» Reviews: 30 Minutes or Less

Nathan Schwartz

|    Friday, August 19, 2011

  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Producer: Stuart Cornfeld, Ben Stiller, Jeremy Kramer
  • Writer: Michael Diliberti, Matthew Sullivan
  • Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Michael Peña, Fred Ward
  • Distributor: Columbia Pictures
  • Running Time: 83 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Action, Comedy

30 Minutes or Less didn’t come anywhere close to the awesomeness of Zombieland (which was one of my favorite movies from 2009, and was also directed by Ruben Fleischer) for a few reasons. It was overly vulgar, it wasn’t nearly as clever, and I really don’t like Danny McBride. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about the fact that it strongly resembled the gloomy events that transpired in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003. However, I will say that I did laugh here and there. It wasn’t a lot of laughter, but it was enough to keep me from hating it.

Verdict: Wait for the DVD/Blu-ray


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