75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A bloody screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity, and gives us drug-dealing lowlifes who are almost poetic in their clockwork dialogue.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
He may be a first-time feature ­director, but music video master Benny Boom clearly knows how to pull a midlevel movie ­together.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Routine stuff, but things move quickly, with several offhand funny moments. Mos Def is hilarious in a cameo as another delivery guy.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
What ensues is an uneasy mix of farcical slapstick and comedy of errors with a violent, blood-soaked tale of inner-city crime.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Next Day Air is sort of bracing, though it isn't very good: Its total lack of dramatic and comic bearings, to say nothing of a point, keeps you wondering about the next fatality, in a half-interested way.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Next Day Air can't decide whether it's a broad stoner comedy or a gritty Tarantino-esque action flick. The humor is there, but violence brings the laughter to an abrupt halt.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

There's a serious miscalculation when the lighthearted hijinks suddenly give way to a climactic scene of brutal violence.
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
None of these characters provides more than a smattering of laughs, but Def is the one guy we might like to see more of, if only because his role is small and better executed than it deserves.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This movie could really use an Avon Barksdale, but even actor Wood Harris, who played drug kingpin Barksdale in "The Wire," seems a bit lost.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

If the movie doesn't even care about its characters, then how can we?
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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