This Is the End Reviews

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Max Kyburz
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
June 10, 2013
Imagine how funny it could have been if they had actually put some thought into the humor instead of trying to appeal to the basest levels of comedy, and then imagine if they had actually done something with this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2013
The end of the world turns out to be one prolonged exercise in mutual masturbation. It may end that way but wouldn't it be nice to get in on the action instead of observing from a seat stained with coke and who knows what else?
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2013
It's disheartening that, despite some half-hearted overtures toward shifting the comedy paradigm, the filmmakers make little attempt to expand their comedic palette.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 13, 2013
A series of sketches that don't quite come together as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
June 24, 2013
With most of these performers now pursuing far more interesting projects in their own careers, maybe this is the end for a group of comics whose shtick has started to feel rather tired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
amNewYork
June 12, 2013
This is fundamentally a narcissistic venture, undone by the fact that none of these guys are compelling enough to sustain an entire movie without a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 12, 2013
A decent percentage of the insults hit their targets, but the extended improvisation doesn't make for an especially disciplined film. The movie feels longer than it is ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
June 11, 2013
Maybe it's possible for a director to make demon raping and urine drinking side-achingly funny, but that wasn't the case here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 26, 2013
Guffaw you will, but like a middling sketch show, it gives your sides too many opportunities to recover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 27, 2013
The players flap, mug and pratfall. Then they flap, mug and pratfall some more. The script is an open text: they can bring their own jokes. The audience is still waiting for one when the film closes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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...
Matt Pais
RedEye
June 6, 2013
Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, This is the End would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 12, 2013
Michael Cera's coked out stud is insanely fun, but he's gone too soon and most of the comedy goes with him.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 16, 2013
A revolting gross-out comedy, whose humor is witless, scatological and childish.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 11, 2013
It's a hit-and-mostly-miss affair...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 2, 2013
...it's ultimately clear that This Is the End could (and should) have topped out at a brisk 80 or 90 minutes (including credits).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
May 31, 2013
This Is The End is a vanity project that hopes that audiences will enjoy hanging out with Seth and the gang as much as they like hanging out with each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
June 21, 2013
This is a vanity project full of crude humor. It may or may not appeal to broad audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
June 11, 2013
Dies a slow, wheezing, woefully unfunny death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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