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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Reviews

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Michael Saba
Paste Magazine
April 12, 2013
Like the special effects, the characters are sketched out in tiresome cinematic shorthand, as if to reassure the viewer that this joyride really isn't worth thinking too hard about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.9/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 13, 2010
... the only real purpose the film could serve is as a kind of cultural litmus test - to winnow out those who don't get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
August 27, 2010
The bombardment lasts for almost two hours and by the end of the film, we feel almost as exhausted as the characters.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 5, 2010
Maybe with a different lead actor and about 20 minutes of running time chopped from it, I might have enjoyed it more. Instead I laughed through parts, but was never emotionally drawn into any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Lippe
August 13, 2010
The audience is simply not part of the process. The movie has done all the thinking for you, and by not letting itself breathe, you're excluded from an emotional reaction.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 11, 2010
To win her, he needs to duel her ex-boyfriends in fantasy sequences based on video games. Oh, great.
Fernando F. Croce
August 21, 2010
Also versus coherence, versus maturation, versus real emotion...
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
August 12, 2010
"Scott Pilgrim" devotes itself so firmly to re-creating the look of O'Malley's saga that it forces and fumbles the feel, full of (indie-rock) sound and (kung-fu) fury, (emotionally) signifying nothing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 23, 2010
This is a discouragingly limp movie where nothing is at stake.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
August 13, 2010
If a picture as gleefully vapid as this is what passes for a 'generational milestone' in 2010, we're in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
August 20, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a film full of sound and fury signifying WTF. It's slick shtik.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 26, 2010
It's a string of scenes, it's a blur of faces, it's a heaving great two-hour maelstrom of noise and punching. But it's not a proper movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 16, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or its alternate title, "Dude, Where's My Attention Span?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
August 11, 2010
When you're 45 minutes into a two-hour film and you've only met two exes, you can't help but start calculating how quickly the rest will be apportioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 18, 2010
She has too many exes. They should have stopped at four, because it just means these repetitive fights that are the same and they're all unbelievable and it becomes extremely tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
August 13, 2010
Cast anyone else in the lead role and it might work. I assume the Scott Pilgrim of the graphic novels is actually masculine and has all the correct and working body parts.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 20, 2010
For those out of the loop, or too far removed from these characters' headspace, the inventiveness of the film's execution alone is not enough.
Brian Orndorf
August 11, 2010
Ignores the very charisma of the source material to mold something one-note and glossy...clip reel of console carnage, more tuned into surface delights than treating O'Malley's material with the sincerity and breadth it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Prairie Miller
August 7, 2010
Scott Pilgrim is a young guy who has a serious identity crisis. And so does this movie. Which can't seem to decide whether it's a flippant sketchy teen angst weepie, or your basic flamboyant movietoon..
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 13, 2010
I tried to love it. But after 20 minutes, I sensed I was intruding on the movie's love affair with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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