83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's nothing nice about 30 Minutes or Less. It's got no redeeming social value. It just ticks away, exploding all notions of where you think it's going to go. It blew me sideways.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
For every line or gag that works, there are three or four more that seem to belong in a different movie altogether, either a darker one or a breezier one.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fleischer isn't much on details. It's all about the zigzagging rush of the ride. Fair trade.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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. In other words, wait until it hits DVD, order a pizza and Netflix it.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The crime is appallingly petty. But occasionally the friction between two actors' idiocy will produce a comic spark.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Eisenberg (who starred in director Fleischer's far better Zombieland) does his usual Eisenbergian thing, more slacker and less hacker, but still hitting the same notes. And Ansari squawks and yelps, like a parrot with a grudge.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
30 Minutes or Less is "Pineapple Express" gone sour.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
30 Minutes or Less is a strange case. Either it goes for a particular tone and doesn't achieve it. Or it does achieve a tone that's not really worth striving for.
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45

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
This slackers-go-gangsta comedy demonstrates that less than 90 minutes can be a very long time.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Fleischer stages one chase scene with a bit of comic flair but otherwise never locates that mix of macabre action and comedy that at least made "Zombieland" amusing.
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49 out of 100
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