30 Minutes or Less

2011

30 Minutes or Less

Critics Consensus

It's sporadically funny and it benefits from a talented cast, but 30 Minutes or Less suffers from a disjointed narrative, and too often mistakes crude gags for true lowbrow humor.

45%

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Reviews Counted: 161

40%
liked it

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User Ratings: 46,948

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Reviews Count: 0
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Rotten: 0

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40%
Average Rating: 3/5

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In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Fred Ward
as The Major
Samuel Johnston
as 15 Year Old #1
Brett Gelman
as Pizza Boss
Staci Fletcher
as Family Dollar Cashier
Gary Brichetto
as Mr. Fisher
Torey Adkins
as Big Guy
Rick Irwin
as Bank Manager
Sam Tedesco
as Security Guard
Wayne Bibbs
as Bank Customer
Jamaal Hines
as Cop Outside Bank
Joseph Lyman
as Alley Cop
David Fleischer
as Bus Passenger #4
Lucas Fleischer
as Random Local
Matthew Sullivan
as Random Tanning Guy
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Pizza delivery boy Eisenberg gets cornered into robbing a bank that sets off a domino effect of comedy ... well, that was the intention, and they came THIS close. Still, it does manage not to offend yer sensibilities too much. Not bad.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

This movie is so simple and so stupidly funny, that it is entertaining. I enjoyed every second of it. Despite its very clear flaws the movie's strongest points are also its weakest. The movie is choppy, crude, stupid, random, and I loved it.

Nikhil Nandu
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

The film has it's funny spots, but really does falter under the crude attempt to make it funnier than anticipated. 30 Minutes or Less provided loose chemistry among its duo of protagonists and antagonists regardless of the starpower. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

"30 Minutes or Less" is a mixed bag to be sure, but it's also short and pretty sweet. The film's nimble running time definitely works in it's favor. There's some awkward dialogue here, and a flat scene there... but you also get a great comedic bank heist scene, a great extended cameo from Michael Pena, and Danny McBride's impeccable delivery (and all in under 80 minutes. Eisenberg and Ansari are pretty good too). As far as a good rental goes, you can't go wrong with this one.

Michael S
Michael S

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