Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray] Reviews

Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]

Just another day. But what a day. A day that shows a lighter side to life in the ’hood. That brought Ice Cube (Barbershop) and Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) to a wider audience. And that’s now even more uproarious in an Extended Director’s Cut never before available. It’s Friday, and Craig (Cube) and Smokey (Tucker) must come up with 0 they owe a local bully or there won’t be a Saturday. Co-writer Cube, director F. Gary Gray and other innovative movie talents lace the plot with shrewdly hilarious looks at family (including John Witherspoon), a preacher (Bernie Mac), a girl-next-door (Nia Long) and all manner of the good ’N’ bad of life in South Central. This is keepin’-it-real comedy for every day of the week.Friday is the rarest specimen of African American cinema: a ‘hood movie refreshingly free of the semiseriousness and moralism of shoot ’em up soaps such as Boyz N the Hood, yet still true to the inner-city experience. Scripted by rapper Ice Cube, Friday is a no-frill

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4 thoughts on “Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray] Reviews

  1. Review by R. Vos for Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]
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    This is my favorite movie of all time. I personally think this is Chris Tucker’s best performance and Ice Cube’s too for the little acting career he has. This movie is down right outrageous from beginning to end. My favorite part has to be when Craig and Smokey go into the house to get some Kool-Aid and Craig says We don’t have any sugar and Smokey goes Daaaamn!! You never have two things that match….you got peanut butter… no jelly, kool-aid… no sugar, ham..no burger. Everyone should go pick this up…its gaurenteed laughs.

  2. Review by Bernard Chapin for Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]
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    Even if it’s not necessarily the clean kind. I must say that I was slightly skeptical about how much I’d enjoy this movie but it turned out to be far better than expected. It is a mix of humor and drama wherein the humor outweighs everything else. Friday is very unique as the characters stand above the generic ones Hollywood usually offers. Ice Cube is great and plays a straight man to Chris Tucker’s Smokey. The best parts of the film are when Tucker speaks. He has hilarious line after another. The one thing I had to disagree with, as far as the descriptions of this movie go, is that it is devoid of any moral element. This isn’t a typical stoner celebration of weed because only after Ice Cube smokes the smoke does everything really fall apart for him. He nearly ruins his chance with a girl he really likes and then…well, I won’t give any of the plot away. Yet, his dad’s insistence that there is never a reason to use a gun turns out to be valuable advice, and, should any kids who see this film reflect on it, hopefully they’ll reconsider “pulling out the nine” should they be stared down by their own Deebo’s. Who knows? Even if it affected only one person it’d be worth it. A pleasant surprise overall.

  3. Review by Donna Di Giacomo for Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]
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    This is THE funniest comedy I have ever seen. I agree with another reviewer: I can watch this movie a million times and never tire of it. It gets funnier and funnier each time.Tucker stole the show as Smokey, who sells pot but who also smokes it and it’s that love that causes him trouble in the middle of the film. But it’s his lines and his mannerisms as Smokey that make him hilarious.One of my favorite parts is where Rita pulls up to meet Smokey for a blind date. Rita, who said she looked like Janet Jackson but weighed a good 250 pounds says lustfully, “Ooo, what’s up?” The expression on Tucker’s face made me cry, I was laughing so hard: It immediately dropped as he gets an eyeful of her and says, “Not a damn thing!”The movie is chock full of goodies. The delivery of the script is what makes this movie and everyone was cast perfectly for their parts.Sequels were unnecessary because this stands out by itself.

  4. Review by J. Irps for Friday (Director’s Cut) [Blu-ray]
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    this movie had what the sequels missed out on, smokey. he pretty much made the first movie. such memorable lines in this movie at such quantities, it’s hard not to like it. “how do you get fired on your day off?” “what you stealin boxes for, you tryin to build a clubhouse?” i have seen this movie at least 100 times and still never grow tired of it. whenever i can’t think of anything else to watch, friday creeps up and inserts itself into the dvd player. great great movie.

    of course deebo was a great villian. there is allways that big @ss thug that wants to prove that noone can step up to him. what a better person to play that role then tom ‘tiny’ lister jr. maybe that guy from the green mile. chris tucker was absolutely amazing as a pothead. i don’t think anyone could have pulled that role off better then him. ice cube did a great job as craig and i don’t know who played as mrs. parker, but she did a good job too. then you have the corrupt preacher played by bernie mac. hillarious movie from beginning to end especially when they did the flashback scenes with smokey taking a hit of angel dust and finding himself in deebos chicken coop.

    this movie had one of the best soundtracks ever put together. everything from ice cube and cypress hill to rick james and 2 live crew. best placement in the movie for the soundtrack had to be when craigs girlfriend got out of the car all pissed off and hoochie mamma was playing in the background. the best hood classic ever.

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