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Friday

1995
Comedy
Crime
1h 31m
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Avg Percentile 49.14% from 2681 total ratings

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Rated 11 Dec 2020
70
58th
A really easy-to-watch comedy, with some decent laughs and just enough plot to keep things interesting. Ice Cube is a watchable anchor for the shenanigans, Tucker brings a nervous, likeable energy to his role, but it's Witherspoon who brings the most funny - he's a riot. There's some nice music to enjoy throughout as well. If I was picky, I'd say it was a bit self-serving on Ice Cube's part, but it's not a problem; it's no "A Star is Burns". Watch if you need to disengage your brain for a bit.
Rated 04 Apr 2021
80
65th
I'm biased as Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" is my favorite music video ever. And here, again working with F. Gary Gray, he expands on a single day narrative. Drawing influence from CLERKS, this is a hip-hop hood film more aligned to the hilarious records of De La Soul than N.W.A's drama. And oddly enough it is a coming-of-age story, as Craig learns a lesson he should've picked up earlier. It's funny, although a little of Chris Tucker goes a long way, and it could've done without one flashback.
Rated 17 Jan 2010
75
71st
What makes Friday good is the humor is silly but never preposterous. The characters never take themselves too seriously and there is no deep moral message beyond two guys hanging out in a suburban "hood" on a Friday. This is a perfect depiction of life in the CA suburbs but it could have been anywhere in America. This is probably the most convincing role Ice Cube has been in since he's probably just acting like himself.
Rated 18 Feb 2008
6
55th
Black people are hilarious
Rated 26 Jan 2011
70
56th
Being a white guy who grew up in suburbia I can't really act like this film touches me in any profound way (not like The 'burbs or Disturbia), but I do think it's pretty damn funny. It was nowhere near perfection, but they kept it relatively simple and it was somewhat believable as a storyline for one day for these characters. Possibly Chris Tucker's best role.
Rated 07 Apr 2012
54
27th
The only imaginable reason for watching this would be that it was the end of the work week which doesn't matter because you're unemployed, and there's nothing on your immediate agenda.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
78
26th
I don't really watch a lot of Ice Cube and I'm not a fan of Chris Tucker, but this may be their best performances and they've got a lot of good chemistry to keep the film rolling. I thought it was a decent movie and it had a few laughs in there as well. I would say it's worth watching for the story and the acting.
Rated 24 Feb 2007
55
49th
Good.
Rated 26 May 2007
70
70th
It's friday, you ain't got a job, and you aint got shit to do!
Rated 25 Jul 2007
36
38th
I rented this when I was young so that I could talk about it among all the cool "older kids" (mind you, I was like, eleven at the time.) I didn't have a goddamn clue what the hell this movie was about back then, and it kinda scared the shit outta me. Upon a more recent re-watch, I concluded that it's some real basic, mindless stoner humor that I'm not a fan of.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
69th
No matter how little goes on in the film, it's very funny, and as the point of a comedy is to make you laugh, this film does it's job well. Really good!
Rated 03 Sep 2007
78
67th
You gotta love Chris Tucker in this one
Rated 18 May 2009
70
61st
It is a good comedy, for days when you needed to see a comedy. Perhaps the story is too simple and could be developed further. Anyway, is a comedy, and is fun, without others pretensions.
Rated 02 Sep 2022
60
34th
We are going to show it wasn't always like some Boyz in the Hood nightmare constantly, there will only be one drive by shooting scene. It's fun to watch a movie and find out where some meme gifs came from. There's great characters here but it's not that funny. I hate that I know I'm going to enjoy the Christmas themed sequel for this film the most, I'm in a cold sweat over it.
Rated 10 Dec 2010
46
36th
Pretty funny and enjoyable. It's just realistic enough that it works.
Rated 16 Dec 2011
85
89th
This is a very funny comedy. Ice Cube and Chris Tucker make a good comedy team. If you are in the mood for some good laughs then check this film out.
Rated 08 May 2012
100
50th
Yes. That is 100. Craigs father is one of the top 3 supporting role characters of all time. from hilarious to heartfelt. when craig pulls a gun aimin to defeat Deebo its his dad that gives says THE line of the film. if you fight with ur fist u might lose, but u live to fight another day. Friday. 100. A .
Rated 12 Sep 2019
85
67th
Friday is an analogue of Clerks - it's a movie about nothing more than hanging out on a front porch and dealing with everything that comes with being an immature young man in the hood. The movie delivers that premise with lots of humor, character, and a meaningful depiction of coming-of-age struggles.
Rated 20 Feb 2007
90
87th
WHAT WE HAVE HEEEERRREEE... IS CALLED A TWINNY TWIN TWINNNNNN... NIGGAAAAAAA!!
