The End Reviews

November 1, 2019
So what's wrong? Practically everything. For all of its good intentions, The End is a tone poem in misgauged effects. It simply doesn't work.
August 2, 2019
An acceptable commercial product that's entertaining despite its notable lack of structure. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 20, 2016
The madcap fun doesn't kick in until Dom DeLuise shows up as the energized wacko Polish inmate in the same loony bin as Burt Reynolds.
March 4, 2016
The film veers wildly from decent black comedy to dumb slapstick, and director Reynolds seems unsure of his own intentions.
February 23, 2012
A tasteless and overripe comedy that disintegrates very early into hysterical, undisciplined hamming.
February 5, 2010
Reynolds deconstructs Reynolds thoroughly
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
An engaging attempt to take the piss out of the crocodile tears that have been gleefully exploited since Love Story.
October 9, 2005
Burt Reynolds directs and stars in this wonderful black comedy about a neurotic dying man. Dom DeLuise provides some hysterically funny moments as a zany mental patient.
June 27, 2005
May 9, 2005
This is half-heartedly satiric material that's been directed by Mr. Reynolds as if it were broad, knock-about comedy sometimes and, at other times, as if it were meant to evoke pathos, which it never does.
April 8, 2004
An intermittently successful dark comedy with a few solid gags.
February 13, 2004
February 8, 2004
January 22, 2004
January 21, 2004
Not nearly as bad as its reputation. It's even pretty interesting.