30 Minutes or Less Reviews

  • That rare film that exceeds your expectations by a mile.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • 30 Minutes shouldn't work. But it does. A stoner movie without the spliff smoke, it's proudly, sexually lewd with no cushion of boyish sweetness.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Sometimes a rude and crude comedy is simply scraping the bottom of the barrel, despite the efforts of a talent like Mr. Eisenberg and of second bananas like Mr. Ansari and Mr. Swardson.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • 30 Minutes wallows in stupidity without making the bromance bonds believable.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Beholding Eisenberg in Fleischer's relentlessly vulgar and un-funny "30 Minutes or Less" is akin to watching a ring-tested champion punch far below his weight. What a comedown.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • It has a miserable start - well, it has a miserable middle, too.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Like his latest, Fleischer's Zombieland borrowed plenty of genre tropes, but paid them back with a self-aware wink. 30 Minutes or Less just takes the money and runs.

    Seth Colter Walls — Village Voice

  • A darkly comic underachiever that manages to charm almost in spite of itself, Ruben Fleischer's "30 Minutes or Less" is probably best watched as it was made: without much evident effort.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • This is disappointing news, given that the director of this sputter-rev-sputter ride is Ruben Fleischer​ and that nattering Jesse Eisenberg stars.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • It's punchy, nasty, laugh-out-loud-funny stuff that doesn't flag or wear out its welcome.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

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

    Richard Brody — New Yorker

  • Moral of the story: If you occupy the demographic that this film is aimed at, Hollywood doesn't have a very high opinion of you.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The movie ends up being just sharp enough at its peaks to be frustrating in its valleys. But the laughs are there.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • 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

  • The movie claims to be only 83 minutes long, but it's the longest 83 minutes to come along in quite awhile.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • How disappointing to see Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg and his "Zombieland" director, Ruben Fleischer, reunited in a low-rent slob comedy.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • It's a bit like the Three Stooges on crack -- nutty, loud, profane and full of laughs. It won't change your life and it might hurt your ears, but it should keep you smiling.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • The film wallows in such abject stupidity for big chunks of time that the talents of such actors as Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson are largely wasted.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Probably has the approximate cultural staying power of its title.

    Meghan Keane — New York Observer

  • Clocking in at a mercifully short 83 minutes, pic spares us the endless ad-libbing, but isn't nearly as tight as its title implies.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

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