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: August 12, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% 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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Leonard Maltin

30 Minutes or Less is so shallow, self-satisfied, and downright repulsive that I hesitate to discuss it at all. It has none of the qualities of director Fleischer's debut feature, Zombieland, and it's a long way from Eisenberg's...

Sarah Marrs

30 Minutes or Less wasn't terrible and when it did make me laugh, it made me laugh a lot. It was just built on the wrong comic premise.

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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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Meghan Keane
New York Observer

Probably has the approximate cultural staying power of its title.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

I guess it goes down easy enough, however bland and familiar. Kind of like a cheap pizza. Remember to tip your driver.

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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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Pizza delivery boy Eisenberg gets cornered into robbing a bank that sets off a domino effect of comedy ... well, that was the intention, and they came THIS… 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
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
Film Crazy
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
familiar stranger
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