Monday, 18 June 2012

Now on Sky Movies: 30 Minutes or Less

30 MINUTES OR LESS


2011

15

Directed by Ruben Fleischer

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson


From the director of Zombieland and starring Jesse Eisenberg, you would be right in expecting the same again, but apparantly lightening doesn't hit twice: this isn't another Zombieland. It's not that it's bad. It's just not particularly good.

The plot chronicles a pizza delivery boy who gets kidnapped, wired up with an explosive and ordered to rob a bank in hours or else... The result is refreshing, quick, fun and completely quotable - but it is by no means perfect.

For starters, the casting is a little off. On the one hand, you have the main thread and pairing between Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari who are excellent. Whereas our masterminds (McBride and Swardson) are caricature and pantomine. So instead of being Dumb and Dumber it turns into two grown men acting like children and trying to be funny: but maybe that's the point.

30 Minutes or Less is funny though, the script is witty, it's incredibly fast paced and Jesse Eisenberg is genius as ever in this role. The movie also has Fleischer's signature indie look and amazing soundtrack which is always a strong point. So for a light hearted, good laugh - look no further than 30 Minutes or Less.

Rating: 5.5






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