Thursday, August 11, 2011

30 Minutes Or Less - Movie Review

30 Minutes or Less stars Jesse Eisenberg as a pizza delivery guy, Nick, who has to deliver pizzas in 30 minutes or less. He gets kidnapped and forced to rob a bank by buddies Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson), who have planned to assassinate Dwayne's dad to take his lottery winnings and use it to open up a tanning salon/brothel. They strap a bomb onto Nick and sends him on his way. Of course, Nick goes to his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) and enlists him to help with the bank heist. Things go awry when the hitman Dwayne has hired turn the tables on Dwayne when he doesn't get him money from Nick.

The movie was pretty straightforward and a little dull. I didn't think there was that much going on, even when there were action scenes. The whole idea of this movie is a little over the top (though apparently someone was forced to rob a bank before) and you go in to the theatre knowing it's going to be a bad movie. Aziz Ansari was pretty hilarious, though he did get more frantic as the movie progressed and he becomes a bit grating after a while. Eisenberg plays the slacker well but even he couldn't rescue this movie.

30 Minutes or Less comes out in theatres this Friday, August 12th.

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