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You Don't Mess With The Zohan

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Kevin Nealon, Lainie Kazan, Ido Mosseri & Rob Schneider

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.0
DD Sound Rating: 3.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include two commentary tracks: one by Actors Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Nick Swardson and the second by Director Dennis Dugan; ten featurettes: Look Who Stopped By (nine minutes), Dugan: The Hands-On Director (seven minutes), The Stunts Of Zohan (ten minutes), Dugan Espa

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 27746
(MPAA Rating): UR
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(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/07/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dennis Dugan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Zohan (Sandler) is an Israeli counter-terrorist agent who has had enough of the constant fighting between the Palestinians and the Jews. After capturing the most wanted Palestinian terrorist, The Phantom (Turturro), Zohan is angry to find him out of prison shortly after capture, due to a prisoner exchange deal between the two waring governments. With dreams of becoming a hairdresser in the States, Zohan fakes his death and flees the Holy Land. After becoming a successful hairstylist in a mixed Jewish/Palestinian neighborhood, Zohan finds the violence of his homeland has followed him. But is it the Palestinians who are causing all the problems? Whoever it is better watch out, because the mild-mannered hairdresser has a secret identity

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD has low overall contrast, with the picture looking washed out and poorly defined. Resolution is good, with fine details resolved well, but there are moments that are noticeably softer than others. Compression artifacts are rarely problematic, and edge enhancement isn

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