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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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Critic Consensus: 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

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Cast

Michael Cera
as Scott Pilgrim
Kieran Culkin
as Wallace Wells
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 (247) | Top Critics (42)

Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
CNN.com
Top Critic

It's fresh, funny, inventive and unique.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Newsday
Top Critic

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World becomes a fatal case of flash over substance. Pretty great flash, though.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

It could have been a noisy, flashy mess, but luckily it's got heart, which makes it feel fun and unique, and more like a lo-fi, endearing mess instead.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

A 112-minute entertainment contraption -- celluloid that shapeshifts its frames into video games, comic books and sitcoms.

Full Review… | August 16, 2010
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

You need to take a step back to see the emotional heart of the story, an allegory of a generation struggling to exchange the solipsistic Xbox triumphs for awkward real-world love and empathy.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

"It's not what you say ... it's how you say it, dearie." Words I've dreaded my whole life, that style wins over substance, but here's a film that argues just that point and definitely brings it's "A" game to the court, and frankly I'm left speechless. And this after a slew of films based on vidgames here at last is a movie filmed as if it were a vidgame. Simply a work of art, it will not go gently into that dark night of forgotten culture and might well be the one that all of the actors in it will be remembered by.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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 Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

An audaciously mad, exhilarating and ultra dynamic film with a delicious tongue-in-cheek humor and eccentric characters who seem to be aware that they belong in a fantastic video game universe, and the outstanding visuals are insanely stylish and avant-garde.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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