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The End (1978)




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Filled with jet-black gallows humor, this farcical comedy chronicles the quest of a terminally ill man to commit suicide. His first couple of attempts land him in a special rest home where he meets a loyal schizophrenic who vows to help his new friend end his life.

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Critic Reviews for The End

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

A tasteless and overripe comedy that disintegrates very early into hysterical, undisciplined hamming.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

An engaging attempt to take the piss out of the crocodile tears that have been gleefully exploited since Love Story.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

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.

July 20, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The film veers wildly from decent black comedy to dumb slapstick, and director Reynolds seems unsure of his own intentions.

March 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Reynolds deconstructs Reynolds thoroughly

February 5, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The End

A hilarious dark comedy with an all star cast, and directed by Reynolds. I love it, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This movie is terrible. It also shows that Burt Reynolds is an egotistical maniac. Bar none, it has the most unfunny racial humor I have ever heard. (Imagine Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, but not funny and every "joke" making you feel sleazy for being a white person). Then Dom DeLuise (did he have something going on the side with Burt?) kept saying these retarded Polish jokes that I heard when I was a kid and they weren't funny then. Everyone in this movie is terrible (Sally Field LOOKS amazing in this film). I imagine Burt sitting back and watching the dailies and thinking what a funny guy he was while everyone of his ass-kissing crew sat around and chuckled along with him. It is rare when you can find a movie that shows the true soul of a filmmaker, and in the case of Burt Reynolds, he's a douschebag.

Tim Sigur
Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer

Rating this from memories of long ago. Need to see it again. Rating may or may not change.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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