Next Friday (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Next Friday lacks the fun of the original Friday. The movie is messy and plotless and relies on unfunny vulgar gags.

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In this sequel to the urban comedy Friday, rap music star Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets the better of Debo in a fist fight, Debo is determined to flatten Craig in a rematch. Looking to stay out of Debo's way, Craig decides that it would be a good time to visit his cousin (Mike Epps) and uncle (Don "DC" Curry), who have recently won the lottery and moved into a spacious new home in the suburbs. Like Friday, Next Friday was written by Ice Cube and his frequent musical collaborator DJ Pooh; music video director Steve Carr made his feature debut with this film.
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R (adult situations/language, sex)
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Comedy
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Cast

Ice Cube
as Craig Jones
Mike Epps
as Day-Day
John Witherspoon
as Mr. Jones
Amy Hill
as Miss Ho Kym
Tamala Jones
as D'Wana
Lobo Sebastian
as Lil Joker
Michael Blackson
as Customer No. 1
Rolando Molina
as Baby Joker
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Maria Arce
as Girl No. 2
Shane Conrad
as Real Estate Man
Lady of Rage
as Baby D
Carmen Serano
as Girl No. 1
David Waterman
as Sheriff No. 3
Robin Allen
as Baby D'
Cheridah Best
as Sheriff Lady
Vanessa White
as Girl No. 3
Ronn Riser-Muhammad
as Stanley/Mystery Guest
Keebo
as Pinky Chaffeur
Don 'D.C.' Curry
as Uncle Elroy
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Critic Reviews for Next Friday

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (22)

Another plotless, pothead comedy.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Cube walks through this picture in an unconnected, unfunny daze, torching what is obviously a great talent in pursuit of cheap laughs and big box office.

December 31, 1999
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The pic is too larky and goofy to come across as mean-spirited.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Variety
Top Critic

If the first film was such stoned, dumb fun it felt illegal, Next Friday reminds us of the dangers in returning to the scene of the crime.

December 31, 1999
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Isn't quite the picture its predecessor was.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Village Voice
Top Critic

Next Friday's a chronic snore.

December 31, 1999
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Next Friday

Although far less memorable than the original, Next Friday still is able to produce some laughter, even when the film is obviously inconsistent, immoral and offensively gag-filled. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

A half wit follow up to a semi-descent movie. When Chris Tucker won't sign up for a sequel, it's usually a bad sign. Mike Epps was a horrible addition to the cast, reducing everything to bad punchlines. While it does have some good elements, the bad certainly outweighs the good.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

A decent sequel.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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