Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Reviews

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October 31, 2018
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?
August 30, 2018
Energy and invention and audacity count for little unless you can sense something at its core - unless a film gives you something to feel - but there is zilch here. It's hollow.
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.
November 29, 2010
Essentially amounts to a case of what could have been.
September 9, 2010
When your hero can just hit the reset button, it's awfully hard to worry about him.
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.
September 5, 2010
Fitfully entertaining and sometimes brilliantly silly — just not really engaging, and occasionally objectionable.
August 30, 2010
A film you either love or hate. I didn't love it.
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.
August 26, 2010
Scott Pilgrim tries so hard to be loved that it ends up very trying indeed.
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.
August 21, 2010
Also versus coherence, versus maturation, versus real emotion...
August 21, 2010
Sure, it's visually whizzy and often very funny, but filmmaker Wright loses the story in the scuffle.
August 20, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a film full of sound and fury signifying WTF. It's slick shtik.
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.
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.
August 16, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or its alternate title, "Dude, Where's My Attention Span?"
August 14, 2010
...an ambitious big screen cross-pollination of geek sheik and vintage rom-com. It's The Matrix meets the Ghost of John Hughes. The action is way more than old NES-sy could muster, but in the end it's too damn much.
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.
August 13, 2010
Totally geeky.
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