Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Reviews

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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.
September 2, 2010
I can only say that where some see shallowness, I saw a witty interplay of surfaces and style.
September 1, 2010
This one's geek heaven, a mash-up of comic books, computer games, grunge rock and slacker drama, all a little quicker and droller than anything of the kind before.
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.
August 16, 2010
A 112-minute entertainment contraption -- celluloid that shapeshifts its frames into video games, comic books and sitcoms.
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.
August 13, 2010
Knowing self-mockery is the name of the game.
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.
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.
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.
August 13, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a dog-frequency movie: enjoyable only to those tuned in to its particular register.
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.
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.
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.
August 12, 2010
I bet ten years from now this will be the norm. For now, it's almost revolutionary.
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.
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