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Next Friday Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Entertainment Weekly
January 12, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Next Friday is an extremely funny movie, and this is coming from someone who barely cracked a smile during Friday, the first installment of this franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
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.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Notable chiefly for feeding a stereotype of blacks as shiftless layabouts interested mainly in recreational drugs and irresponsible sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
The flick could use Chris Tucker, co-star of the first Friday, AWOL in the sequel. He probably took a look at the script and realized this sequel was no reason to shout, 'T.G.I.F.'
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Isn't quite the picture its predecessor was.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
One measure of its desperation and lack of respect for its audience is the frequency with which it labors to wring humor from flatulence and excrement gags.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
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.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Its humor batting average would earn anybody an MVP.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The real problem with Next Friday is that the whole movie is so ineptly written and directed that its 90 minutes seem to take twice as long.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
January 1, 2000
Another plotless, pothead comedy.
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Al Brumley
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
It delivers the same brand of cheap laughs.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
If there were any justice, Next Friday would be the last Friday. Somehow, I fear the first weekend grosses will make that unlikely.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Next Friday is a truly awful film.
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Ice Cube manages a certain bumbling charm that keeps the film churning along quite winningly for 90 minutes.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Next Friday will eventually be remembered as a disposable farce, but one that leaves a happy memory.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Next Friday has everything you loved about last Friday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 1, 2000
The pic is too larky and goofy to come across as mean-spirited.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Most of the humor is about as fresh as the air left behind whenever Witherspoon uses a toilet.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Next Friday's a chronic snore.