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).

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Comedy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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?

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A dreary experience.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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."

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

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...

0

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 ****

1.0
0

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.

3.0
0

Holy shit that was funny!

0

This movie was great, completely funny and random, very witty, Great!!!!! If you don't like this movie you are an old stiffy!!

5.0
0

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....

5.0
0

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.

3.0
0

Jaybles = Win

5.0
0

FAIL

1.0
0

I can honestly say this was the worst movie I have ever seen. Having seen the movie advertised on Television I was looking forward to a good laugh. I was very disappointed, the acting was terrible the humor was lame and the storyline, well lets not go there. Seriously this movie is a shocker. Trust me save your money and choose another flick. Nothing could...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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?

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A dreary experience.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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."

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

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...

0

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 ****

1.0
0

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.

3.0
0

Holy shit that was funny!

0

This movie was great, completely funny and random, very witty, Great!!!!! If you don't like this movie you are an old stiffy!!

5.0
0

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...

5.0
0

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.

3.0
0

Jaybles = Win

5.0
0

FAIL

1.0
0

I can honestly say this was the worst movie I have ever seen. Having seen the movie advertised on Television I was looking forward to a good laugh. I was very disappointed, the acting was terrible the humor was lame and the storyline, well lets not go there. Seriously this movie is a shocker. Trust me save your money and choose another flick. Nothing...

1.0
0