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  • Summary: Craig And Smokey's (Ice Cube and Chris Tucker) weekend in South Central LA.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    Friday is funnier and funkier than "Bad Boys," more homegrown-seeming, less manufactured. It plays like "House Party" with attitude. [26 Apr 1995]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    75
    A star vehicle for rapper Ice Cube (who also cowrote and coproduced), Friday is a lighthearted, comedic presentation of the realities chronicled in dramas like "Boyz N the Hood."
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    70
    It's the right format for this scattershot jokefest, which at times resembles a vaudeville act crossed with the kind of goofy bludgeoning antics that sometimes make it into gangsta MTV videos. [26 Apr 1995]
  4. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    60
    Friday may touch its young target audience. For everyone else, it is more intriguing as a social problem than a movie.
  5. 50
    The more real Friday gets, the better it is. [26 Apr 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: Joey O'Bryan
    50
    A refreshingly lighthearted look at day-to-day life in the inner city, Friday does suffer from a few problems in the scripting and directing departments, but entertains nonetheless, thanks mainly to the easygoing style of its talented cast.
  7. It takes about 20 minutes to catch on that Friday is without narrative drive - and about as long to figure out that the film offers nothing better in place of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    I believe that this is a highly underrated film, most likely because because of the constant swearing and drug use, but even with these vices, the Friday is a fun, quality film that actually contains some important messages, such as the consequences of gun use. A great film for high-school kids to watch with friends. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    I believe that this is a highly underrated film, most likely because because of the constant swearing and drug use, but even with these vices, the Friday is a fun, quality film that actually contains some important messages, such as the consequences of gun use. A great film for high-school kids to watch with friends. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2010
    9
    Friday is a film that assures us that even in the ghetto of Los Angeles, there are lessons to be learned. This is not only a comedy, but a beautiful hybrid of funny and in-all-seriousness that is genuine. Ice Cube and Chris Tucker make this a joyride from start to finish. Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2013
    8
    Who knew one weekend could be so ghetto and hilarious? Though it is pretty ridiculous that Ice Cube would be in a good movie besides Three Kings, this movie proved that sometimes you can't judge a book by its cover. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2014
    8
    Esta pelicula me gusto, tuvo comedia."Friday" es una pelicula comica, no tuvo el mejor argumento pero si tuvo un buen desarrollo.Me gustaron las actuaciones de Chris Tucker y Ice Cube, me parecieron comicas. Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2012
    7
    Didn't see much "ghetto" in this film, other than some of the stereotypes portrayed in the film. Outside of that, I always liked this film. Seemed a bit childish as times, but that added to the simple humor of this film. Tucker stole this film in his role while Ice Cube proved his writing and/or rapping is better than his acting. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2011
    5
    Friday is ghetto, stereotypical and kinda funny. Even though it is extremely mediocre, Ice Cube gives one the best performances in his career here. Fans of the Cube will love this film, just for his dead-pan humor. Others will probably hate it for Chris Tucker's annoying tendencies. Expand

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