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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Laine Kazan, Rob Schneider
Director: Dennis Dugan
Rating: NC-16 (Sexual Humour)
Year Made: 2008




- Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Rob Schneider & Nick Swardson
- Commentary with director Dennis Dugan
- Deleted Scenes
- 10 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: Look Who Stopped By
- Dugan: The Hands-On Director
- The Stunts of Zohan
- Dugan Espanol?
- Zohan vs. Phantom
- Shooting Baja for Tel Aviv
- All American Redneck
- From Guns to Scissors
- The Robot
- Laughing is Contagious



Languages: English/Thai
Subtitles: English/Thai/Chinese/
Aspect Ratio: 1.850:1 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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Comedy superstar Adam Sandler is back - and funnier than ever - as The Zohan, the finest counterterrorist agent the Israeli army has. That is, until he fakes his death and travels to Manhattan to live his dream... as a hairdresser. Now this skilled fighting machine who used to clip bad guys is out to prove he can make the cut as a top stylist.

All goes silky smooth until his cover is blown when he's recognized by a Palestinian cab driver (Rob Schneider). Now, The Zohan must fight to live a peaceful new life in New York in this razor-sharp action-packed comedy from Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow and Dennis Dugan.


Now we know the importance of the role played by our friends at the censorship board – this reviewer has a colleague with two kids aged 7 and 10. Thanks to the worldwide web, they have seen the trailer of this Dennis Dugan directed comedy, and they love it so much they can mimic and chant Adam Sandler’s spastic sounding line: "I want to cut… and style hair." But because there is a NC16 sticker on the DVD cover, the colleague knew better than to watch it with the kids around (they were out watching High School Musical 3: Senior Year, a movie that’s much more wholesome than this), and boy, was she glad the kids didn’t watch this outrageously rude but funny flick.

Sandler plays an Israeli soldier who pretends to be dead so he can appear in New York City to become a hairstylist. Not only does he provide service in the hair department, the suave man with a, well, big package manages to romance his clients by providing, well, extra services. Along the way, he falls in love with a girl, his secret identity gets exposed, and he may just lose his newfound career and life to the evil men who are after him.

We must admit that this is not too bad a plot, with some potential of an overall feel good atmosphere, but with Sandler around, you know better than to expect a wholesome movie. Furthermore, joining him are other funnymen Chris Rock (Madagascar), Rob Schneider (Big Stan), and wait, is it Mariah Carey we see there? But no one is going to snatch the limelight from Sandler and his, well, big package here, which contributes itself to most of the rude jokes here.

We love the scene where he chases his enemy across the seas, we love the scene where he styles the two dogs’ hair in the airplane cargo, we love the scene where he fakes an accent to sound Australian and we love every scene he appears in his glaringly distracting crotch-obvious outfit. You have to see these scenes to realize why our friends at the censorship board prefer kids to stay away and watch happy musicals involving high school students instead.

But when these jokes repeat themselves in this 113 minute picture, you get the feeling that the filmmakers are trying a little too hard to impress viewers with their not so clean sense of humour. True, there are some, well, ups, during the first half of the movie, but its unevenness shows when things get a little dreary towards the end. There are only so many times we can laugh at big crotch jokes, and to be frank, we didn’t expect ourselves to care for Sandler’s character initially, but as the jokes wear thin, we found him a tad irritating.

But oh well, let’s not be scrooges in this day and time – This is a good movie to laugh off, forget your troubles and spend two hours with your brains decked somewhere. Just make sure there aren’t under aged kids lurking around when you play this.


The Code 3 disc does provide a fair amount of special features to complement the movie. Watch the movie and laugh, listen to the commentaries and laugh, watch the featurettes and laugh some more.

Commentary with Adam Sandler, Rober Smigel, Rob Schneider & Nick Swardson – You know this one is going to be funny with these people in the mix. They can make fun of the girl who appears in the Columbia Tristar opening, and ogling at pretty Israeli girls and giving some insightful trivia about how director Dugan is holding the camera in one shot and filming his own feet.

Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan – In this second feature commentary, we get a little more serious with the director telling you about the shooting locations of the movie, for example, the opening beach scene is shot at different places. He tells us in which scene he cameos in as well.

Deleted Scenes – There are 15 deleted scenes with a total runtime of 14 minutes removed from the final cut of the movie. Watch out for a cross dressing enemy, a funeral gathering and a showdown in an electronic store.

Featurettes – There are 10 behind the scene featurettes with a total runtime of 27 minutes focusing on Chris Rock’s taxi driver cameo, Mariah Carey’s glittering appearance and you’ll also get to see how green screen is utilized in many of the car chase scenes. Ah, technology.

Also, look out for Easter Eggs where you’ll get to see the how a trick involving wigs is played on the guy in charge of wigs (they call him Hair Department Head), and experience the cast and crew dancing to a funky disco music video.


The visual and audio transfers are good enough for you to see Sandler’s distracting crotch piece, as well as the beautiful beach and city settings. Language options include English and Thai Digital Dolby 5.1.



Review by John Li


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This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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