Movie: 30 Minutes or less


With Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari.

Director: Ruben Fleischer.


Opens 28 October.

Rating: 3/5

What’s it about? 

He’s a cool dude whose only concern in life is whether he can deliver a pizza in 30 minutes. Then two thugs kidnap him, connect him to a bomb and force him to rob a bank – before the pizza gets cold!

Who will enjoy it? 

Guys who hide their tattoos from their parents and sneak out at night to party till daybreak. This hilarious comedy is just the thing for cool older teenagers who think they’re streetwise and need to hang loose for a bit before the exam stress kicks in.

Forget about your iPad or cellphone; this movie is the most fun you’ll have all weekend – these up-for-anything characters will make you look at geeks in a new light! You’ll laugh till you cry at the antics of these clumsy, salami-munching dudes with more testosterone than brain cells.

So round up your best mates, stock up on popcorn and giggle your takkie laces into a knot. Jesse Eisenberg is the master when it comes to playing clueless but brave, pimple-ridden, curly-haired nerds.

He’s even better than Michael Cera in Superbad and 30 Minutes or Less is an even cooler and cheekier flick.

If you think recent movies have given teens a bad name this one repairs the damage. Only if you’re young, or can remember what it was like to be young. And love pizzas.

Similar films

Superbad, Superhelde, Road Trip.

Popcorn facts

Jesse Eisenberg designed the website

He’s of Polish descent and apparently doesn’t own a TV.

His mother is a professional clown who entertains at kids’ parties and as a youngster Jesse often accompanied her to work.

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