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30 Minutes or Less -- Two fledgling criminals (McBride and Swardson) kidnap pizza delivery guy Nick (Eisenberg), strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank. As the clock ticks, Nick, with the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Ansari), deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
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30 Minutes or Less -- Two fledgling criminals (McBride and Swardson) kidnap pizza delivery guy Nick (Eisenberg), strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank. As the clock ticks, Nick, with the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Ansari), deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jesse Eisenberg ... Nick

Danny McBride ... Dwayne

Aziz Ansari ... Chet

Nick Swardson ... Travis

Dilshad Vadsaria ... Kate

Michael Peña ... Chango

Bianca Kajlich ... Juicy

Fred Ward ... The Major
Sam Johnston ... 15 Year Old #1

Jack Foley ... 15 Year Old #2

Elizabeth Shapiro ... Chet's Date (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)

Brett Gelman ... Pizza Boss
Paul Tierney ... Rodney

Staci Lynn Fletcher ... Family Dollar Cashier
Gary Brichetto ... Mr. Fisher

Ilyssa Fradin ... Mom
Grace Heemstra ... Daughter
Torey Adkins ... Big Guy

Rebecca Cox ... Sandra

Rick Irwin ... Bank Manager
Sam Tedesco ... Security Guard
Wayne Bibbs ... Bank Customer
Jamaal Hines ... Cop Outside Bank
Joseph Lyman ... Alley Cop
David Fleischer ... Bus Passenger #4

Lucas Fleischer ... Random Local
Matthew Sullivan ... Random Tanning Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Adler ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Emily Grauman ... 7th Grader (uncredited)
Vaughn Higginbotham ... Pizza Guy (uncredited)

Aubree Knight ... The Pool Girl (uncredited)
Sydney Lumbert ... Classmate (uncredited)

Geoff Pilkington ... Cocky Guy on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Alex Rush ... Major Tan Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Ron Shedd ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Robin E Silas ... Chet's Dad (uncredited)

Angelique Sky ... Club Bartender (uncredited)
Stephanie Yousif ... Major Tan Bikini Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ruben Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Diliberti (screenplay)

Michael Diliberti (story) &
Matthew Sullivan (story)

Produced by
Stuart Cornfeld .... producer
Kit Giordano .... associate producer
Jeremy Kramer .... producer
Monica Levinson .... executive producer
Brian Levy .... executive producer
Ben Stiller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ludwig Göransson (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Jess Hall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Baumgarten (edited by)
 
Casting by
Nicole Abellera 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Art Direction by
Austin Gorg 
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
 