Rated 20 Mar 2007
50
20th
It's not all that funny, and it's ultimately somewhat pointless.
Rated 08 Apr 2007
65
61st
One of those movies that reaches across cultural divides that almost everyone admits enjoying. Which is not at all dissimilar to the feelings of resentment that Next Friday caused in basically everyone.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
71
57th
This is an excellent lazy day comedy. Ice Cube isn't a phenom of an actor, but he's more than adequate in this role. Chris Tucker really should stick to roles like the one he played in this, because the guy is absolutely hilarious. For what this movie is, it's excellent. The only reason you wouldn't laugh is if you lack a soul.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
50th
Good stoner comedy. It works because its characters are so believable and likable.
Rated 08 Dec 2007
68
49th
Even though I'm very white I enjoyed the film. It's got some really funny bits. Chris Tucker is quite funny and it's just a fun film to wath.
Rated 19 Dec 2007
40
19th
Pretty lame, plotless stoner "comedy". An unfortunate example of the many films that are tailored to African Americans and do so in such a braindead way. Hollywood really must think African Americans are idiots if this is the dominant portrayal.
Rated 24 Mar 2008
100
95th
for the lulz
Rated 29 Jun 2008
63
65th
okay movie
Rated 01 Jul 2008
98
98th
Very funny movie.. had alot of great lines.
Rated 19 Jun 2009
4
38th
Chris Tucker is the best part of this film. Yeah, I know how ridiculous that sounds.
Rated 28 Jan 2010
79
60th
I know you don't smoke weed, I know this; but I'm gonna get you high today, 'cause it's Friday; you ain't got no job... and you ain't got shit to do.
Rated 06 Dec 2010
68
38th
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUM
Rated 06 Feb 2011
72
37th
One of the best stoner movie which not just stoned people like. A hillarious comedy with one of Chris Tuckers best performance and undoubtedly Ice Cubes best peformance. You can watch it if you ain't got shit to do!
Rated 14 Nov 2021
73
44th
"Friday" is a relic of the 90's, it's dated, trite, and still pretty funny. I'm not sure you can call it a classic, but you can call it entertaining.
Rated 20 Sep 2012
83
63rd
Laid back comedy that works.
Rated 04 Jun 2013
70
51st
I was genuinely surprised that a relatively cliche comedy about growing up, flowing with silly and gentle humour, managed to stealthily draw me in enough to shout "oh, fuck" toward the end. Despite having no connection whatsoever to any urban black community, this was infinitely relatable and very easy to just fall right into. Not a bad experience for just happening to catch on TV one night when I ain't had shit to do.
Rated 23 May 2021
75
39th
Not much in terms of plot, acting, or directing. Yet, it has some kind of 'hood charm' which makes it a passable film. Was awesome when I was 16 tho.
Rated 13 Jan 2023
70
52nd
Its biggest strength is how laid back it is. I was tired when I started watching this, but then Chris Tucker came in and served me three cups of coffee.
Rated 08 May 2015
80
65th
A great way for white suburban college kids to feel like they have something in common with the black LA community while getting high in their dorm rooms. Or maybe that was just me.
Rated 05 Jun 2015
8
71st
Straight up hilarious while also having its moments of successful drama, "Friday" is a classic window into an average day of its memorable ensemble of characters.
Rated 10 Oct 2015
76
67th
Pretty funny.
Rated 23 Jan 2016
70
54th
Ending is a little over the top for me but for most of the movie Ice Cube and Tucker in particular kill it in this. Honestly would just watch a two hour movie of them fucking around on their block.
Rated 20 Jun 2016
70
41st
It doesn't astound the audience, outside of Tucker actually being competent and perhaps even a little bit likable, but it's a fun enough comedy about a couple of dudes lazing around, smoking weed and talking shit. Not as funny as it could have been, but some good laughs exist like, "I saw the window open so I said 'fuck it.'" What makes it a little bit better than an average comedy is that I found myself caring for the characters.
Rated 28 Apr 2017
50
33rd
Written, produced, starred by Ice Cube, with an annoying self-consciousness that just spoils most of the comedy here -- all the girls want Craig, Craig does not smoke weed, but when he does, he gets cooler!, Craig saves the day by punching Deebo and making the neighborhood safer --, but somehow charming in its LA's sit-back, lazy setting for a true sit-back, lazy hood comedy. Whenever Chris Tucker is on screen, it gets better with his physical comedy and his wacky way of talking.
Rated 27 May 2018
50
26th
Standards for 'hood comedies' are so low that this modest film is now considered a 'classic' of its genre. Its main selling point in the mid 90's was its novelty, which has since been eroded by two sequels and numerous copycats. It's sporadically funny, mostly due to the efforts of Witherspoon, whose role as Cube's dog catching father should have been expanded, and Tucker, in his film debut, whose motormouthed stylings steals the show. Cube/Pooh's script is mediocre, and Cube can't act.
