75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Year One has one joke, but it's a good one, played for many variations over the course of an often very funny comedy.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is just silliness run mildly wild.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
At best it's a bit like Mel Brooks' "The History of the World Part I" (except Ramis stops somewhere in Genesis); at worst it's like a Scary Movie-type parody of John Huston's "The Bible."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Dopey but resourceful yukfest.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's the knockabout biblical lark Mel Brooks never got around to making.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Year One is not really THAT bad and not ENTIRELY without laughs.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
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."
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Any good will the movie generates, though, is grated right back off by Black, whose obnoxiousness has lost whatever charm it once possessed.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
During all of the film’s oh-so-long 97 minutes, Year One, barely earns a snicker.
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34 out of 100
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