Costume Design by
Christie Wittenborn 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Buffington .... key hair stylist
Sarah Lawless .... makeup artist: second unit
Lisa Layman .... makeup department head
Monique Venier .... key makeup artist
Hugo Villasenor .... special makeup effects artist
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair department head (as Melissa Yonkey)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Stephanie Strowbridge .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Abby Callahan .... post-production supervisor (as Abigail Callahan)
Carol Dantuono .... post production executive
Monica Levinson .... unit production manager
Robert West .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
G.A. Aguilar .... second unit director (as George Aguilar)
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Alexander H. Gayner .... first assistant director (as Alex Gayner)
Eric Glasser .... second second assistant director: second unit
Gavin Kleintop .... second second assistant director
Jon Mallard .... first assistant director
Adam Martin .... second assistant director: second unit
Courtenay Miles .... first assistant director: second unit
Ryan Bennett .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Ben Conrad .... second unit director (uncredited)
Pete Waterman .... assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Katie Childs .... set decoration assistant
William Costello .... set dresser (as Will Costello)
Chris Coulier .... set dresser
Chad R. Davis .... assistant property master (as Chad Davis)
Andrea Flader .... assistant property master: Michigan
Neil Gahm .... construction general foreman
William F. Gambill .... stand-by painter (as William Gambill)
Erick Garibay .... property master
Zack Gorman .... leadperson
Joel Hienken .... set dresser
Mark Hunstable .... assistant art director
Pat Martine .... scenic foreman
Stacie McKinnon .... art department coordinator
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator (as Walter Mikowski)
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Amy R. Strong .... set decoration buyer
Amy R. Strong .... set dresser (as Amy Strong)
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist
Jesse Tofferi .... set dresser
Michael Triant .... set dresser
Dean Wilson .... scenic foreman
Gary Wimmer .... lead scenic painter
Jory Alvarado .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeanne Bijkerk .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Jason C. Endres .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kristen Gorlitz .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eryn Kovach-Sprenger .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alexandra Lambrinidis .... art department coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Trevor Post .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Don Stover .... prop maker (uncredited)
Michael Tyler .... prop maker (uncredited)
Ed Wager .... gang boss (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Brian Armstrong .... sound effects editor (as Brian J. Armstrong)
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Benjamin L. Cook .... sound effects editor
Brian Dinkins .... mix technician
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Fowler .... adr mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Peter Hansen .... boom operator
Scott Harber .... production sound mixer
Doug Hemphill .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Erin Oakley .... supervising adr editor
Michael Piotrowski .... boom operator
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist (uncredited)
Sarah Monat .... foley artist (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Michael Piotrowski .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects coordinator
Paul Vigil .... special effects foreman
Mollie Rehner .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios (as Raoul Yorke Bolognini)
Joey Bonander .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Phillip Broste .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Travis Button .... compositor: Logan
Ben Conrad .... visual effects creative lead: Logan
Joshua Cortopassi .... 3d artist: Logan (as Josh Cortopassi)
Don Crawford .... compositor: Zoic Studios
David Funston .... cg artist: Zoic Studios (as Dave Funston)
Joshua Galbincea .... digital artist
Paul Ghezzo .... cg artist: Zoic Studios
Benjamin Hawkins .... compositor
Wayne Hollingsworth .... cg artist: Zoic Studios
Corey Holms .... visual effects art designer: Logan
Shun Imaizumi .... cg artist: Zoic Studios
David D. Johnson .... additional visual effects: Pacific Vision (as Dave Johnson)
Stéphan Kosinski .... visual effects supervisor: Logan (as Stephan Kosinski)
Paul Linden .... visual effects supervisor
Ralph Maiers .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic BC
Matt Marquis .... visual effects executive producer: Logan (as Matthew Marquis)
Karen McCarthy .... drs operator: Modern Videofilm
Jason Monroe .... cg artist: Zoic Studios
Shalena Oxley-Butler .... visual effect coordinator: Zoic
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Rob Price .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Scott Siegal .... visual effects producer: Logan
Mark Stetson .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Ajoy Dhoj Thapa .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Caleb Thompson .... digital compositor
Saurabh Tripathi .... digital compositor
James Turek .... visual effects stage manager: Zoic Studios
Vincent Wauters .... visual effects supervisor: Logan
Brian D. Williams .... lead compositor: Logan (as Brian Williams)
Amy W. Wong .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Amy Edwards)
Brian Albury .... tracker: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Rob Bannister .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Dila Beksac .... compositor: SpyPost (uncredited)
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Brett Dowler .... visual effects sequence producer (uncredited)
Safeer Ghaznavi .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Karen E. Goulekas .... additional visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ed Holdsworth .... compositor (uncredited)
Colin Liggett .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Howard Lin .... recruiter (uncredited)
James P. Noon .... tracking (uncredited)
Christine Peterson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Rosekrans .... cg artist (uncredited)
Eric S. Rosenthal .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Lauren Weidel .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Andy Wilkoff .... cg lead (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Trent Brya .... stunts
Frank P. Calzavara .... stunts (as Frank Calzavara)
