The World's End (2013)

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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.


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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
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On DVD: Nov 19, 2013
Box Office: $26.0M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The World's End

All Critics (200) | 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

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

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
ChrisStuckmann.com

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
Under the Radar

Maybe it is time to move on from the genre mash-up, but this is a thundering way to go out.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Concrete Playground

Audience Reviews for The World's End

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.

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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

A great finale to the Three Cornetto Trilogy. Wonderful screenplay, written with a lot of criativity and heartfelt. The actors are terrific and very funny. Making this one of the best trilogys ever made. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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