Thoroughly charming and totally hilarious day-in-the-life comedy in which co-writer Ice Cube plays the stoic Craig opposite Chris Tucker's Smokey, a brilliantly rendered hyperactive marijuana enthusiast. The two twentysomethings, Craig recently wrongly fired and Smokey terminally slacking and scamming, barely make it through one highly eventful day. Eloquent commentary on themes like community, family, friendship, and violence is seamlessly blended with lighter treatments of young romance, bathroom emergencies, nosy neighbors and much more. Casually impeccable performances by the entire cast make this film a standout.
Main Cast & Crew:
F. Gary Gray - Director
Tiny Lister Jr.
Anna Maria Horsford
Paula Jai Parker
- Format: Blu-ray (Director's Cut)
- Run Time: 91
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 794043131592
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: R (MPAA) (pervasive strong language and drug use, and for a brutal fight)
- Release Date: March 1999
Color by Foto-kem. In Dolby SR. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Soundtrack features: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Scarface, Mack 10, 2 Live Crew, E-A-Ski, Threat.
"...The sweetest, funniest, most essential Chris Tucker....Ice Cube reveals his melting side....[The air is] funky with the scent of hot young talent..." -- Rating: A- - 01/22/1999 Entertainment Weekly, pp.107-9
"...This is one funky, raw, rambling, shambling jokefest..." - 04/26/1995 USA Today, p.8D
"...A high-energy comedy....It offers a fascinating glimpse at the way street life enters pop culture....A slick, watchable movie..." - 04/26/1995 New York Times, p.C16
"...[Tucker's] hit-'em-up-with-everything style keeps the film percolating..." - 04/26/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F2
"...Cube and Jones are a strong team..." - 04/26/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.49