• Released
  • August 12, 2011
  • R , 1 hr 23 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
  • 582 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Aspiring crooks force a pizza-delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg) to rob a bank.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For Crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudit and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Language + sex + violence = funny, but not for kids.
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