7.31 h 31 min1995X-Ray18+
This comedy with a strong hip-hop soundtrack features Craig (Ice Cube), who manages to get fired on his day off and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker).
F. Gary Gray
Ice CubeChris TuckerNia Long
English [CC]
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Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr.Anna Maria HorsfordRegina KingPaula Jai ParkerBernie MacAngela MeansFaizon LoveAnthony JohnsonVickilyn ReynoldsLaWanda PageYvette WilsonJohn WitherspoonDJ PoohRonn Riser
Patricia Charbonnet
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Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic comedy about a day in the life of Craig (Ice Cube) living in LA
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Friday is the classic comedy about one day in the life of Ice Cube as Craig and Chris Tucker as Smokey in Los Angeles. The story was co-written by Ice Cub and made by his production company. The movie was full of funny situations but was really driven by the characters.

Right at the start you get a sense of what Craig’s life is like. He wakes up, makes a giant bowl of cereal but finds out there’s no milk. His dad tells him to put some water in it and eat it. Then his friend Smokey comes over and they spend the day out on the porch talking.

Smokey is a perfect example of the characters that surround Craig. He’s always talking trash and trying to get high. There’s Deebo (Tiny Lister Jr) who is the bully of the neighborhood and takes whatever he wants. He’s a like a shark who everyone is scared of when he shows up. Ezal (Anthony Johnson) is a local crackhead who’s always asking for money. Their interactions is what makes the story. It's a great comedy about life in the hood.
3 people found this helpful
RCTiaReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
You Gonna Build Yo’self A Club House?
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This film is iconic. I won’t call it a classic yet because that would make me an old woman. I bought it to watch again recently during a movie marathon. I had to introduce a younger friend of mine to Smokey and Craig and Deebo and Ezal and Big Perm. For about five years of my life, I quoted this movie every day. Now just about once a week. This is a must see for any cinephile.
4 people found this helpful
Fam BamReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie
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Love love love this movie. It never gets old. Even named our ferret Felicia so we could say "Bye Felicia" to her.
24 people found this helpful
Scotty_GReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gives a little more insight, but original version is better.
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Friday is one of the more memorable 90's movies for those who were teens and early 20's during that time period (90's). I don't want to give away story information, but the director's cut gives you a little more information to help you understand the situation better, but I believe it takes away from the movie. I have to agree with some other reviews. This is one of those movies that people memorize the lines too, and then say to each other at different times for a laugh, or to explain a situation. The Director's cut does have some nice extra information, but if I could only own one version, I would definitely chose the original theatrical version. This movie is a good choice if you already own the original, and are curious to see another 109 minutes of information. The added footage is more informational, than added to make it funnier.
7 people found this helpful
Antonia BlockReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
I Really Wanted to LOVE this Film.
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But I didn't. There's some funny parts for sure. These are the parts that made me want to watch this film in it's entirety all these years later. However, despite the few funny parts, I was bored. It moved pretty slow. I should have watched it when I was young? Maybe. If you've seen gifs of this film, I'm pretty sure you've seen all the parts worth watching.
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David WellmanReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
If pointless is the point, this film hsd the point in spades
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Setup to take full advantage of a erfect storm of 90s slacker culture zeitgeist. However, for a comedy it's relentlessly unfunny and any thing poignant is lost in a sea of flat, stilted performances. Taken against the whole of cinema its nothing particularly special despite two decades of being told "It's important," Why? No one can say for sure.
CharlestonDaveReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Movie is BAD. And the lip-sync with Amazon digital download was ...
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Movie is BAD. And the lip-sync with Amazon digital download was way off. Will not purchase from Amazon again. Have 70" Samsung, great WiFi speeds, so it's a Amazon App issue.
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Jeff SabbarReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Messed Up Shrink Packaging
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The movie is great, no issues there with the disc of playback, but as I promised to point out every time I saw it… the shrink packaging was messed up, and it damaged the case and cover. Fortunately, I have backup cases for this, so it’s not a big deal. But I guess you should be weary of this if you plan to buy movies from Amazon. Many of them come in looking like this… Current Count: 16
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