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75
Loaded with priceless encounters that would seem incongruous in any other movie but play here as low-comedy facts of some parts of black life.
63
New York Daily News
The movie's 85 minutes speed merrily along on a steady stream of outrageous antics, entertaining performances from seasoned pros (like John Witherspoon, as Craig's dyspeptic dad), and unforgettable introductions to new talent.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
I guess there's an audience for it, and Ice Cube has paid dues in better and more positive movies ("Barbershop" among them). But surely laughs can be found in something other than this worked-over material.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The movie is altogether too infatuated with its ramshackle spirit. Most of the gags take after the characters -- they just sit there.
50
The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.
50
Anyone who pays to see it will certainly feel as if he has been clipped.
50
Ultimately, the lazy, cynical underpinnings of Friday After Next are as visible as the film's soundtrack is obnoxious.
50
Miami Herald
The third -- and thinnest and weakest and least funny -- installment in Ice Cube's popular Friday series.
38
New York Post
Bedeviled by labored writing and slack direction.
25
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Dumb and Dumber 'n the hood.
25
Baltimore Sun
If you do insist on seeing this film, don't arrive late: the clever, animated opening credits are a stitch, suggesting a sprightliness of touch and winsome wickedness of tone that's missing from the rest of the movie.

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