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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Reviews

April 12, 2013
Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot.
April 12, 2013
It's fresh, funny, inventive and unique.
January 31, 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World becomes a fatal case of flash over substance. Pretty great flash, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2010
A 112-minute entertainment contraption -- celluloid that shapeshifts its frames into video games, comic books and sitcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2010
Knowing self-mockery is the name of the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 13, 2010
It's a razzle-dazzle compendium of quick-draw humor, superhero stunts and gamer references wrapped around a teen dream love story, starring -- who else? -- Michael Cera, the first genuine nerd superstar.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2010
A package of cinematic Pop Rocks, a neon-hued, defiantly non-nutritive confection that nonetheless makes you laugh at its sheer bold novelty.
August 13, 2010
Its speedy, funny, happy-sad spirit is so infectious that the movie makes you feel at home in its world even if the landscape is, at first glance, unfamiliar.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2010
[Its] self-awareness is the saving grace. As long as nothing is taken seriously, everything is permitted, from leaps in logic to caddish heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a dog-frequency movie: enjoyable only to those tuned in to its particular register.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
August 13, 2010
For most of its hour and 53 minutes, it's a dazzling and thoroughly engaging ride through a fantasy world born of Wright's (and O'Malley's) vivid imaginations.
August 13, 2010
This is a romantic adventure for the ADD age, a pop poem for Millennials that could just as well be titled Scott Pilgrim" vs. the Old Ways of Storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2010
The film fuses an indie/punk rock sensibility with comic-book violence and video game energy, mixed with quirky humor and sassy pop culture references.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
I bet ten years from now this will be the norm. For now, it's almost revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 12, 2010
The fun is not so much in who wins or loses the girl -- it's the playing that matters, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World definitely has game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2010
What's the point of being clever if you're just going to follow it up with enough flaming-sword action and exploding bad guys to make our pupils hurt?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2010
Cramming every frame with as much visual and aural material as he can, Wright is a guy who gets all the neurons firing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
This kind of romance doesn't require depth; it's juvenile, irrational, adventurous - while at the same time totally pertinent. And such is the spirit of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 12, 2010
Michael Cera elevates deadpan to an art, starring as a slacker turned action hero in this wildly inventive comedy.
August 12, 2010
Why, given its moment-to-moment surplus of visual imagination, does the film feel so hollow and unsatisfying?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 12, 2010
The film may baffle regular citizens (and migraine sufferers), but it welcomes geeks of all ages and obsessions to its circus tent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
A clever send-up of comic book and video games (circa 1990), this movie illustrates that writer/director Edgar Wright can rise to the next level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
August 12, 2010
The movie is packed with characters and likable actors, and if you know the source it's fun seeing how the filmmakers have cast to the cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
Like an animatronic kitten that won't leave you alone, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World wins its audience over on adorable persistence.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2010
At its best, Wright's film is raucous, impudent entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2010
Wright keeps the cast and the film rigidly in line for such a wild ride, and it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2010
The dialogue and the music keep you engaged, at least while the movie lasts.
August 11, 2010
It's a true original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 11, 2010
Far and away the funniest movie of the summer.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 11, 2010
Scott Pilgrim is a breathless rush of a movie that jumps off the screen, spins your head around and then stealthily works its way into your heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
August 11, 2010
It's supremely annoying to see the ups and downs of romance reduced to archer-than-arch line readings and bloodless mortal kombat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2010
If you can stand massive doses of cute and clever, it's a fine use for your summer-movie dollar.
August 10, 2010
Wright immerses his heroes in pop culture's detritus and diversions, but doesn't drown them in it. You don't have to be dazzled or tickled by the movie, or get every joke, to be touched by it, too.
August 9, 2010
Who cares if Scott winds up with Ramona, Knives, or anyone else?
August 2, 2010
The film is repetitive, top-heavy: Wright blows his wad too early. But a different lead might have kept you laughing and engaged.
July 23, 2010
An example of attention-deficit filmmaking at both its finest and its most frustrating.
July 23, 2010
This is a discouragingly limp movie where nothing is at stake.