Year One

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Prehistoric comedy with Jack Black as Zed and Michael Cera as Oh - cavemen in 1AD. Despite being banished from their village, the pairplan on making it big - Zed has a gut feeling he's been chosen by God to do great things. Starting their own tribe (the 'Muscle Tribe of Danger and Excellence'), Zed and Oh set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Unfortunately, their quest for glory hits a few snags, like being sold into slavery, and later becoming the object of interest to a very amorous, very hairy high priest (Oliver Platt) in the oppulent city of Sodom.

Directed by Harold Ramis (writer of Ghostbusters and Meatballs, and director of Caddyshack and Groundhog Dog).

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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A dreary experience.

Empire (UK)

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Unless you pine for second-tier Mel Brooks, you’ll find more laughs in the Old Testament itself.

Hollywood Reporter

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A lot of comedic talent founders in this new Harold Ramis comedy that doesn't exactly recall his glory days of "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."

Los Angeles Times

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There is no real plot either; instead the narrative seems designed to get this prehistoric pair from one funny sketch to the next, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

New York Times

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A thoroughly, sometimes gaggingly broad and sly conceptual laugh-in.

Total Film (UK)

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Twenty times longer than its (excellent) trailer, and with about the same number of decent jokes, this underachieving effort boasts another brilliant Michael Cera performance, plus Jack Black licking a turd. Or is he polishing it?

Variety (USA)

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Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.

Stoned Age

Jack Black delivers yet more proof that he's lost his unpredictable zany edge and morphed into middle aged Robin Williams mediocrity. A dreadful lowest-common-denominator movie that scrapes the very bottom of the barrel for cheap unfunny gags. Remove your brain, get blind drunk, gouge out your eyes with a rusty spoon and maybe (just maybe) you'll find some redeeming features in this stone-age stoner farce. Makes Adam Sandler look like a comedy genius and Rob Schneider's THE HOT CHICK or THE ANIMAL look like high art...


OH goodnes another Jack Black failure

I used to think he was funny and he truly can be but I think he sold out and just turns up polished pieces of movie ****

Funny, just expect very little

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Funny, just expect very little

It is funny, and I have to admit that, but don't expect anything memorable to come from this movie. The plotline/timeline is a bit hard to follow and anyone who attended church when they were younger will pretty much understand what I mean. Still, I laughed and have since forgotten most of it.

Hahahaha!

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Hahahaha!

Holy shit that was funny!

Funniest Shit Ever

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Funniest Shit Ever

This movie was great, completely funny and random, very witty, Great!!!!!

If you don't like this movie you are an old stiffy!!


Most excellent

I found it to be an insightful movie, with a heavy emphasis on archaeological reconstruction. As a reconstruction of a paleolithic culture in the ancient world, Anno dominus one, it was very interesting. It managed to avoid references to the roman empire, which quite a lot of literature studying this period tend to focus on and as such was quite refreshing. A must see movie. I can't recommend it enough.

what a mess

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what a mess

worst hours of my life. what the hell was the director thinking

It was alright....

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It was alright....

It wasn't the best movie I have ever saw but then again it wasn't the worst either. It has some REALLY funny bits in it but the plot and ending was completely terrible.

Awesome

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Awesome

Jaybles = Win

Year One Primary level

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Year One Primary level

My headline sums it up. What a mess!