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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The more real Friday gets, the better it is. [26 Apr 1995] show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Friday is funnier and funkier than "Bad Boys," more homegrown-seeming, less manufactured. It plays like "House Party" with attitude. [26 Apr 1995] show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    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." show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    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] show more

  • 70
    Washington Post

    In his [Ice Cube's] dramatic roles, Cube's raised eyebrows usually unleashed a fearsome glare and a hint of danger; here, his expressions are more quizzical, amused or confused. He plays against type, just as the movie itself plays against hype. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    Friday may touch its young target audience. For everyone else, it is more intriguing as a social problem than a movie. show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Rather like a cross between "Up in Smoke" and an episode of "The Jeffersons, Friday is a crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood. show more

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