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Next Day Air Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 20, 2011
Next Day Air is well-intentioned but ill-thought, an amateur work by a first time filmmaking team trying to make the kind of film they like to watch, but ignorant of what makes those kinds of films work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
[Director Benny Boom] keeps the proceedings competent in the face of a labyrinthine plot that begs for more so-called flair than it deserves.
Aaron Hillis
GreenCine
November 17, 2009
Updates the spirit of blaxploitation without feeling pressed to worship or satirize it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 4, 2009
Nearly every scene is a play on the perception that the accumulation of wealth will bring social validation and self-worth.
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Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Based on modest expectations Next Day Air delivers just the entertainment package it promises -- namely, dumb laughs laced with violence -- and it kinda works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
July 4, 2009
I admire Benny Boom's effort; he wanted to make a movie and did it. One can only hope his next venture in Hollywood will be more original and sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
June 7, 2009
It delivers neither laughs nor chills and offers no visuals more interesting than the Exit signs on the theater doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2009
Next Day Air is sort of bracing, though it isn't very good: Its total lack of dramatic and comic bearings, to say nothing of a point, keeps you wondering about the next fatality, in a half-interested way.
| Original Score: 2/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
May 15, 2009
Best to refuse this delivery
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 14, 2009
Consistently unremarkable from its dullsville title on down.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 13, 2009
Here's a project so ill-conceived that it finds room in its cast for the talented Mos Def but then bungles that gift by giving him the smallest role among the principal cast members.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Armond White
New York Press
May 13, 2009
Filmgoers who think outside the artmovie box will discover that the artful and enjoyable Next Day Air offers an episode of 21st-century black American life that August Wilson never got to.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 13, 2009
Guy Ritchie never made anything this bad and boring on the worst Madonna-influenced, crypto-Kabbalistic day of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
May 13, 2009
There are no cops, not much farcical energy, and none of the satiric edge it would take to pull off the film's grim denouement.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
May 11, 2009
I've seen much funnier films from Mike Epps.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
May 11, 2009
An amusing tail of incompetent criminals.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 10, 2009
I barely detected moments that even seemed like they were supposed to be funny, let alone ones that actually were.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 10, 2009
I like Donald Faison, Mos Def and Mike Epps - but I really disliked this movie and them in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 9, 2009
A screwball comedy/splatter flick which might best thought of as a campy cross of Cotton Comes to Harlem and No Country for Old Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 8, 2009
Forty years from now, this may be fascinating for its relentless early 21st-century 'urban' slang and attitude. Let's hope it also seems antique for the idea that guns are as accessible as Kleenex...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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