Jeff Chumas .... stunts (as Jeffrey Chumas)
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Eddie Fernandez)
James Fierro .... stunts (as Jim Fierro)
Marie Fink .... stunts
Mark Harper .... stunts
Nito Larioza .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator (as Ricky LeFevour)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts (as Ricky LeFevour)
Matthew LeFevour .... stunts (as Matt LeFevour)
Tom Lowell .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (as Dan Maldanado)
James R. Mammoser .... stunts (as Jim Massomer)
Natalie M. Meyer .... stunts (as Natalie Meyer)
Carl Anthony Nespoli .... stunts (as Carl Nespoli)
Brian Peters .... stunts
Scott Philyaw .... stunts
Ken Remer .... stunts
Jeff Shannon .... stunts
Jim Sheerin .... stunts
Kevin Sorensen .... stunts
Eric Stratemeier .... stunts
Jim Teachout .... stunts
Todd Rogers Terry .... stunts (as Todd Terry)
Jose L. Vasquez .... stunts (as Jose Vasquez)
Banzai Vitale .... stunts
Rich Wilkie .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... fire coordinator (uncredited)
Marie Fink .... stunt double: Bianca Kajlich (uncredited)
Jeremy Fry .... stunts (uncredited)
Nito Larioza .... stunt double: Aziz Ansari (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... fire stunts assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Moss .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Marty Murray .... stunt double (uncredited)
Allen Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Shannon .... stunt double: Jesse Eisenberg (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Damián Acevedo .... additional director of photography (as Damian Acevedo)
Chris Bangma .... libra head technician
Roger Basquette .... video assist operator
Brett Beimers .... grip
Joe Belschner .... dolly grip
Marvin J. Bowie .... lighting technician
Jason Buzzalini .... grip
Mike Cahoon .... second assistant camera
Patrick Capone .... director of photography: second unit (as Pat Capone)
Michael Caracciolo .... camera operator: second unit
Sean Cassidy .... dolly grip: second unit
Jason Cortazzo .... libra head technician
Ben Davidson .... rigging electrician
Jose Elias Felix .... rigging best boy electric (as Jose Felix)
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip
William Hines .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (as Bill Hines)
Adam Hinson .... rigging electrician
Adam Horne .... rigging gaffer
Victor Huey .... grip
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip
Christopher Koch .... key grip: second unit (as Chris Koch)
Matthew Lowing .... grip (as Matt Lowing)
Casey McClurken .... set lighting technician
Jim McCullagh .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Jim McCullough)
Mike Moad .... dolly grip (as Mike Moade)
Kevin D. Monaghan .... grip (as Kevin Monaghan)
John C. Nadeau .... chief lighting technician (as John Nadeau)
Francine Natale .... set lighting technician
Neal Norton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Neal Norton .... steadicam operator
Kevin Olson .... grip trix technician
Tim Parenteau .... rigging grip
Robbin Park .... best boy grip
Haydn Pazanti .... second assistant camera
Simone Perusse .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brian Posslenzny .... set lighting technician
Brian Powell .... rigging electrician
Chris Primavera .... rigging grip
Dennis Seawright .... first assistant camera
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Dean Simmon)
John Skotchdopole .... camera operator: second unit
Andrew Smith .... video assist operator: second unit
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... loader (as Aaron Tichenor)
Aaron Ulrich .... rigging electrician
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator: "b" camera
Joseph Viano .... best boy rigging grip
Peter Vietro-Hannum .... camera operator: second unit (as Peter Hannum)
Wilson Webb .... still photographer
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator
Michael Cambria .... key first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Brent Christy .... additional lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael E. Cripps .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Evan Fiddler .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Chandler Forbes .... additional grip (uncredited)
Lawrence Henning .... crane technician (uncredited)
Robert B. Henning .... crane operator (uncredited)
Jake Hossfeld .... electrician (uncredited)
Ken Jackson .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Brian Johnston .... best boy grip: second unit (uncredited)
Meg Kettell .... key second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
David Lowing .... additional lighting technician (uncredited)
John McIntyre .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Marcus Mizelle .... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Ian Myron .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Brent Poleski .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg .... libra head operator: second unit (uncredited)
Pierson Silver .... libra head operator (uncredited)
Patrick Sokley .... additional loader (uncredited)
Sean Souza .... additional camera assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Erica Thurlow .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Jeff Urbanowicz .... electrician: second unit (uncredited)
Jeff Wallace .... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Chuck Whelan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Marco Campobasso .... 2d animator: Logan
Dan Everson .... 2d animator: Logan
Dan Everson .... animator
Nicholas Fortshee .... 2d animator: Logan
Dave Logiudice .... 2d animator: Logan
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting associate
Maureen Dreher .... casting: Michigan
Jessica Munks .... casting assistant
Kathy Remski .... extras casting (uncredited)
Matt Wells .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Burton .... costume supervisor
Mairi Chisholm .... assistant costume designer
Eleanor Johnson .... key costumer (as Ele Goudreau)
Anthony Rivera Jr. .... costumer
Maryann Scinto .... ager/dyer
Sabra Temple .... costumer
Aimee McCue .... key costumer: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Josh Beal .... additional editor
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm
Nicholas Hasson .... digital intermediate editor
Skip Kimball .... digital colorist
Tom Reagan .... first assistant editor
Benjamin Sax .... post-production assistant
Bryan Park .... film scanning operator: Modern VideoFilm (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Drew Bayers .... music clearances
Bryan Carrigan .... protools engineer
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Chris Fogel .... music scoring recordist
