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The World's End Reviews

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days
September 3, 2013
Let's hope this crew from the UK continues to stand up against the Starbucking of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 1, 2013
I'd estimate that 75% of The World's End is enjoyable. The other 25% isn't bad, just repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 31, 2013
The early going of the film is terrific ... This material is so strong that it's almost a shame when the science fiction angle takes over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 30, 2013
Pegg's character is obnoxious yet strangely charming, sort of like the movie, which ultimately provides more smiles than big laughs.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
August 30, 2013
But even with its flaws, The World's End serves up a wild plot, a boisterously engaging ensemble, and a sincere exploration of what friendship is.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 30, 2013
Wright/Frost/Pegg present a screwball Sci-fi comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2013
The most grown-up film of the trilogy. ... Instead of giving us characters who find happiness by rediscovering their youth, they show us the folly of resisting adulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
August 28, 2013
A serious misfire, unfunny, unexciting, uninvolving and, perhaps the worst sin of all, incredibly self-indulgent to the detriment of the audience's enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 28, 2013
The most inventive, humane comedy in ages, probably the best-directed action film of the summer, and easily the most intelligent science-fiction story in a year lousy with the things.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 28, 2013
Simon Pegg is a funny man who can make any movie better with his performance, but not this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
August 27, 2013
The World's End is classic British comedy: It's anarchy versus conformity with conformity never standing a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2013
Doesn't quite live up to its immediate predecessor, Hot Fuzz, but handily bests the first film, Shaun of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pete Hammond
Movieline
August 26, 2013
The first 30 minutes had me hooked but when it turned into an over-the-top mashup of a sci-fi alien invasion flick you lost me, guys. Geeks will flock but so what?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 26, 2013
Says the Rosamund Pike character: 'You come back (home), and everything is the same, but different.' The science-fiction element of the story, when it appears, offers a clever literal explanation for this unsettling, uncanny feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 26, 2013
Pegg is at his manic best here, presenting Gary's arrested adolescence as a badge of honor, while also hiding a sad secret that explains his fierce determination to finish the pub crawl even as the robots turn lethal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
August 26, 2013
Wright & Pegg continue making the sort of films that the 12-year-old versions of themselves probably always dreamed of being a part of; that sense of joy and practically disbelief that they actually get to do this for a living is right up there on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
August 25, 2013
What if John Wyndham decided to write a comedy?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 25, 2013
The film's strength is its comedic bent - there are some very funny moments contained herein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 25, 2013
If you're part of the group that's been anticipating this movie for more than five years, it may be a bit of a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
August 25, 2013
I refuse to call it a trilogy....I hope they end up with at least as many in the series as there are flavors of Cornetto ice cream treats.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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