• R, 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Marcus Raboy
    In Theaters:
    Nov 22, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 25, 2003
  • New Line Cinema

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Friday After Next Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Something to offend everyone.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 24, 2010

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2002
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2002
Yvonne Dennis
Philadelphia Daily News

A whole lot foul, freaky and funny.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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A raucous, riotous, blisteringly obscene comedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

November 22, 2002
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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All this South Central color gives Friday After Next a lived-in feel that endears you to the characters and the way they live.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2002
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Cube and Epps play off each other well, but the comedy's success lies mostly in its talented stable of supporting actors.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2002
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 7/10

November 22, 2002
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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Cranks up an impressive amount of energy considering that it's the third installment.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 21, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The constant flow of calamities spotlights a lot of talented and funny people under music video veteran Marcus Raboy's buoyant, good-natured direction.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 21, 2002
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com

A Christmas Story it's not, but there are worse ways you could spend your holi-daze in the 'hood.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2002
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It's all a rather shapeless good time...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

November 21, 2002
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Just for fun -- a break from shopping, tree trimming, cooking, cleaning, wrapping and all the rest.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

November 21, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The movie has no respect for laws, political correctness or common decency, but it displays something more important: respect for its flawed, crazy people.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2002
Edward Crouse
Village Voice
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A manically generous Christmas vaudeville.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 19, 2002
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 29, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
December 2, 2002
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
December 1, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
December 1, 2002

Boston Phoenix
November 30, 2002

Houston Chronicle
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November 28, 2002

Orlando Weekly
November 28, 2002

Arizona Republic
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November 22, 2002

Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 22, 2002
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