The World's End Synopsis
Five childhood friends reunite for an epic pub-crawl that turns into a battle for mankind.
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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie is madly, wonderfully at odds with itself.
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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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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The World's End stands on its own as hilarious high-end nonsense.
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By Leslie Felperin
A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.
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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 Golden Mile...

By MedRed
This is turning into the summer of sleeper comedies. The World's End is cheesy and fun! It's no Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but The World's End is highly entertaining. Even though the story...

just ok

By bugbugfartlover
wow what a bit of a bummer that this movie just did not get moving like the other two. This one relied to heavily on crude comments and gestures that just lost all the impact and was actually boring....

Just Okay

By murphlinger
I love Shaun of the Dead... so I certainly expected a lot more out of this movie. Starts off fuuny and loses it at the end. Not horrible, I would wait for the RedBox $.99 rental...

If you like simon pegg and you liked Paul, this movie is for you.

By ibdrinking
I shoulda waited till it came out on dvd. Simon acted well in this simple comedy, and I liked that he had a lot of his previous actors in this, that was fun. But in the "end", I wished that I...

Lets Booboo

By rogue874
Definitely my new favorite line! I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in wanting to go see a movie! Both my daughters and I give it a two thumbs up because It was funny and had...

Great fun, of a piece with the other films

By underdog8
Really enjoyed World's End. Makes fun of, well, world's end plots (also embraces) and also in my opinion satirizes "man-child" movies, all while going a bit deeper than prior Cornetto films. Also:...

A good fun movie

By Kilgi
If youve seen Shaun of the dead and hot fuzz you know exactly what to expect from this movie and it doesnt disappoint. The actors fall into familiar roles and play off themselves perfectly. The...

The Zany End

By moneywizard
I admit that one of the reasons why “The World’s End” caught my attention was because of a strong intuitive feeling that my husband would enjoy this movie. My spouse had previously watched Shaun of...

Was Waiting for this movie's end

By prsue
Awful. It is rare that I say a film is awful but The World's End indeed fits that description. Not sure what film the critics who loved it saw, but it couldn't have been this....


By jaosalla
I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz was funny, but The World's End had a bad plot with a bad ending. If you still want to see it, wait until it goes to DVD / Blu Ray / Netflix....

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Rated R | For Sexual References and Pervasive Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fantastically funny, weird film has violence, alcohol, more.
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