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

Mixed or average reviews- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 71
  2. Negative: 28 out of 71
  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 »