Sequel. Craig and Day-Day move back into the hood, where they find jobs as security guards at a strip mall. Hijinks ensue on their first day on the job, which happens to be Christmas Eve.DVD Features: — 3D Animated Menus — A... more »udio Commentary
Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX Reviewed on 2/22/2010...
so the third installment was not as good as the first two, but it is still worth a watch.
where the storyline lacks it does make up for in comedy, but it goes for a cheaper, and sillier kind of humor than the first two did.
Again well acted by Ice Cube and Mike Epps, and well directed in general.
Again worth a watch but not really a keeper.
Better than "Next Friday", inferior to original
Breck Stewart | San Francisco, CA USA | 05/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let's face it, the first one was the best. It came out of nowhere and became a decent hit which has grown into cult status in a very short amount of time. Chris Tucker and Ice Cube were perfectly matched and had a chemistry so palpable which made for a very enjoyable ride. Then, inexplicably Chris Tucker didn't appear in the sequel "Next Friday" (it was probably his choice not to return after the success of Rush Hour) and he was sorely missed. This second outing in the trilogy was boring beyond belief and, even though I had tried, I couldn't bring myself to like it. Then, I had pretty much given up on the whole Friday thing until a friend of mine recommended that I rent this next installement. He told me he found it very funny and, not really knowing what to expect, I gave it a try. I must say my confidence was restored in the Friday potential and, even though this third act is not as great as it could have been, I found myself enjoying it quite a lot.
True, I am like most fans of Friday who all wish "Smokey" would come back. Chris Tucker made this role so memorable that everytime we get a new one, most of us secretly hope he'll be around. Well, no luck here either even though Mike Epps is doing quite a good job and is very funny in this. John Witherspoon as the father is always hilarious to watch and I found myself captivated by the pimp character, dressed in flamboyant costumes with an attitude to match. He was probably the best new character in the film in my opinion along with the new big tug around the block involved in a delicious storyline with homoerotic overtones. My one regret about the Friday movies is the fact that Ice Cube doesn't give us the whole family anymore. What made the first one so enjoyable was the fact that they were all part of the scheme of things but now, we never get to see Craig's sister and his mother is only featured in a small thankless role. Frankly, she deserves much better. There are some very nice gags and I laughed out loud at many of them. I must say I don't really care much for the infinifilm gimmick where you see the film as different options to watch the behind the scenes stuff became available all throughout. I either want to watch the movie without interruption or watch the special features and mixing the two is not my idea of fun. But maybe that's just me. In conclusion, this third one is a good effort. It also made me hopeful that the fourth one (I am pretty sure there will be one according to what the actors said in the documentaries) will be even better, if we can finally have the chance to see every member of the family have a bigger part in the story. Good comedy worth a shot!"
mikebagel | 07/12/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"theres not much to say about this one. Friday was hilarious, Next Friday was pretty funny and ok, Friday After the Next didnt change the direction.. 5 stars, 3 stars and now barely 2.the plot was weak, the jokes were not as good as before, the some of characters were annoying and had been taken to ofar so on.. really cant think of anything good to say, a pity."
Better than Next Friday, but not the first.
duke14 | NE Philly, PA | 08/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the second straight time, Mike Epps replaces Tucker, but he plays Craig's (Ice Cube) cousin. Don't get me wrong, he's funny. But come on. Thats Chris Tucker. But anyway, this time the two are owing rent money by the nightfall or the landlords diesel son Damon is going to set them straight. One thing about him. He should try setting himself straight first. The two are security guards in a mini mall and Day-Day (Epps) is taking his job a little too seriously. Until finally they catch two people stealing at the store next door to they're fathers barbeque, they invite the pimp owner to come to they're Christmas Party that night. Unfortunately for him, he runs into Damon in the bathroom and the rest is just crazy. Many funny parts, but still think it could've been funnier with Tucker."
Friday 3 review!
Crazy Jim | Massachusetts | 06/17/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Bottom of the barrel third entry in the Friday series is supposed to play like "a Christmas in the hood" comedy with the bumbling cousins from the previous FRIDAY film doing a "Christmas Friday". This movie has little to do with the last two FRIDAY movies and even less to do with Christmas. Most of the new characters are obnoxious and the old characters have none of their flare from their previous movies."
Funny At Times
M. Waters | Maryland | 09/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Friday After Next" is the third installment in the "Friday" films starring Ice Cube. In this installment, Craig and his cousin Day Day begin new jobs as security guards for a strip mall where their family owns a restaurant. The night before, Craig and Day Day are robbed by a guy dressed as Santa Claus. Not only did the robber steal their Christmas gifts, but he also stole their rent money, which is, of course, due the next day. Thus begins a Friday filled with things going wrong and seeing just how crazy people can be.While there are some very funny moments in the film, it somewhat falls flat. Ice Cube and Mike Epps are very good together as Craig and Day Day, but many of the other characters start off as funny and then become annoying.Fans of the "Friday" series will love this installment, but I personally look forward to seeing Ice Cube in the sequel to Barbershop."