Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
November 8, 2010
Visually daring, ingenuous and extremely entertaining, Scott Pilgrim is virtually flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 8, 2010
An interesting statement on modern youths detachment from actual human emotions through the advent of technology...
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
November 3, 2010
Not only one of the funniest movies of the summer; its utilization of over-the-top special effects unintentionally puts it up there in the action-blockbuster category it so archly parodies.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
[It's] the funniest, most furiously action packed film of the year; one certain to be beloved by all the boys and girls who share the same passions and foibles as its foolish hero (myself included).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 28, 2010
Video games taught a generation to fight for what you want
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Hurst
Christianity Today
September 24, 2010
Some might see it as a great hipster parable, a postmodern epic for the Nintendo generation; I think it's simply a triumph of dizzying cinematic style, and it never misses a beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 5, 2010
Fitfully entertaining and sometimes brilliantly silly — just not really engaging, and occasionally objectionable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 2, 2010
I can only say that where some see shallowness, I saw a witty interplay of surfaces and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 2, 2010
This movie is like the entirety of American youth culture crammed into a single package: It's about love, alienation, video games, comic books, chord-grinding indie/punk rock, texting, dead-end jobs and evil ex-boyfriends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sexton
This is London
September 1, 2010
This one's geek heaven, a mash-up of comic books, computer games, grunge rock and slacker drama, all a little quicker and droller than anything of the kind before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
August 30, 2010
One of the more audacious and creatively conceived movies of the year though, at 32, I felt a bit too old for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 30, 2010
A film you either love or hate. I didn't love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
August 27, 2010
Some of us always knew playing video games was cool. Now, thanks to Scott Pilgrim, everyone else does too.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
August 27, 2010
The bombardment lasts for almost two hours and by the end of the film, we feel almost as exhausted as the characters.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 26, 2010
It's the old romcom story - boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights to win back girl. But it's steeped in pop culture, especially video games, rock and comic strips.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
August 26, 2010
It understands perfectly the lunacy of being of love -- how, at the same time, it clarifies and deludes, ennobles and fells us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Seb Patrick
Film4
August 26, 2010
If ever a film was guaranteed not to disappoint its target audience, it was surely Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 26, 2010
It could have been a noisy, flashy mess, but luckily it's got heart, which makes it feel fun and unique, and more like a lo-fi, endearing mess instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 26, 2010
An original, funny and clever film that's an assault on the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 26, 2010
Precisely drawn hipster farce whose rich characters all have inner lives, motivations and tortuous backstories
Full Review | Original Score: A
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