Rated 14 Apr 2020
83
51st
Watched it on a monday...still loved it.
Rated 13 Dec 2020
80
80th
Tucker and Witherspoon are at their best. There are also some funny bit parts, including Bernie Mac, that are hilarious. Instant classic.
Rated 20 Feb 2021
77
64th
What I really love about 'Friday' is that, behind all the weed and poop jokes (which, admittedly, make me laugh, as juvenile as they might be at times), it has some serious heart and soul at its core in depicting the power and importance of community and family. It's a film that goes from Feel Good to Feel Great, and for that it means a whole lot more to me than I ever expected.
Rated 25 Feb 2007
39
28th
I'm certain there's an element that I'm supposed to relate to in order to get this film, but honestly, it doesn't reach me. Also, I loathe the super-serious tone the film takes in the last quarter, but then again it never really established being funny either.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
77
54th
Awesome.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
70
50th
It's a black people movie that even whiteys like me can appreciate.
Rated 24 Oct 2022
40
27th
Smokey, you know I ain't the smartest man in the world, but, from back here it look like you're takin' a shit
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
46th
A classic film to say the least, you got kool-aid no sugar
Rated 14 Aug 2007
52
50th
Chris Tucker earned his $20mill payday off of this one role, and it shows. Every scene sparkles with life, and although the plot is tired, the chemistry works.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
64
28th
Though I initially found this hilarious, I watched it again recently and found the jokes stale and the movie as a whole seemed really uninteresting.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
2
21st
As a teenager I loved this movie. Years later I find it admirably full of heart but awkward, strangely quaint in its depiction of weed and stonerisms, and with an unfortunately harsh current of misogyny played for laughs.
Rated 15 Sep 2007
50
22nd
Lame and uneven urban comedy remains mildly watchable due to some nice performances.
Rated 17 Dec 2007
85
56th
An old family favorite.
Rated 12 Jan 2008
20
10th
Nothing happens, but it's hardly Beckett.
Rated 23 Feb 2008
83
79th
Tucker's pretty hysterical in this. And you gotta love to hate Devo.
Rated 14 May 2008
84
25th
Funny and entertaining take on a Friday in South-Central LA. Excellent character performances that should have established a franchise. Subsequent installments have lost their way.
Rated 31 May 2008
75
48th
Very funny
Rated 02 Jun 2008
70
22nd
Fun layabout movie starring the always excellent Chris Tucker. Some real laugh out loud moments, brought down by a lack of pacing and plot
Rated 09 Sep 2022
70
21st
Fits nicely with the Do-Nothing genre that saw its peak in the 90s, which sounds like an easy way to make a film, but I'd argue the genre died out for good reason. Friday spends most of its time on a front porch, but it never gets boring, and there's a real low simmer of stakes at all times that keep us invested. Silly but grounded.
Rated 21 Sep 2008
65
19th
Pretty funny.
Rated 10 Nov 2008
70
36th
Good comedy movie for teens.
Rated 11 Dec 2008
90
75th
About as much as you can do with as little to work with budget-wise. Hilarious, instant and timeless classic.
Rated 23 Dec 2008
89
78th
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Rated 19 Jan 2009
92
79th
A staple movie of the 1990's...especially for little suburban Midwestern white kids who listened to Dr. Dre. This was the extent of our understanding of life in the "ghetto-zone". This and Boyz in da Hood.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
89
60th
Autobiographical film depicting the trials and tribulations of a youth (Oscar Nominee O'Shea Jackson) growing up in the dirty south. Fun Fact: The title of the film came from the best selling calendar published by the Anne Geddes corp.
Rated 17 Oct 2009
27
9th
I really don't get those black (as in skin color) comedies. Seems the message of the film is use your fists, not guns. It's kind of sad that such messages are needed in teen film.
Rated 14 Jan 2010
60
24th
Director's cut
Rated 19 Jan 2010
45
40th
Friday just isn't that funny. *dons Klan hood*
Rated 24 Jun 2010
70
42nd
this was supposed to be Ice Cube s vechicle..but Chris Tucker made this movie. His one liners, expressions and just plain out stupidity made this movie average fair...
Rated 30 Mar 2022
79
55th
Grading this lower than when I first saw it bc Tucker's unique schtick became tired for me. But at the time the persona that made him $$$ was fresh and hilarious. Even now, as a blessedly non-Woke Latino, his caricature of the Spanish accent still makes me LOL. There's alot of shock humor here too which mostly still works - just less so. It's also interesting to see Ice Cube inadvertently (?) highlighting that the biggest daily problems (& solutions) come from inside the community, not outside.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
67
57th
One of the few tolerable Tucker roles and Ice Cube is solid. Not great by any means but has its share of laughs.
