Year One

Year One

Year One

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).

200997 minsUSA
Comedy

Streaming (4 Providers)

Year One / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.

Full review
Total Film

Total Film

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?

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

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

Full review
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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."

Full review
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

Full review