Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.

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Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory. Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright directs the film from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Michael Cera
as Scott Pilgrim
Kieran Culkin
as Wallace Wells
Chris Evans
as Lucas Lee
Anna Kendrick
as Stacey Pilgrim
Brie Larson
as Envy Adams
Alison Pill
as Kim Pine
Aubrey Plaza
as Julie Powers
Brandon Routh
as Todd Ingram
Jason Schwartzman
as Gideon Graves
Johnny Simmons
as Young Neil
Mark Webber
as Stephen Stills
Mae Whitman
as Roxy Richter
Ellen Wong
as Knives Chau
Satya Bhabha
as Matthew Patel
Benjamin Lewis
as Other Scott
Ben Lewis
as Other Scott
Ingrid Haas
as Monique
Chantelle Chung
as Tamara Chen
Matt Watts
as Promoter
Christine Watson
as Demon Hipster Chick
Don McKellar
as Director
Emily Kassie
as Winnifred Hailey
Tennessee Thomas
as Lynette Guycott
Keita Saito
as Kyle Katayanagi
Shota Saito
as Ken Katayanagi
John Patrick Amedori
as Lollipop Hipster
Joe Dinicol
as Elevator Hipster
Craig Stickland
as Elevator Hipster
Marlee Otto
as Party Goer
Celine Lepage
as Party Goer
Bill Hader
as The Voice
Mark Leroy
as Party Goer
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Critic Reviews for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

All Critics (264) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (215) | Rotten (49)

  • It's just joyfully creative in the way Wright weaves the lexicons of video games and rock into the narrative but that shouldn't distract you from the fact this is also skilled genre filmmaking of a high order.

    December 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps if we were all able to view life more like those games that challenged us as children, we wouldn't be so afraid to leap after what we want.

    January 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Wright delights in setting up the tale with a mix of comedy, great production design and Fight Club style visual gags. On the downside, Cera's standard goofy geek stereotype has become slightly wearing.

    November 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kaleem Aftab

    The List
    Top Critic
  • A defiantly youthful, but nevertheless mature film that is not quite like anything you will have seen before.

    November 5, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    David Sugarman

    CineVue
    Top Critic
  • Does it seem pandering? Are they sick of the bleating, narrow-shouldered Michael Cera type-casting? Do they dislike having their sense of leading epic lives pointed out for laughs, especially in the grandiose form that is cinema?

    October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

    Eileen Jones

    The eXile
    Top Critic
  • A giddy, hyperkinetic, over-stylized barrage of video game, comic book and pop culture references in all the best ways.

    October 31, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

  • Nov 21, 2016
    Scott Pilgrim is such an original film that it definitely kept me hooked throughout however unfortunately the film definitely had its low points where I was a little bored and found the sometimes washed out colours and snowy atmosphere helped edge this along too. When the film is good, its fantastic and I found some of the scenes literally had me laughing out loud. The performances are amazing, particularly from Cera who I've yet to see a bad performance from and he has great chemistry with Mary Elizabeth-Winstead. Brie Larson and Kieran Culkin also give really funny performances and deliver some amazing one liners. The special effects are unique and quite cool to watch and the 8bit-ness of the action compliments the softer and quite literal in approach love scenes that are laced throughout.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2016
    Filled with witty gags and bolstering with dazzling sequences, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World upholds its material and game-themed elements. The film is a combo-busting good time that director Edgar Wright could only pen; outstanding cast, vibrant direction, colorful spectacle and a bunch of laughs along the way easily making this another Wright masterpiece. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2016
    This movie requires a lot of suspension of disbelief because it is truly a comic ripped off the pages. But I truly love this movie. The second I finished watching I wanted to watch it again. Being directed by Edgar Wright it's phenomenally directed and edited, the music is fantastic and so is everything else about this movie
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2015
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a fun, light-hearted comedy. I can see why it gets cult status. It is fun to watch (especially the effects) but disappointing relative to my expectations. Was hoping for something along the lines of Repo Man or John Dies At The End or even SLC Punk. Got the feeling this film would have worked better if it were Japanese. Scott Pilgrim could have used a bit of edge but give it a view anyways, as it is an enjoyable watch.
    Robert B Super Reviewer

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