Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer returns to the comedy genre with the buddy-buddy comedy 30 Minutes or Less starring Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari. Fleischer successfully makes a high stakes comedy that provides just the right amount of laughs and action. Eisenberg continues to show his wide variety of talent coming off of The Social Network and Ansari steps up to the plate as an actor and plays his biggest role yet. Danny McBride and Nick Swardson help darken the mood and keep the stupid comedy front and center. 30 Minutes or Less is a quick and painless comedy that relies on its ensemble of idiots to keep the viewer both at the edge of their seat and periodically laughing"