• Released
  • August 23, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Comedy
  • 2,849 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Five childhood friends reunite for an epic pub-crawl that turns into a battle for mankind.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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100

Slant Magazine

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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...
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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...
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The first 30mins...

By kekejunkmail
... will make you want to flip the channel n curse the team who sought to produce this crap. I couldn't figure out why this movie got great ratings. However, as the film progresses, it gets a lot...

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Rated R | For Sexual References and Pervasive Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Fantastically funny, weird film has violence, alcohol, more.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF