• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Edgar Wright
    In Theaters:
    Aug 23, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2013
  • Focus Features


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The World's End Reviews

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Max Kyburz
Film Comment Magazine

Regrettably, the Cornetto Trilogy goes out with a whimper.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 4, 2013
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

"World's End" had me feeling like a grumpy interloper at someone else's raucous reunion.

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News

August 23, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

It's all I can do to stop myself from mentioning Lesbian Vampire Killers. (Oops! Too late.)

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2013
Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine

There's pun-laden dialogue and slapstick violence aplenty, but the meta element feels sloppy.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: C+

February 5, 2014
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

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 Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

August 28, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The movie throws itself headlong toward the ridiculous when it begins to live up to its title.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2013
Pete Hammond

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 Source: Movieline | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 26, 2013
Todd Gilchrist
The Playlist

As a film whose central theme emphasizes the dangers of living in the past, Wright & co. become fatally distracted by nostalgia, eventually paying too much homage to previous classics to create a film that deserves to stand alongside them.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C+

July 20, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie independently bungles everything it tries, like a Central Park busker who simultaneously sucks at juggling, harmonica playing and skateboarding.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 22, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The movie shifts midstream ... and never regains its footing.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film is witless, inspirationless and flogs its few recurring jokes till they whimper.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

July 18, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Life's too short to waste your time on this, even if the end isn't near.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2013
Rafer Guzman
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Wright knows how to keep the energy spinning, but he also doesn't know when to stop.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The World's End, weighed down by ineffective, incoherent fight sequences and a repetitive second half, ultimately establishes itself as just another bloated and overblown summer blockbuster...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper

Simon Pegg is a funny man who can make any movie better with his performance, but not this one.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 3/10

August 28, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

After briefly catching comic lightning, the fun fades. Actor-screenwriter Simon Pegg and director-screenwriter Edgar Wright paint their characters into a pub corner.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2013
Dustin Putman

Gets things all wrong, its sarcastic humor more often than not limp and its play for drama tone-deaf and overbearing when a lighter touch might have made a greater impact.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 22, 2013
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

The comedy trio returns in a lesser effort, funny, but not up to their previous successes.

Full Review Source: Denton Record Chronicle (TX) | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 25, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

the first part of the movie is so good--so knowing and funny and raucous and even bittersweet in its depiction of male arrested development--that all the sci-fi silliness that runs rampant in the second part feels derivative and unnecessary

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 11, 2013
Steve Biodrowski

Far from the crowning conclusion, the third serving of the Cornetto Trilogy melts slowly for 109 minutes, resolving into a gooey, sticky mess.

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Original Score: 2/5

August 23, 2013
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