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Friday After Next (2002)



Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 71
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 53

This Friday installment is more shapeless and stale than its predecessors.


Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 18

This Friday installment is more shapeless and stale than its predecessors.



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The gang from Friday and Next Friday are back in this urban comedy, in which Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) have finally moved out of their respective parents' homes and gotten an apartment together. However, a bogus neighborhood Santa Claus (Rickey Smiley) decides to help Craig and Day-Day share the wealth by robbing their apartment, and when he rips off their stereo, he also makes off with their rent money, which was hidden in the speaker cabinets. Desperate to make rent and have



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Mar 25, 2003


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This is a terrible movie, one of the worst comedies of the year.

November 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Frenetic but not really funny.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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You'd have to be applying pretty loose critical standards to describe Friday After Next ... as a good movie, but in the coming weeks it may certainly prove a useful one.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Friday movies are a lot like an African-American version of Seinfeld; they're really about nothing. And if you can appreciate the cultural dislocation of their urban California milieu, same as Seinfeld, they can be funny as hell.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Leisurely, waxy potpourri of messy sight gags, coarse sex jokes and all-pro bad behavior.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Something to offend everyone.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It's become abundantly clear that series star/writer/producer Ice Cube hasn't a clue as to why the first Friday became such a beloved cult classic in the first place.

January 29, 2009 Full Review Source:

...more cartoonish than anything else...

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Perhaps the main problem with Friday After Next is that everything is too manic to be memorable.

June 26, 2003 Full Review

A South Central LA comedy with more of the flavor of Halloween, the film is more about ghetto strife that's just too agitated to, well, pause for Claus.

January 19, 2003 Full Review
Long Island Press

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the 'hood, Friday fans were wishing the new sequel was good.

December 27, 2002
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Never having seen the first two films in the series, I can't compare Friday After Next to them, but nothing would change the fact that what we have here is a load of clams left in the broiling sun for a good three days.

November 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This isn't a "Friday" worth waiting for.

November 25, 2002 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

There must be an audience that enjoys the Friday series, but I wouldn't be interested in knowing any of them personally.

November 24, 2002 Full Review Source:

Neither as good as its direct ancestor nor as clever as the original Friday, this is, to put it bluntly, all seeds and stems.

November 24, 2002 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

I wish I could say "Thank God It's Friday", but the truth of the matter is I was glad when it was over.

November 24, 2002 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

All comedy is subversive, but this unrelenting bleak insistence on opting out of any opportunity for finding meaning in relationships or work just becomes sad.

November 23, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Friday After Next is a lot more bluster than bite.

November 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The only reason you should see this movie is if you have a case of masochism and an hour and a half to blow.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source:

Writer Cube and director Marcus Raboy vigorously mix Christmas cheer and and real life, and the result is as tasty as eggnog spiked with whiskey.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The film definitely has an audience out there. Yet, it beats me what they found so funny as what's offered is simply quite awful.

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Screen It!
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Audience Reviews for Friday After Next

August 28, 2011
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A holiday themed final installment in the Friday Trilogy. I can't say that it's worse than the second one, in fact it's slightly better. Terry Crews made for an even more deranged villain that would stop at nothing to get his jail bait. It's more of the same comedy from the first two, so you basically know what you're getting in to.
March 27, 2010

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Xmas in the Hood homies!! A santa claus crook, a pimp, and a ex-inmate whoes got the hots for tupac and the pimp! lololololz
July 25, 2006
Khris N

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    1. Pinky: Murry Chistmas... Murry Christmas... from Pinky... NUCCA!
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    1. Day-Day Jones: It's not ya beauty, it's ya booty!
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