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The World's End Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The World's End is pretty blasted funny and a fine finale to director/cowriter Edgar Wright and star/cowriter Simon Pegg's so-called 'Cornetto Trilogy.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 19, 2016
It is a more mature piece of work, which seems a peculiar way to label a zippy comedy about drinking beer and outrunning the apocalypse.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
June 14, 2016
[The World's End] soon turns from this not-quite-nostalgic focus to one more like Pegg and Edgar Wright's first two Cornetto movies, which is to say, a melding of well-known genres in order to spoof them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 14, 2016
The World's End is not only the season's funniest movie but also its best action thriller, its best addiction drama, and its best movie about the apocalypse.
Henry Barnes
Guardian
June 14, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Casey
Nerdist
June 14, 2016
If you're looking to laugh your butt quite literally off of your body and leave with some food for thought, then The World's End may just be the tastiest flavor of the Cornetto Trilogy yet.
Nick Newman
The Film Stage
June 14, 2016
The World's End, in its frequent oscillations of tone, rides toward a logical end-point that makes for the simultaneous fulfillment and subversion of expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
June 14, 2016
This is, apparently, how the world ends. Not with a whimper, but a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
June 14, 2016
The thinness of the plot -- as opposed to the sturdy themes -- and sitcom-y snap of the dialogue only tire towards the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
June 14, 2016
here's an engaging chemistry between the five boozers, while the surprise cameos, early 1990s indie soundtrack, zany violence and visual effects add to a self-aware, matey romp that slips down a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Green
CineVue
June 14, 2016
A heady, industrial-sized vat of Wright's unique, morish humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
June 14, 2016
Until it bogs down in multiple endings that could have been trimmed or even dropped, it operates as a surprisingly piercing metaphor for everyone's central fear while facing middle age, that of being replaced.
Edward Lawrenson
The Big Issue
June 14, 2016
The barrelling fun and fizzy invention of the film-making is unstoppable. Calling last orders on a great trilogy, this is one of the most entertaining British films of the year, so far.
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
While "The World's End" might be a rousing success in the canon of many other inferior filmmakers, for Edgar Wright it's a step down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
A full package of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
Pegg gives arguably his best performance in the three films, and his chemistry with Frost is unbeatable.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
While it also suffers from a slow start and stretched premise, the charm of its stars getting wasted and debunking an intergalactic conspiracy goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
February 7, 2014
Maybe it is time to move on from the genre mash-up, but this is a thundering way to go out.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
A movie that will unexpectedly challenge your expectations in some of the funniest ways you can imagine.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
December 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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