Critic Consensus: What Friday might lack in taut construction or directorial flair, it more than makes up with its vibrant (albeit consistently crass) humor and the charming, energetic performances of its leads.
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Critic Reviews for Friday
I knew the picture was in trouble when its first gag involved an old lady spewing obscenities.
Friday has energy, and sass, and the nerve to suggest that the line between tragedy and comedy may be in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
A crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.
This is a ruder, cruder version of the hip-hop movie House Party, and it offers a fascinating glimpse at the way street life enters pop culture.
Writer and director are both only 25 years old -- and provide another example of why it's best to beware of young men with movie cameras.
Audience Reviews for Friday
Ice Cube has no talent as a writer (nor much as an actor) but did find who would want to direct this crappy stoner comedy that feels like the worst and most unfunny sitcom ever, plagued with awful actors (Chris Tucker is unbearable), painful gags and stereotypes instead of characters.
F. Gary Gray's timeless comedy is stereotypical, satirical and authentically humorous for a new, young generation. Friday is that notable 90's film that can be viewed countless times, memorized and still be able to produce a laugh for many more future generations. 4.5/5
Friday become a much more superior than others stoner-buddy comedys, not just because have a simple, entertaining, terrible funny screenplay and an unforgettable acting by Chris Tucker. But also for present a surprising, tense and powerful drama. Fresh.
|Rita:||Ooh! What's up?|
|Smokey:||Not a damn thing!|
|Craig:||You want some kool-aid?|
|Smokey:||Man.....you know damn well I want some kool-aid!!|
|Smokey:||Man... you know damn well I want some kool-aid!|
|Joi:||Uh uh hell no, pfft! Who is that bitch?|
|Craig:||Who you talking to?|
|Joi:||Nigga I'm talking to you! Now who is she?|
|Craig:||That's just Debbie from down the street.|