30 Minutes or Less Reviews

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August 11, 2011
30 Minutes wallows in stupidity without making the bromance bonds believable.
Top Critic
August 11, 2011
At a mere 83 minutes, 30 Minutes or Less might seem able to deliver on the promise of its zippy title. Instead, this slackers-go-gangsta comedy demonstrates that less than 90 minutes can be a very long time.
August 11, 2011
The movie claims to be only 83 minutes long, but it's the longest 83 minutes to come along in quite awhile.
August 11, 2011
The only consistent laughs come from Michael Pea's eccentric hired killer, the movie's one character who seems like someone we haven't seen a million times before.
August 11, 2011
Sometimes a rude and crude comedy is simply scraping the bottom of the barrel, despite the efforts of a talent like Mr. Eisenberg and of second bananas like Mr. Ansari and Mr. Swardson.
August 11, 2011
30 Minutes or Less is all about the zigzagging rush of the ride.
August 11, 2011
A darkly comic underachiever that manages to charm almost in spite of itself, Ruben Fleischer's "30 Minutes or Less" is probably best watched as it was made: without much evident effort.
August 11, 2011
It has a miserable start - well, it has a miserable middle, too.
August 11, 2011
The movie ends up being just sharp enough at its peaks to be frustrating in its valleys. But the laughs are there.
August 11, 2011
Something similar actually happened once, but the result wasn't funny. Neither is "30 Minutes or Less," although it smirks like it thinks so.
August 11, 2011
I had decent hopes for this high-concept, low-brow comedy; those hopes were quickly dashed.
August 11, 2011
I ran out of patience, even by August standards, way before the movie was over.
August 11, 2011
A film that climaxes with a trade-off in a junkyard has a rich appreciation for the clichs of the action-comedy genre, but 30 Minutes Or Less is ultimately so muddled and slight that's it's hard to ascertain what the filmmakers were thinking.
August 11, 2011
If only it were 30 minutes or less.
August 11, 2011
Moral of the story: If you occupy the demographic that this film is aimed at, Hollywood doesn't have a very high opinion of you.
August 11, 2011
None of this crackles with the kind of breezy, madcap hilarity that it should; it's actually rather tortured and convoluted.
August 10, 2011
30 Minutes or Less is slight and not exactly memorable, but it moves quickly and has some surprising twists and top-notch performances all around. Not bad for a disposable late-summer comedy.
August 10, 2011
[A] zany, irreverent comedy.
August 10, 2011
The film wallows in such abject stupidity for big chunks of time that the talents of such actors as Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson are largely wasted.
August 10, 2011
30 Minutes shouldn't work. But it does. A stoner movie without the spliff smoke, it's proudly, sexually lewd with no cushion of boyish sweetness.
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