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February 21, 2017
* It's got a good opening scene and the it's a fairly well directed flick. The majority of the movies problems lie with the incredibly immature script and bad performances. The script reaches such a low that you honestly begin to wonder if a 12 year old kid was behind it.
½ January 3, 2017
Not a good movie to watch
December 25, 2016
Worth shit movie I have ever seen...
November 26, 2016
Bad, Silly and boring.
October 12, 2016
Thought this movie was very funny had alot funny references and scenes of action aswell
October 11, 2016
At first, both the character build-ups and some of the jokes fall rather flat, but, as soon as the action commences, "30 Minutes or Less" proves itself to be quite an entertaining, if overall inessential, crime comedy, benefitting by the quick pace, the several plot threads and the charismatic Aziz Ansari.
½ September 1, 2016
This film happened in real life and the victim died on live TV. And thats no comedy.
Super Reviewer
½ July 29, 2016
An ok crime comedy film with a good story and a few good laughs thrown in, I loved Zombieland so when I heard it was from the same director I was looking forward to it, But I was left expecting maybe a little more from this film, But on the whole a good watch.
July 3, 2016
Fun, frantic and light-hearted. Not a bad way to spend 83 minutes.
April 22, 2016
I wish the movie was 30 minutes or less instead of running around in circles. I know its a cheap shot but it deserves it. Watched it with big expectations coming after a hilarious ride in Zombieland but felt utterly disappointed with its half baked script resulting in actors trying too hard and loud.

Dwayne (Danny McBride) is being robbed of his inheritance and comes up with a plan to revive it by including his acquaintance Travis (Nick Swardson). They kidnap a bored pizza delivery guy Nick (Jesse Eisenberg), attach a bomb to his vest and orders him to rob a bank or they will blow him up. Nick tries to take help from his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) who has just parted ways with him.

Not that it does not have its moments but they are too few and rest of it is too crude. The storyline definitely has a potential to be quite funny and given the capable cast it could have been hilarious. But the writing goes bonkers pulling everything down along with it leaving too much for the cast who divulge to physical comedy for which they are not suited for. Running at over 80 minutes itself made me look at the remaining runtime at least 4 times through the course of the movie. A movie of this genre cannot afford to be boring being a thriller action comedy.

30 minutes or less runtime could have saved it
½ March 23, 2016
Certainly one of the more underrated stoner movies of the past few years, this film takes its ridiculous premise and runs with it. Admittedly, the frequent tonal shifts from serious action thriller to goof ball comedy are very jarring and will certainly turn off many viewers. However, this film keeps the running time short (a brisk 83 minutes) and wisely casts each of its leads in parts they are comfortable playing. This is not a movie for everyone and chances are you'll forget it entirely a month after you've seen it. However, it's ultimately a harmless little comedy and fun way to kill an afternoon.
Who'd like it? Anyone looking for a different sort of stoner comedy but don't want to spend much time on it.
March 19, 2016
I was entertained and laughing. So why wouldn't this deserve a 4?
½ February 26, 2016
Hilarious and I wish it was longer
½ February 6, 2016
While the movie had its flaws, especially in the narrative, and writing, I still had a blast! A very refreshing idea about a bomb strapped to the main protagonist not only builds tension, but it also provides fantastic humour and badassery. Just remember to take this movie a bit less seriously than the plot might indicicate you should.
½ November 19, 2015
30 Minutes or Less has a talented cast but they don't have much to work with sometimes.
Super Reviewer
November 16, 2015
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.
October 23, 2015
gets a star for being filmed in my hometown of grand rapids, mi but that's it
October 9, 2015
I had forgotten this movie existed.
½ September 27, 2015
Cheap gags and too many loose ends in the plot. Just not a well made film.
September 20, 2015
'30 minutes or less' is an action comedy that doesn't pretend to be more than that. I like that. There's plenty of action in this movie and more often than not it's funny, with a few big misses here and there.

The story is veil-thin, of course. Jesse Eisenberg plays Nick, a mundane pizza delivery driver, who gets tangled up in the ridiculous web of two wannabe criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). Nick asks his former best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) for help, even though their relationship has just strained.

I'd seen this movie in a theatre a few years back and I thought overall it was funny. Re-watching now, I cringed a few times when the characters uttered some really, REALLY bad jokes. Fortunately this stuff stops after about 8 or 9 minutes.

After that it's a lighthearted action comedy which doesn't take itself too seriously, thank the lord. There are some funny moments, some funny references and eventually a story that ties up loose ends.

What more could I expect from a movie like this?

Pros: Funny, well-paced, lighthearted
Cons: Some overt immaturity
Verdict: This was enjoyable
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