30 Minutes or Less
30 Minutes or Less (2011)

In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's sporadically funny and it benefits from a talented cast, but 30 Minutes or Less suffers from a disjointed narrative, and too often mistakes crude gags for true lowbrow humor.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The film contains a remarkable level of violence, yet never establishes a tone that would make it seem funny or truly shocking; the jokes flounder in an air of half-hearted spite.

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Meghan Keane
New York Observer

Probably has the approximate cultural staying power of its title.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Jesse Eisenberg goes from the smartest guy in the room in 'The Social Network' to the most gullible dork in the pizzeria.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

It's funny, clever and pacy to a fault, and the script more than satisfies its quota of decent zings.

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James Berardinelli

The dark, biting comedy often strays into territory that can be categorized as politically incorrect, but the result is funny, engaging, and at times a little disconcerting.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

There's too much cheese, but there are still enough amusing action beats and funny one-liners to let one say "30 Minutes or Less" delivers, more or less on time.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

It never reconciles the meticulous intelligence needed to build the weaponry and the monstrous stupidity needed to use it.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The movie belongs to Ansari, who steals nearly every scene he is in with his jangly, nervous intensity.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

30 Minutes Or Less has enough of both action and comedy to appeal to multiple demographics, and as far as crude comedies go it's a fun watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Nikhil Nandu
This movie is so simple and so stupidly funny, that it is entertaining. I enjoyed every second of it. Despite its very clear flaws the movie's strongest… More
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A charming, amusing story, but the movie gives up on itself towards the end.
Eugene Bernabe
The film has it's funny spots, but really does falter under the crude attempt to make it funnier than anticipated. 30 Minutes or Less provided loose… More
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Being fascinated by the Brian Wells story & explored it to the best of my abilities & accessible details, I was keen on checking this one out. Although… More
Michael S
"30 Minutes or Less" is a mixed bag to be sure, but it's also short and pretty sweet. The film's nimble running time definitely works in… More
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