Steve Juliani .... music preparation (as Steven Juliani)
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Paul Rabjohns .... supervising music editor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Theodore Shapiro .... score producer
Isac Walter .... music supervisor
Erica Weis .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Sherry Cassar .... assistant picture car coordinator
R. Blaine Currier .... picture car coordinator (as Blaine Currier)
Timothy Paustian .... transportation coordinator (as Tim Paustian)
Franco Rea .... transportation captain
Demond Dickerson .... driver (uncredited)
Ken Kupchick .... driver (uncredited)
Robin Monaghan .... transportation (uncredited)
Dean Winton .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andrew Todd Anderson .... assistant location manager (as Andy Anderson)
Mike Angel .... stand-in (as Mike Angel Fernandez Jr.)
Carol Apczynski .... second assistant accountant
Ranjani Brow .... adr loop group
Kevin Budzynski .... production assistant
Ashley Bunge .... assistant location manager
Laura Burnell .... assistant location manager (as Laura Anderson-Burnell)
Matthew Burnell .... production assistant
Alexander T. Carey .... assistant production coordinator (as Alex Carey)
Dru Anne Carlson .... script supervisor (as Druann Carlson)
Katie Childs .... production assistant
Ryan Coplin .... production assistant
Daniel Culpepper .... production assistant
Kathi Danielson .... production accountant
Tim Easterday .... production assistant
Elizabeth Elwell .... key assistant location manager (as Liz Elwell)
Noelia Estrada .... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld
Megan Gilliam .... production secretary
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Ken Hansen .... production assistant
Melissa Hinken .... production assistant
Wendy Hoffman .... adr loop group (as Wendy Hoffmann)
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist (as Tiaka S. Hurst)
Sean R. Jackson .... office production assistant: reshoots
Mary Kasprzak .... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances
Michael LaFond .... production assistant
Ashley Lambert .... adr loop group
Nicholas LaVelle .... production assistant
Sarah Lin .... assistant: Mr. Stiller
Daphner Miller .... assistant: Mr. Kramer
SuAnn Mitchell .... production assistant
Tony Nawrocki .... locations production assistant
Tony Nawrocki .... production assistant
Shannon Parker .... production assistant
Gerson Paz .... production assistant
Stephen Pell .... production assistant
Heather Pollock .... script supervisor: second unit
Sheryl Sirmons .... first assistant accountant (as Sherry Lynn Sirmons)
Andrew C. Smith .... assistant to producers
Jessica Jane Stewart .... assistant production office coordinator (as Jessica Stewart)
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Matt Vail .... production assistant
Joseff Vanhorn .... craft service
Jeremy Waterbury .... assistant: Mr. Fleischer
Peter Wentzel .... finance executive
Stephanie Wescott .... payroll accountant: US
Robert Whitfield .... payroll accountant
Larry Woodall .... medic
Daniel Worden .... stand-in/photo double
Donald E. Wygal .... production coordinator (as Donald E. Wygal Jr.)
Kyle Burton Black .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven Buchanan .... digital dailies (uncredited)
Brandon T. David .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Dezsi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Favreau .... stand-in/photo double: Danny McBride (uncredited)
Scotty Felsenfeld .... stand-in: Jesse Eisenberg (uncredited)
Tal Fiala .... account executive (uncredited)
Jennifer D. Fodor .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Genther .... stand-in: Nick Swardson (uncredited)
Michael Harthen .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Corey Holms .... title designer (uncredited)
Jim Jaffe .... product placement executive (uncredited)
Traver Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Erin Krajewski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Kras .... photo double: Nick Swardson (uncredited)
Matthew J. Lohr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Loring .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Michelle Plott .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Angie Pollema .... production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Potochick .... lead armorer (uncredited)
Nashin Rahman .... stand-in: Dilshad Vadsaria (uncredited)
Nathan K. Robertson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua Rubino .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Noah Sampsel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brandon Schiffli .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Jack Schmier .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Sheppard .... production assistant (uncredited)
Daryl M. Simpson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rena Sternfeld-Allon .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Mackenzie Storhaug .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Striano .... scorpio head operator (uncredited)
Daniel Su .... post-production accounting assistant (uncredited)
Narges Takesh .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Joe Tinpan .... stand-in: Michael Peña (uncredited)
Matthew Traylor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Traylor .... second unit production assistant (uncredited)
Jeremy Tremp .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Walkmeyer .... armorer (uncredited)
Bruce Winegar .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dan Wojciak .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Worden .... stand-in (uncredited)
Phil Wright .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Wygmans .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jean Fen Yu .... accounting clerk: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael J. Rosenstein .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence
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Trivia:
Fred Ward is credited as The Major, but near final third of the film when he is walking through his house, his oversized lottery check is shown on the wall, issued to him. Therefore, his character's name is Jerry Mikowiski.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the pool cleaning scene, Dwayne is holding the pool skimmer which has some leaves still stuck to it. When the shot changes, the leaf debris is gone.See more »
Quotes:
[during the bank robbery, to a man sporting a handlebar moustache]
Chet:Quit lookin' at me, moustache!
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34 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Good cast and premise without the writers to handle it, 15 August 2011
Author: jmson23

