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.
| Original Score: B
A crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.
Director Gray tries (unsuccessfully) to create a '90s Cheech and Chong with inane lavatory humour, manic facial expressions, and plenty of close-ups of a tokin' Smokey. Passť the spliff.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cube is amusing, though he's really playing straight man to Tucker's frenetic and energized Smokey.
Dirty, offensive, infantile and may launch a few sanctimonious opinion columns. And I mean that in the nicest way.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4