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This Is the End (2013)

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83

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 206
Fresh: 171 | Rotten: 35

Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End loosely written script.

86

Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 43
Fresh: 37 | Rotten: 6

Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End loosely written script.

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Average Rating: 3.7/5
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The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (c) Sony

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Comedy

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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Oct 1, 2013

$101.5M

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All Critics (206) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (171) | Rotten (35) | DVD (3)

There's wonder here that films with quadruple the effects budget would kill for.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
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The film is more guileful than it looks, even though the narrative is nuts ...

July 1, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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No comedy classic, then, but a good natured and engaging slice of goonish self-mockery.

June 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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... the movie definitely struck a chord with the crowd I saw it with ... (with) a climax that brings bromance back ...

June 18, 2013 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
MSN Movies
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This Is the End, true to its subject matter, is as funny as hell.

June 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Slate
Slate
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Crass, flimsily plotted, and self-referential to the point of narcissistic personality disorder. For those willing to tolerate such defects, however, it is also very, very funny.

June 14, 2013 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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Writers Rogen and Goldberg run out of ideas before the second act and just half a** it until the end credits...

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

...runs on some delicious self-critique.

October 6, 2013 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm
LarsenOnFilm

The best thing about This Is the End is playing "spot-the-celebrity" in the early frames. Do this, and you'll find everyone from Jason Segel to David Krumholtz. If all that talent were put to better use, the film might have been worth watching.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

That Rogen and Goldberg make one of the Backstreet Boys' more annoying yesteryear hit singles something you giddily sing along to is a measure of just how on point the satire is--that, or that it truly *is* the end of the world.

September 14, 2013 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Enjoyable, time-killing piece of throwaway Friday-night pap... It's broad, stupid fun that, against all odds, ends up coagulating into an actual story with a point.

August 20, 2013 Full Review Source: 3AW

...a very savvy send up of the way we perceive celebrities as vapid and self-involved ciphers who are so often flattered and coddled that they come to accept applause as their due.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

If your tolerance for druggy banter and puerile sex gags is low then the idea of facing Armageddon with Rogen and his chums will probably strike you as hell.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

At its best it's a film about people getting lost in the fiction of their own creations.

July 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Crikey

If you're familiar with their previous films, you'll be laughing often and laughing loudly.

July 20, 2013 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

If Fast and Furious 6 was stupid in the bad way, This is the End is stupid in the best and funniest way.

July 20, 2013 Full Review Source: The Mercury
The Mercury

An elaborate in-joke and everyone's in on the gag

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie
The Popcorn Junkie

It's a giant Hollywood in-joke, but one that invites you to share in the laughter.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Concrete Playground
Concrete Playground

One of the funniest films of the year so far.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The Standard
The Standard

Near-the-knuckle comedy that proves self-indulgent laughs, when done right, can be hilarious.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Record [UK]
Daily Record [UK]

A funny self-aware critique of the actors' indulgences - along with several violent deaths, demonic monsters and dick jokes. There are lots of dick jokes.

July 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy
Cinema Autopsy

This is the End is one of the most fun movies I've seen in ages. It's a silly extravaganza, a huge bunch of nonsense, but, boy, it's entertaining ... This film is one big in-joke, but it's a very good one.

July 16, 2013 Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia)
ABC Radio (Australia)

Never reaches the heights of earlier collaborations Superbad and Pineapple Express. However, it has a belligerent, depraved, coked-up Michael Cera, and that is a treat unique to this film and this film only, so it's certainly worth your time.

July 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

While bewildering for those unfamiliar with the Judd Apatow clan, for fans, this raunchy, daring and gleeful comedy comes up trumps.

July 15, 2013 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for This Is the End

funny enough, and the hilarious cameos certainly didn't hurt, but it's nowhere near as good as Neighbors.
May 14, 2014
jarobb3

Super Reviewer

Really? So many people found this movie funny???
February 23, 2014
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

The apocalypse, again, but this time its for some B-list actors (you know them all, seen them all before, and there's a little of been there, done that in the humor department too) all partying down when the bleep hits the fan: who will live, who will die? Do we care anyway?
Well, after a minute, yes, won over not only with the entertaining scenario but its pretty good execution as well. And the fact that we know all of them works to draw us in. They're sort of our friends too after a bit, and the constant mention of previously seen films adds to that known quality dimension. Its a fun film from the group, and very nearly an endorsement for pot legalization everywhere in the States.
January 3, 2014
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Incredibly zany "This Is the End" is an unexpected treat. What could have been a bunch of affected A-listers parading around for no reason except to self-indulge themselves is instead a pretty hilarious view of the end of the world.

In between all the self-referential jokes is an actual storyline with dramatic payoff and substantive situations.
December 25, 2013
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Tony Gandía

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    1. Jay Baruchel: We just somehow have to prove our worthiness.
    – Submitted by Frances H (6 months ago)
    1. James Franco: I always keep my props.
    – Submitted by Frances H (6 months ago)
    1. Craig Robinson: Welcome to Heaven motherfuckers.
    – Submitted by Isaiah H (6 months ago)
    1. Danny McBride: His face looks like the police sketch of a fucking rapist.
    2. Jay Baruchel: What the fuck does that mean?
    – Submitted by Isaiah H (6 months ago)
    1. Craig Robinson: Dude, Sigel's dead, Krumholtz is dead, Michael Cera's dead.
    2. Danny McBride: I guess if Michael Cera's gone, it's not a total loss.
    – Submitted by Joe N (9 months ago)
    1. Aziz Ansari: Craig, help me!
    2. Craig Robinson: It's too late for you! You're in the hole already!
    3. Aziz Ansari: (Grabs Kevin Hart's leg) Kevin!
    4. Kevin Hart: What? Get the fuck off of me, Aziz! (Kicks him repeatedly in the face)
    – Submitted by Moe J (9 months ago)
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