Year One

Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Year One is not really THAT bad and not ENTIRELY without laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    I have a certain affection for this movie, if only because of its conceptual simplicity.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.
  5. 42
    Year One isn't dreadful; it just isn't nearly as funny as it hopes to be.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    40
    Unless you pine for second-tier Mel Brooks, you'll find more laughs in the Old Testament itself.
  8. 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."
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 162 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 74
  2. Negative: 29 out of 74
  1. Dec 31, 2011
    3
    It was kind of funny, but it was also full of gross, unnecessary dialogue. Overall, it was O.K., but I am giving it a 3 out of disgust. One ofIt was kind of funny, but it was also full of gross, unnecessary dialogue. Overall, it was O.K., but I am giving it a 3 out of disgust. One of Jack Black, the #1 comedian in the world's weakest movies. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    10
    I really don't understand the low rating because I absolutely loved this movie. I've watched it several times and could keep on watching itI really don't understand the low rating because I absolutely loved this movie. I've watched it several times and could keep on watching it again and again. I wasn't a Jack Black fan before seeing this, but now I'm more interested in seeing his movies. Michael Cera was terrific, as one might expect. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2010
    2
    I rated this movie the total number of times I snickered throughout its entire 97 minutes. It really boils down to the fact that Jack BlackI rated this movie the total number of times I snickered throughout its entire 97 minutes. It really boils down to the fact that Jack Black and Michael Cera are a bad combo; combine that with the movie's lackluster writing and you get "Year One." Full Review »