The film's plot is just how it is presented, so I will just focus on where the film fell short despite all the ingredients for success.

I saw the trailer for this and was hoping for a good, not great, summer comedy. The quality of writing in this genre can be difficult to predict based on trailers because we see two minutes of footage trying to bring us to the theater, which often leaves the best jokes spoiled before the first minute. The main reason I chose to watch 30 Minutes or Less was because of Jesse Eisenburg. Coming off of his solid performance in The Social Network and his previous roles in comedy, surely he is in a position to wait for a good script.

There is a good cast here of actors who have had supporting roles or just a brief scene in big comedies over the past few years (Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson in particular), who outside the comedy circuit aren't recognizable names yet. Danny McBride is getting perfect at playing this kind of character (the drug dealer in Observe and Report comes to mind) who projects the pure alpha male ego and aggression of someone of authority - all while misusing every quote, saying and fact considered to be common knowledge.

I just erased a long analysis of my gripes, which aren't necessary to explain in such detail. The script was just flawed for comedy in my eyes and no one could save it. Mainly, the movie went back and forth between crazy but theoretically possible and not trying at all to seem believable. The characters are sometimes exaggerated kinds of people that exist and those who cannot, and with whom no one could relate to. Good comedies require more than lots of good jokes and actors. It all must come together in some way that works on the level presented, because context is what humor plays off. The best jokes of the film could be put essentially anywhere in any film and work the same.

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