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August 17, 2017
The thing lurches like a drunken bear from scene to scene, looking for the right tone or rhythm to move it into gear.
June 14, 2016
The film suffers due to Pegg's wearying, laddish performance, which comes off as simply obnoxious: Imagine Jim Carrey at his most manic, throwing his arms out wide as if appealing directly to the audience for a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2013
Regrettably, the Cornetto Trilogy goes out with a whimper.
August 23, 2013
"World's End" had me feeling like a grumpy interloper at someone else's raucous reunion.
June 14, 2016
It's fun enough to be appreciated by audiences who aren't already fans of the series. But it also feels rote, and almost safe, in a way that a Wright and Pegg movie shouldn't.
July 19, 2013
It's all I can do to stop myself from mentioning Lesbian Vampire Killers. (Oops! Too late.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2014
There's pun-laden dialogue and slapstick violence aplenty, but the meta element feels sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 28, 2013
A serious misfire, unfunny, unexciting, uninvolving and, perhaps the worst sin of all, incredibly self-indulgent to the detriment of the audience's enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2013
The movie throws itself headlong toward the ridiculous when it begins to live up to its title.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2013
The first 30 minutes had me hooked but when it turned into an over-the-top mashup of a sci-fi alien invasion flick you lost me, guys. Geeks will flock but so what?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 20, 2013
As a film whose central theme emphasizes the dangers of living in the past, Wright & co. become fatally distracted by nostalgia, eventually paying too much homage to previous classics to create a film that deserves to stand alongside them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 22, 2013
The movie independently bungles everything it tries, like a Central Park busker who simultaneously sucks at juggling, harmonica playing and skateboarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2013
The movie shifts midstream ... and never regains its footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2013
The film is witless, inspirationless and flogs its few recurring jokes till they whimper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 23, 2013
Life's too short to waste your time on this, even if the end isn't near.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2013
Wright knows how to keep the energy spinning, but he also doesn't know when to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2013
The World's End, weighed down by ineffective, incoherent fight sequences and a repetitive second half, ultimately establishes itself as just another bloated and overblown summer blockbuster...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 28, 2013
Simon Pegg is a funny man who can make any movie better with his performance, but not this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 23, 2013
After briefly catching comic lightning, the fun fades. Actor-screenwriter Simon Pegg and director-screenwriter Edgar Wright paint their characters into a pub corner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2013
Gets things all wrong, its sarcastic humor more often than not limp and its play for drama tone-deaf and overbearing when a lighter touch might have made a greater impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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