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30 Minutes or Less Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
I guess it goes down easy enough, however bland and familiar. Kind of like a cheap pizza. Remember to tip your driver.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Jesse Eisenberg goes from the smartest guy in the room in 'The Social Network' to the most gullible dork in the pizzeria.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 9, 2013
There's too much cheese, but there are still enough amusing action beats and funny one-liners to let one say "30 Minutes or Less" delivers, more or less on time.
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
September 23, 2012
30 Minutes Or Less has enough of both action and comedy to appeal to multiple demographics, and as far as crude comedies go it's a fun watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012
This is a breezy, fun, and funny film that doesn't waste any time in getting its story told by propelling its characters into one crazy situation after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
30 Minutes or Less lacks logic, and it doesn't make use of its title concept in any interesting way, but the film is funny, fast and entertaining through-and-through.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011
The movie unfurls without rhythm, momentum or visual flair, but at a furious pace.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
A raunchy heist comedy with a pace as fast as its dialogue, '30 Minutes Or Less' will have you laughing out loud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
December 6, 2011
The film contains a remarkable level of violence, yet never establishes a tone that would make it seem funny or truly shocking; the jokes flounder in an air of half-hearted spite.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 25, 2011
...there's simply never a point at which the film's one-dimensional characters become compelling enough to warrant all this action and mayhem...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
September 19, 2011
A consistently funny, well acted and fantastically short - basically 80mins - little comedy that's more than deserving of your time.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 19, 2011
30 Minutes or Less is almost as dumb as its wannabe criminal geniuses, but the film barrels along at such a pace - spraying expletives as it goes - that it doesn't matter that the plot is as battered as Nick's Mustang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 18, 2011
More frenetic than funny, the film bumbles along with three sets of characters endlessly swapping obscene insults.
Michael Leader
Little White Lies
September 16, 2011
Puerile, irritating and insultingly phallocentric.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
It's like a live-action version of a vulgar, violent cartoon: It's cheerful, willfully subversive, speedy, and lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 16, 2011
It's a pity that debut screenwriter Michael Diliberti could not think of any better ways in which to try to make the audience laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
September 16, 2011
Like a sort of laughter thong, it covers very little and doesn't save the blushes of anyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 16, 2011
30 Minutes or Less has one of those screenplays that looks goodish on paper but is only a bit above average.
| Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 16, 2011
Everyone bumbles along and the actors go into overdrive trying to convince us that this is all terribly hilarious but most of the time they are fighting a losing battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
September 15, 2011
An entertaining enough distraction but not the must-see it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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