Sunday, June 21, 2009

Year One - Cera & Cross

Year One with Michael Cera and David Cross is in theather since June 19th and the critics aren't very good. I've made for you a selection of critics from the website The Metascore is 37 out of 100, that's mean "Generally Negative Reviews".

80 The New York Times Manohla Dargis
A thoroughly, sometimes gaggingly broad and sly conceptual laugh-in.

75 San Francisco Chronicle 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.

67 Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman
This is just silliness run mildly wild.

63 Baltimore Sun 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."

50 Variety Ronnie Scheib
Lacks seismic guffaws but elicits many mild smiles.

50 USA Today Claudia Puig
The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.

42 The Onion (A.V. Club) Josh Modell
Year One isn't dreadful; it just isn't nearly as funny as it hopes to be.

40 The Hollywood Reporter 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."

38 New York Post Kyle Smith
Its script isn't worth the papyrus it's inscribed on.

33 Christian Science Monitor Peter Rainer
The people who made Year One seem to think that all you have to do to make a hit comedy is get a bunch of jokesters together. But where are the jokes?

30 Washington Post Michael O'Sullivan
A lowbrow, only fitfully amusing comedy.

25 Boston Globe 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.

20 New York Daily News Joe Neumaier
During all of the film’s oh-so-long 97 minutes, Year One, barely earns a snicker.

12 Premiere Robert Calvert
We loved this movie the first three times we saw it, when it was called "Life of Brian," "Wholly Moses," and "History of the World Part 1."

0 LA Weekly Robert Wilonsky
Unbearably painful from shrugging start to outtakes-laden finish, Harold Ramis’ half-assed, hare-brained return to writing and directing makes Mel Brooks’ equally muddled, soporific "History of the World, Part 1" look downright majestic by comparison.

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