When a couple of numbskulls (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) kidnap a slacker pizza delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg), strap a bomb to his chest and order him to rob a bank in less than 10 hours, the pizza guy grabs his best friend (Aziz Ansari) and gets stone cold gangsta in this comic heist that steals as much attention thanks to its efficient thrills as for its raunchy humor.
The movie exhibits savvy pop-cultural sense with rapid-fire movie references (there’s a drinking game’s worth of clever shout-outs to everything from The Hurt Locker and Alien to Tokyo Drift and Lethal Weapon that will tap out future DVD owners) and yet never forgets to provide its own cinematic thrills.
But it's Eisenberg
who, fresh off The Social Network,
which I assumed should have been his final foray into hip geekdom,
deserves the most credit because he, once again, found another
uncharted level to explore and hilariously conquer in record time.
Eisenberg and Zombieland
director Ruben Fleischer might be the De Niro and Scorsese of the new
action-comedy set. Grade: A
Opens Aug. 12. Check out theaters and show times, see the trailer and get theater details here.