Save your time and avoid 30 Minutes or Less
October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
You’d think these three starring in a movie made by the same folks who brought us Zombieland would mean you’re getting a funny movie, right? Wrong.
30 Minutes or Less stars Jesse Eisenberg as Nick, a pizza delivery guy with little to no ambitions in life. Parallel to his story, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson‘s characters (Dwayne and Travis) who have to pay off a hit man to kill Dwayne’s father – this is where Nick comes into play. Dwayne and Travis lure Nick to a car impound lot and get eventually strap him with a bomb vest. Nick, with the reluctant help of Aziz Ansari‘s character, Chet, has to rob a bank and get Dwayne and Travis the money or else he’d be blown up.
There’s a lot I could complain about but I’ll just stick to the actors who, to me, mailed it in. McBride, while normally funny and sometimes hilarious, relies way too much on very base humor and to be honest the jokes get borderline if not overtly racist at times. His best friend, played by Swardson was probably the highlight of the movie, but only due to lack of options. Eisenberg’s stock had been rising with me with Zombieland and The Social Network, but it plummets back to Earth with his non-emotional dialogue and seeming lack of effort. Finally, Ansari, who I normally find really funny at times, was flat and there was no way I could see him and Eisenberg as friends in real life.
Like I said in the title, save yourself the time and avoid 30 Minutes or Less. I give it a 1/5.