Rated 22 Nov 2010
70
47th
This F. Gary Grey movie sparked Chris Tucker's acting career before he worked with Bret Ratner (Rush Hour trilogy/Money Talks). A simple story about life in the ghetto in South LA can be funny as hell with with Tucker and Cube. Chris Tucker's was hysterical and meant for the role in Friday. Good movie and always worth the watch.
Rated 18 Dec 2010
83
74th
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Rated 02 Jan 2011
50
40th
As black as I want to be, Friday just didn't capture my attention. Maybe I'll need to visit it again when I'm blacker.
Rated 23 Mar 2022
73
45th
Standard disclaimer – stoner movie alert! If you’re susceptible to the genre, you’ll have an even better time, but this is still one of the better, more focused efforts, with Cube and Tucker making for an enjoyably laid-back pair; the whole film is surprisingly benign and likable, which makes some of the genre attributes easier to take, like an absence of plot and sputtering pacing. Nice supporting bits for an enthusiastic supporting cast, especially Witherspoon’s scatological adventures!
Rated 13 Feb 2011
67
13th
It's really funny if you're in middle school. Show this to your younger brother, he'll love it. One other thing: How can this movie be so inaccurate about stoners?
Rated 17 Feb 2011
70
26th
A fun film. End of story. No flashy special effects, no deep, underlying theme, no super developed characters. Simply a bunch of cats chillin in the ghetto on a friday evening.
Rated 14 Apr 2011
36
23rd
It's a day in the life/drug movie. Not my lived experience, though it is absurdly popular.
Rated 08 May 2011
71
42nd
Really funny, a film you could just watch when you aint got shit to do. A little slow and plotless but it made me laugh a lot so I guess it suceeds.
Rated 10 Oct 2023
0
0th
Where's the funny?
Rated 03 Jun 2012
66
28th
zenci mahallesinde bir cuma günü, issiz genc Craig ve uyusturucu satici arkadasi Smokey'in bir cuma günü mahallede yasadiklarini konu ediniyor.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
85
58th
Sequels are dumb as shit
Rated 10 Jan 2014
70
32nd
Totally amateur but honest film-making. It's hilarious, memorable, & heartwarming.
Rated 13 Mar 2014
82
71st
82.000
Rated 24 Apr 2014
33
10th
I found this super boring and not really that funny. I'm not even sure why, maybe I just wasn't as invested as I thought I could be. Ice Cube is really struggling with comedic acting here but so much of the film relies on him it doesn't make the occasional sideshows of the supporting cast worth it. I had high hopes, and that pun made me laugh more than this film :(
Rated 24 May 2014
67
27th
The ultimate bro movie, but it does dabble in some serious issues.
Rated 12 Aug 2014
20
12th
It's like an extended Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode, that took out the jokes and replaced them with cursing and Chris Tucker. Lots. And lots. Of Chris Tucker.
Rated 12 Aug 2014
80
44th
A hood movie that isn't about tragedy or violence, isn't pandering or leering. Hilarious ensemble; introduces a message but doesn't step on it.
Rated 14 Jul 2015
70
46th
Quick fun film, with a very suddenly emotional final act and the colour scheme of the film giving it some extra charm that's not easy to find nowadays.
Rated 13 Oct 2015
50
37th
I have mixed feelings about this movie, on one hand I felt it was just a bunch of comedy acts sticked together with no coherence, but on the other hand some of them where very fun and some where pointless, I am caught in the middle, but what really saves this movie is Chris Tucker without him this movie would've been awful.
Rated 18 Jan 2016
4
51st
They did a lot with so little. There are essentially just two locations in this (the front stoop and the corner store) and they made it seem like it's whole little world. Ice Cube and Tucker together are a great comedy team. They play off each other really well and Chris Tucker is a great comedic actor. Not a lot "happens" in this film. It just feels like a lax summer day. The final confrontation is okay, but not really necessary. it has a message but laughs are most important
Rated 03 Dec 2016
74
31st
ok ok
Rated 04 Mar 2018
40
30th
Movie made more sense the second time around
Rated 07 Apr 2018
66
18th
Charming leads and quite a few funny moments, but ultimately too broad to really work for me.
Rated 05 Jul 2018
47
30th
The stoner appeal was probably high more than 20 years ago. Today it's a dated, and lazy, affair.
Rated 16 Oct 2020
72
51st
It's very well written; it know actually how to keep the pace and keep what's basically a one location movie from stalling by inserting other characters into a scene at the right time or to change the location for awhile. What kept me from enjoying this hangout movie more is that Chris Tucker is still annoying plus his character is kind of a shitty douche, putting his friends life in danger. John Witherspoon as Ice Cube father is the funniest and best character in the movie.

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