100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The World’s End isn’t perfect – – but its best moments leave the bulk of recent American “event movies” gasping in the dust.
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100

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
This is by light-years the most entertaining movie of the year. How many apocalyptic sci-fi action extravaganzas leave you feeling as if the world is just beginning?
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The beauty of this movie, both a nostalgic romp and a futuristic scream, is its stubborn insistence on getting all the trapped-in-amber details right.
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100

Slant Magazine

An ordinary drama embellished and in some sense infringed on by genre elements rather than the other way around.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It'll knock you on you ass from laughing when you're not rubbing your eyes in disbelief.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie is madly, wonderfully at odds with itself.
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87

Film.com

By William Goss
A knowing take on movies and maturity alike, The World’s End is just as thoroughly thoughtful as those which came before it, and maybe more than ever, you’ll find yourself laughing to keep from crying.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The World's End stands on its own as hilarious high-end nonsense.
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70

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The premise of visiting so many pubs as a narrative device, however, bogs down the initially energetic pacing and goofiness. Piling on the mayhem renders The World's End a sometimes chaotic and uneven comedy.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.