Projections - Movie Reviews
With Jim Sabatini

30 Minutes or Less

30 Minutes or Less
Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Dilshad Vadsaria and Michael Peria

Rated: R For violence, rude language, nudity and sexual situations.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: August 12, 2011 Released by: Columbia Pictures

Is it just me, or are comedies becoming increasingly raunchy?   This one, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) certainly points to that premise.
       Danny McBride once more plays a foul-mouthed slacker.   He wants to knock off his father so he can inherit his lottery win before he spends it all. His stripper girlfriend recommends someone who'll do it for $100,000.00.  He doesn't have any money, so he and his equally loser friend (Nick Swardson) hatch a plan to kidnap a random patsy and strap a bomb to his chest, so he'll rob a bank for them.
       Enter Nick (Jesse Eisenberg), a pizza delivery guy, whose employer uses the 30 Minute or Less tag.   He gets his friend (Aziz Ansari) to help him, and the two head off to the local bank "next door to the Olive Garden" for the robbery.
       There's some pretty good car chase scenes, and Eisenberg fits the role.   He looks like a regular guy who has nothing more on his mind than how to get a cute girl to like him.   This could have been a pretty good comedy, but instead its filled with one moronic character after another, spouting crude and explicit language and not much else.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
30 Minutes or Less  D   C-                     C- 

Home | Search | Reviewer Bios | Links | Mail Us
Copyright © 2011 Projections