This Is the End (2013)



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

Movie Info

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

Rating: R (for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 1, 2013
Box Office: $101.5M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for This Is the End

All Critics (210) | Top Critics (44)

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

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Top Critic

"This Is the End" does not crack jokes at the expense of Christianity. It does, however, consider both kicking a severed head around like a football and the prospect of raping Emma Watson to be hilarious.

Full Review… | October 8, 2015
Critic's Notebook

This movie is flat out crazy.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
The Young Folks

The movie's very self-amusement makes it go down easy.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015

Probably the most self-indulgent wank in movie history, yet on occasion it's hilarious.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Writers Rogen and Goldberg run out of ideas before the second act and just half a** it until the end credits...

Full Review… | November 25, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for This Is the End


This Is the End is a laugh riot. Has Seth Rogen ever been in a bad movie? His lowest rated movie per RottenTomatoes is The Watch (16%), but I thought that was a pretty funny and entertaining movie. I think The Green Hornet is the limpest of the bunch. If you are offended by that adjective, you definitely should NOT watch this movie as there are more male body/sex/potty jokes than I've encountered in any other movie in my lifetime (and I am old enough to remember Porky's).

At face value, it seems like it would be pretty hard to screw this movie up with Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Michael Cera and a dozen others playing themselves during the Apocalypse. Even Rihanna and Harry Potter's Emma-freaking-Watson have extended cameos. There is one cameo that is so absurd and crazy that it would be a major spoiler to reveal it.

Speaking of spoiler alerts, you'd think that the cause of the Apocalypse wouldn't be revealed, but that hasn't been the case. One reviewer mentions that it it is a literal interpretation of the Bible's Book of Revelations. You're at least 45 minutes into the movie before the reveal of what is really happening (unless you were raised reading the Bible. Then you get it pretty early on).

Yeah, it's also a riff on the egocentricity of Hollywood celebrities, but who really cares unless you are an avid reader of TMZ or Perez Hilton. The real brilliance is in the dialogue, a ton of which has to be ad-lib/improv. There are so many jokes in this movie told in the context of the story it would fill a TV comedy series for multiple seasons.

This is a two-hour comedy movie. Do they make any comedy movie that long? I just hope it has a Lord of the Rings-style Extended Edition on DVD.

Mark B.
Mark Beckford

Super Reviewer


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

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer


Really? So many people found this movie funny???

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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