30 Minutes or Less

30 Minutes or Less
30 Minutes or Less
  • R
  • 1h 23m
  • 2011
Rotten44%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten44%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Rotten

The film contains a remarkable level of violence, yet never establishes a tone that would make it...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Michael Leader
Rotten

Puerile, irritating and insultingly phallocentric.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

30 Minutes or Less has one of those screenplays that looks goodish on paper but is only a bit abov...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

It's entirely ridiculous, but it gallops cheerfully along; everything is carried off with flair an...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
David Jenkins
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Common Sense Says
Language + sex + violence = funny, but not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this subversive, mature comedy earns its R rating with lots of adult material -- from partial nudity to drug use, violence, and swearing. The villains catch the main character, strap a bomb to his chest, and force him to rob a bank. Guns are also pulled, a flame thrower is used as a weapon, and there are car crashes, fights, and at least one dead body. A strip club scene includes topless women; there are also some implied sex acts (including oral sex) and lots of innuendo. Language is constant, including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "t-ts," and "c--k." Characters also drink lots of beer and smoke some pot.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:August 10, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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