The World's End

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Madcap and heartfelt, Edgar Wright's apocalypse comedy The World's End benefits from the typically hilarious Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with a plethora of supporting players.

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Gary King (Simon Pegg) is an immature 40-year-old who's dying to take another stab at an epic pub-crawl that he last attempted 20 years earlier. He drags his reluctant buddies back to their hometown and sets out for a night of heavy drinking. As they make their way toward their ultimate destination -- the fabled World's End pub -- Gary and his friends attempt to reconcile the past and present. However, the real struggle is for the future when their journey turns into a battle for mankind.

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  • The World's End marks the third part of Pegg and Wright's self-described "Cornetto trilogy." It's an appropriate moniker. With this final film they've slowed down a bit, grown up a lot. And saved the richest bite until last.

    June 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Guardian
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  • It's fine in its way, a fond and silly salute to pub crawls, old friends, crap cars, roundabouts, British eccentricity and keeping your head in a crisis -- it's just terribly hit-and-miss.

    December 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As in their previous comedies, Pegg and Frost play men who refuse to stop acting like boys. But these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs.

    December 30, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • If Wright doesn't quite sustain this astonishing mixture of sadness and silliness all the way through, he gets major points just for attempting it in the first place.

    December 30, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • The gonzo side of the plot is not quite as engaging as the human drama, and the scenes in which the characters meet up and try to mesh again are some of the best in the film.

    December 30, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Wright & Pegg continue making the sort of films that the 12-year-old versions of themselves probably always dreamed of being a part of; that sense of joy and practically disbelief that they actually get to do this for a living is right up there on-screen.

    August 26, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

    Ian Buckwalter

    NPR
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Audience Reviews for The World's End

  • Aug 21, 2016
    The final chapter of the Cornetto trilogy feels and looks a lot like Shaun of the Dead a couple of times. While it starts out like another Hangover episode, the twist of an alien conspiracy ends in a (blue) bloody slaughter in English pubs. That's pretty exciting and fun, the fights are wonderfully choreographed and the effects pretty convincing. The cast and the humor work too. Only the ending is surprisingly dark but not without optimism. But it makes you wish a fourth entry of Wright and Pegg reuniting.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2015
    Not the best of the unofficial corner to trilogy but it is still one god damn good film, with smart snappy writing, great action sequences and great performances by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Hilarious from start to finish. Watch it a second time and you will hear more jokes which you didn't hear the first time. I give this film 9/10.
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  • May 01, 2015
    Sometimes funny and inventive, but it's ultimately a sweary/bloody/long episode of David Tennant-era Doctor Who, right down to the "humans aren't perfect" / bonfire-myth ending.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2014
    Estranged friends begrudgingly reunite at behest of former leader-cum-has-been for epic bar crawl. Greasy, leather-clad Simon Pegg really sells the once-cool-badass-vibe-now-tinged-with-glory-days-delusion. The rest of the ragtag quintet are charming, especially handsome/nerdy Martin Freeman and blustery Nick Frost as straight men. When the robot plot starts though, the movie devolves from a hilarious and bittersweet story about friends growing up and apart, to a merely average sci-fi spectacle.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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