You Don't Mess With The Zohan Movie Review

So I went to see Adam Sandler’s new movie “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan”. It’s about an Israeli commando who is the best in killing and capturing villains. He’s called on to catch the Phantom (John Turturro) who is his Palestinian enemy, but decides to fake his death so he can go to America and cut hair. He finds a small shop run by a Palestinian female named Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui), gets a job as a hairstylist, and becomes very famous because of his haircuts and favors he does for them in the back room. Eventually he is recognized by Salim (Rob Schneider) who remembers him because long ago Zohan stole his goat so he wanted revenge. Salim tries killing him on his own but after a fail attempt he decides to call Phantom, who has made a lot of money with his own chain of fast food restaurants, because he supposedly killed Zohan. Meanwhile, there is a company own by Walbridge (Michael Buffer, you know the announcer from all those boxing, wrestling, UFC matches that says, “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!!!”) who is trying to buy out the neighborhood that the hair salon is on and can’t because Zohan is bringing in the money for rent. So Phantom shows up, tries to kill Zohan, but the fight is stopped by Dalia who winds up being Phantom’s sister. He then realizes that in America the Israelis and Palestinans get along (Valkor’s Notes: WTF!!!?) and decides he wants to follow his dream of selling shoes. They team up to beat Walbridge, who’s burning up the Israeli buildings so that they think it was the Palestinians. Oh yea and let me not forget that every chance they get in the movie, they start to dance Disco. (Valkor’s Notes: WTF!!!?)

The Good

The good thing about this movie was definitely all the cameos of famous people like Chris Rock, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Dave Matthews, Henry Winkler, Kevin James, Mariah Carey, John McEnroe, George Takei, Bruce Vilanch, and let’s not forget Charlotte Rae as Mrs. GreenHouse (You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the Facts Of Life!!!).

The Bad

Unfortunately the movie in whole was just not as funny as I know Adam Sandler can be. It was very long and I just found myself asking when is it over?

The Ugly

The acting was very plain, we needed more comedy.

I did like the movie but I definitely didn’t love it and I must give it 3 stars and that’s 1 star just because they packed the movie with so many cameos; they made the movie that much better. Thanks Mrs. Garrett. This has been Epic-1 tested and TOV approved.