Year One

2009

Action / Adventure / Comedy / History

61
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 15%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 23%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 83243

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Olivia Wilde as Princess Inanna
Paul Rudd as Abel
Juno Temple as Eema
Bill Hader as Shaman
720p.BLU
652.46 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 2 / 35

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by darth-tobe 3 / 10

Too few clever bits buried under a lot of junk

This is only the second Jack Black film I've watched apart from School of Rock, which I liked a lot. I wonder which film is more typical of a "Jack-Black film". I hope it's not this one.

Jack Black plays a particularly unlikable version of his slob with big ambitions role that came across to me as a bumbling jerk. The plot follows him and his cliché geek side-kick on a journey through old testament times that is more than a little reminiscent of Life of Brian. In fact, I got the impression that this film really wants to be Life of Brian with its own brand of reluctant chosen one and even some very similar individual scenes. But Life of Brian was absurd, yet sharp-witted, had excellent timing, black humour and a degree of self-awareness that still did not require it to roll its eyes at the camera. Year One has only a few clever moments. I liked the role of Olivia Wilde as the scheming princess and also the way politics played out at the king's court. But that is more the stuff of a serious movie.

Year One is supposed to be a comedy. To quote my favourite reviewer: a comedy has to be judged by whether or not it made you laugh. And again there were a few moments that made me smile like when the two main guys make some iconic biblical scenes happen by bumbling into them. Sadly, it seems for each of these moments there is at least one crude one that drags on to the point where it's not funny any longer or way beyond cringe-worthy. Pee jokes and poop jokes and fart jokes and some middle school level sexual innuendo are drawn out as if the director was trying to ensure that even the dimmest of dim-wits could not miss the point the movie was trying to make. It's as if someone was screaming in your face: "Get it? This right here is supposed to be funny. Have you got it yet? Have you?!"

What I found shocking is that with a slightly different cast you could dismiss a lot of this as an "Adam Sandler movie" but maybe others are picking up this style. I think it goes to show the kind of opinion studios have of their target audience. I honestly don't know who I would recommend this kind of film to. Best not recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Trinity 10 / 10

Excellent!

Wow. I am once again shocked at the low ratings! This movie is HILARIOUS! This is my favorite movie with Jack Black. I laughed so hard, and so much during this movie! I quote this movie all the time. So many epic lines. "Year One" is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. I would DEFINITELY recommend this movie to anyone who loves comedies, and wants to laugh hysterically!

Reviewed by Mynameisroman 4 / 10

As bad as the ratings suggest

Wow. After only 7 minutes in the movie you know why the low ratings. its just awful. i usually like the main cast but here they feel totally wrong from the beginning. this humour might works when you are a child but not when you are an adult. sadly the movie continues to be bad. there are some nice bits and pieces here and there but mostly not worth your time.

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