30 Minutes or Less (2011)

Movie Info

Movie Info

Run Time
1 hour and 23 minutes

VP Content Ratings

Sex & Nudity
Rated R. Our Ratings: V-4; L -8; S/N -2. Running time: 1 hour 23 min.

But my eyes are turned toward you, O God, my Lord;
in you I seek refuge; do not leave me defenseless.
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me,
and from the snares of evildoers.
Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I alone escape.
Psalm 141:8-10

Our heroes with their bank loot.

© 2011 Sony Pictures Releasing

Filled with gratuitous gutter language in order to appeal to young adults who love raunchiness (there’s a topless lap dance scene), this admittedly funny movie is not for church movie groups. Set in glamorous Grand Rapids, Michigan, it is one of those things-go-wrong affairs, with two bumbling would-be criminals knocking out Jesse Eisenberg’s pizza-delivering Nick, strapping a bomb to him and forcing him to rob a bank in order to raise the 100 grand they need to hire a hit man to kill the father of one of them.

The title comes from the pizzeria’s slogan, which sets us up for Nick’s wild driving during the obligatory chase sequence. In the unlikelihood that you gather a group for this turkey, you’re on your own for questions. Enough of the details of a movie for which Eisenberg, so effective in The Social network, should fire his agent for suggesting that he make it. The same goes for stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari who plays Jesse’s best friend. Both are so much better than this sordid material.

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