30 Minutes or Less Reviews

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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.
September 16, 2011
Puerile, irritating and insultingly phallocentric.
September 16, 2011
30 Minutes or Less has one of those screenplays that looks goodish on paper but is only a bit above average.
September 15, 2011
It's entirely ridiculous, but it gallops cheerfully along; everything is carried off with flair and ingenuity.
September 14, 2011
It's funny, clever and pacy to a fault, and the script more than satisfies its quota of decent zings.
August 22, 2011
It never reconciles the meticulous intelligence needed to build the weaponry and the monstrous stupidity needed to use it.
August 19, 2011
30 Minutes or Less is so shallow, self-satisfied, and downright repulsive that I hesitate to discuss it at all. It has none of the qualities of director Fleischer's debut feature, Zombieland, and it's a long way from Eisenberg's...
August 17, 2011
Probably has the approximate cultural staying power of its title.
August 12, 2011
The dark, biting comedy often strays into territory that can be categorized as politically incorrect, but the result is funny, engaging, and at times a little disconcerting.
August 12, 2011
The movie belongs to Ansari, who steals nearly every scene he is in with his jangly, nervous intensity.
August 12, 2011
This is disappointing news, given that the director of this sputter-rev-sputter ride is Ruben Fleischer​ and that nattering Jesse Eisenberg stars.
August 12, 2011
It's a bit like the Three Stooges on crack -- nutty, loud, profane and full of laughs. It won't change your life and it might hurt your ears, but it should keep you smiling.
August 12, 2011
In a year lousy with badly written movies filled with phallic fixations, it's a relief to watch one that is happy to be rude good fun without excessive raunch.
August 12, 2011
From the premise to the performances, everything and everybody just seems to be trying way too hard.
August 12, 2011
One of the great disappointments of my cinematic year so far.
August 12, 2011
The film's running time and sudden ending suggest a desperate last-minute edit to cut anything that wasn't working. They stopped too soon.
August 12, 2011
For a soul-sucking 83 minutes, you're trapped inside the film's tiny, ugly mind.
August 12, 2011
"30 Minutes or Less" may be tasteless, moronic and lacking in any redeeming social value whatsoever. But for me, at least, it was gut-bustingly funny -- perhaps this waning summer season's ultimate guilty pleasure.
August 12, 2011
Beholding Eisenberg in Fleischer's relentlessly vulgar and un-funny "30 Minutes or Less" is akin to watching a ring-tested champion punch far below his weight. What a comedown.
August 11, 2011
Either it goes for a particular tone and doesn't achieve it. Or it does achieve a tone that's not really worth striving for.
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