As I said, the movie was hit-and-miss. It was the same jokes over and over and over again: penis, hummus, penis, hummus, penis, penis, hummus, penis, Mariah Carey, penis, penis, hummus, hackey sack, electronics store, penis, penis, hummus, hummus, penis, Mariah Carey, penis, and finally, spurting hummus out as a metaphor of an orgasmic penis... you get the point. It was typically the jokes in between all the repeated ones that were the funniest (probably because it was a break in the repetition). The over-the-top action wasn't as bad or annoying as I thought it would be. It worked pretty well, though there were moments where it tried too hard (like the ping pong grenade toward the beginning).
Nick Swardson really had some of the funnier parts of the movie (pretty much like any movie he's in... like Click or The Benchwarmers), and he was really underused in it. But there are some pretty good cameos in the movie, as well, though I won't spoil who. Though some were better than others. And the parts that were funny were pretty funny; they were just kinda few and far between.
On the visual side, this movie had quite a bit of male nudity (mostly Sandler's backside, though I figure it was a stand-in). However, there was no female nudity. I take that back: there was female nudity, but not the kind the audience deserved. Though the actress who played Dalia really was rather hot.
The biggest problem
with the movie was that it had way too much going on. There were too
many plots. There was the hairdresser plot, the terrorist plot, the
Phantom plot, the business-buy-out plot, etc. There was just too much
going on and crammed into this movie, even if it was almost two hours
long. And the climax of the movie was damn near anti-climactic and
cop-out, while the ending of the actual movie nearly made me wonder why
I had sat through the movie, as one of its biggest plots was rendered
pointless (and almost hypocritical). And not to mention that about
halfway into the movie, the hairdresser thing just kinda... goes away.
You spend the first full half of the movie watching Zohan leave his old
life, come to
All that aside, though, the movie did have some really funny moments. It wasn't horrible by any means, but it wasn't the best comedy I've ever seen, either. I'd say it was relatively average.