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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 kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. -- (C) Sony

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Probably has the approximate cultural staying power of its title."
‑ Meghan Keane, New York Observer
"Jesse Eisenberg goes from the smartest guy in the room in 'The Social Network' to the most gullible dork in the pizzeria."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"This is a breezy, fun, and funny film that doesn't waste any time in getting its story told by propelling its characters into one crazy situation after another."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"A raunchy heist comedy with a pace as fast as its dialogue, '30 Minutes Or Less' will have you laughing out loud."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"It's funny, clever and pacy to a fault, and the script more than satisfies its quota of decent zings."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"30 Minutes or Less lacks logic, and it doesn't make use of its title concept in any interesting way, but the film is funny, fast and entertaining through-and-through."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"...there's simply never a point at which the film's one-dimensional characters become compelling enough to warrant all this action and mayhem..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It never reconciles the meticulous intelligence needed to build the weaponry and the monstrous stupidity needed to use it."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"The movie belongs to Ansari, who steals nearly every scene he is in with his jangly, nervous intensity."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"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."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"The movie unfurls without rhythm, momentum or visual flair, but at a furious pace."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"A consistently funny, well acted and fantastically short - basically 80mins - little comedy that's more than deserving of your time."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
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