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30 Minutes Or Less

Recommended by Gordon Holmes

THE not so smart Dwayne (Danny McBride) intends to open a massage parlor with his partner Travis (Nick Swardson), but he does not have money for the investment.

He decides to hire a hit-man to kill his father, The Major (a typically hard nosed Fred Ward), who won a large amount of money in the lottery years ago, but the killer demands $100,000 for the job.

Dwayne and Travis kidnap the pizza delivery boy Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) and dress him in a vest with a timer and several bombs.

Then Dwayne tells Nick that he has ten hours to rob $100,000 from a bank. Once he does, he would give Nick the code to release the vest.

Nick summons his best friend Chet to help him in the heist but the scheme does not work the way Dwayne has plotted.

A wacky comedy that is perhaps not as clever, or as funny, as it would like to think it is, but which is rescued by good performances from the cast.

Eisenberg is suitably frantic as the hapless Nick but it is the bumbling would-be criminals who steal the show, taking moronic behaviour to new levels!