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Next Friday (2000)



Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 64
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 51

Next Friday lacks the fun of the original Friday. The movie is messy and plotless and relies on unfunny vulgar gags.


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 17

Next Friday lacks the fun of the original Friday. The movie is messy and plotless and relies on unfunny vulgar gags.



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Movie Info

In this sequel to the urban comedy Friday, rap music star Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets the better of Debo in a fist fight, Debo is determined to flatten Craig in a rematch. Looking to stay out of Debo's way, Craig decides that it would be a good time to visit his cousin (Mike Epps) and




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All Critics (77) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (51) | DVD (15)

Next Friday is a truly awful film.

January 1, 2000
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The flick could use Chris Tucker, co-star of the first Friday, AWOL in the sequel. He probably took a look at the script and realized this sequel was no reason to shout, 'T.G.I.F.'

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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One measure of its desperation and lack of respect for its audience is the frequency with which it labors to wring humor from flatulence and excrement gags.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Next Friday will eventually be remembered as a disposable farce, but one that leaves a happy memory.

January 1, 2000
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Its humor batting average would earn anybody an MVP.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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Lazy, dumb, and misogynistic.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

[Cube abandons] the heavy-on-dialogue rhythm in favor of needless subplots rife with hijinks.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Still, in the Wayans Brothers tradition, a few of the vignettes are savvy and effective.

September 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Most of the characters are so foolish and short-sighted that they can't see beyond the last puff of the fattie they're smoking.

January 1, 2000
St. Paul Pioneer Press

When you feel like you have to explain the pop culture references in your gags, your movie is in trouble.

January 1, 2000
Charlotte Observer

Next Friday, after its midway mark, just lumbers until it fizzles out.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

And make no mistake about it, this unfunny farce is as awful as a sequel can get.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A stupid, petulant exercise in racism and misogyny.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

Not a giggle, not a smile nor a smirk came out or across my face.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

In laying on all the outrageousness, Ice Cube sacrifices a key element to Friday's appeal: a surprising amount of heart.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

A heaping piece of rancid garbage.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Surely a better title would have been 'Saturday'.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

About as deep as an empty wading pool.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Next Friday

A half wit follow up to a semi-descent movie. When Chris Tucker won't sign up for a sequel, it's usually a bad sign. Mike Epps was a horrible addition to the cast, reducing everything to bad punchlines. While it does have some good elements, the bad certainly outweighs the good.
March 27, 2010

Super Reviewer

Hilarious. I think it was just as good as the first one.
November 27, 2007

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