The World's End (2013)



Critic Consensus: Madcap and heartfelt, Edgar Wright's apocalypse comedy The World's End benefits from the typically hilarious Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with a plethora of supporting players.

Movie Info

The third installment of director Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007). In "The World's End," 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language including sexual references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 2013
Box Office: $26.0M
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as Gary King

as Andy Knightley

as Steven Prince

as Oliver Chamberlain

as Peter Page

as Sam Chamberlain

as Young Gary

as Young Andy

as Young Steven

as Young Peter

as Young Oliver

as Becky Salt

as Erika Leekes

as Tracy Benson

as Young Shane

as Young Sam

as Teenage Twin

as Teenage Twin

as Revend Green

as Pale Young Man

as Group Leader

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as Peter's Wife

as Peter's Dad

as Head Builder

as Young Lady

as Young Man

as Felicity

as Motorcycle Policeman

as B&B Landlady

as Publican 1

as Publican 2

as Publican 3

as Shane Hawkins

as Publican 5

as Publican 6

as Collaborator

as Collaborator

as Publican 7

as Adrian Keane

as Upstairs Beehive Man

as Upstairs Beehive Lad...

as Big Ugly Bastard

as Big Ugly Bastard

as Publican 13

as Pale Young Man
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Critic Reviews for The World's End

All Critics (201) | Top Critics (45)

As in their previous comedies, Pegg and Frost play men who refuse to stop acting like boys. But these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs.

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

If Wright doesn't quite sustain this astonishing mixture of sadness and silliness all the way through, he gets major points just for attempting it in the first place.

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The gonzo side of the plot is not quite as engaging as the human drama, and the scenes in which the characters meet up and try to mesh again are some of the best in the film.

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

A full package of entertainment.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015

Pegg gives arguably his best performance in the three films, and his chemistry with Frost is unbeatable.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015

While it also suffers from a slow start and stretched premise, the charm of its stars getting wasted and debunking an intergalactic conspiracy goes a long way.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The World's End

An exhilarating and hilarious comedy that is a lot smarter and more complex than it seems at first, as it even surprises us by turning into something completely different when you least expect it to and whose brilliant editing and priceless lines make it a true winner.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Estranged friends begrudgingly reunite at behest of former leader-cum-has-been for epic bar crawl. Greasy, leather-clad Simon Pegg really sells the once-cool-badass-vibe-now-tinged-with-glory-days-delusion. The rest of the ragtag quintet are charming, especially handsome/nerdy Martin Freeman and blustery Nick Frost as straight men.

When the robot plot starts though, the movie devolves from a hilarious and bittersweet story about friends growing up and apart, to a merely average sci-fi spectacle.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Its storyline may go a bit overboard towards its conclusion, but the film still supplies that custom hilarity that only the combination of Wright, Penn & Frost could create. The World's End is a mash-up of original comedy, apocalyptic hysteria and emotional content. The third film in the "Cornetto Trilogy" displays an even stronger cast of supporting roles that help make it that much more charming and enjoyable. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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