This Is the End Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Probably the most self-indulgent wank in movie history, yet on occasion it's hilarious.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 6, 2014
There's wonder here that films with quadruple the effects budget would kill for.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 25, 2013
Writers Rogen and Goldberg run out of ideas before the second act and just half a** it until the end credits...
Max Kyburz
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
October 6, 2013
...runs on some delicious self-critique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 1, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 20, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 16, 2013
...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.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 5, 2013
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.
July 24, 2013
At its best it's a film about people getting lost in the fiction of their own creations.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 20, 2013
If you're familiar with their previous films, you'll be laughing often and laughing loudly.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Martain
The Mercury
July 20, 2013
If Fast and Furious 6 was stupid in the bad way, This is the End is stupid in the best and funniest way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
July 18, 2013
An elaborate in-joke and everyone's in on the gag
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
July 18, 2013
It's a giant Hollywood in-joke, but one that invites you to share in the laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 18, 2013
One of the funniest films of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garry McConnachie
Daily Record [UK]
July 18, 2013
Near-the-knuckle comedy that proves self-indulgent laughs, when done right, can be hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
July 16, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
July 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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