The World's End
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The third installment of director Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007). In "The World's End," 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As in their previous comedies, Pegg and Frost play men who refuse to stop acting like boys. But these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Wright & Pegg continue making the sort of films that the 12-year-old versions of themselves probably always dreamed of being a part of; that sense of joy and practically disbelief that they actually get to do this for a living is right up there on-screen."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"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."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"A movie that will unexpectedly challenge your expectations in some of the funniest ways you can imagine."
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"Wright is one of the most original and energetic filmmakers out there, and paired with Pegg and Frost's expert rapport and a highly charismatic cast, there is no limit to what the team can tackle."
‑ AP Kryza, Willamette Week
"If Wright doesn't quite sustain this astonishing mixture of sadness and silliness all the way through, he gets major points just for attempting it in the first place."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"The film's strength is its comedic bent - there are some very funny moments contained herein."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Maybe it is time to move on from the genre mash-up, but this is a thundering way to go out."
‑ Rima Sabina Aouf, Concrete Playground
"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."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Wright uses what he learned on Scott Pilgrim to further his long-standing ability to craft genre comedies that are adept at both the comedic aspects and capturing the crowd-pleasing conventions of the genre with which the comedy is combined."
‑ Brian Salisbury, Film School Rejects
"The gonzo side of the plot is not quite as engaging as the human drama, and the scenes in which the characters meet up and try to mesh again are some of the best in the film."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Robert Frost famously mused 'Some say the world will end in fire/Some say in ice.' I prefer Edgar Wright's vision: It will end in a pub."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"There's pun-laden dialogue and slapstick violence aplenty, but the meta element feels sloppy."
‑ Tom Clift, Movie Mezzanine
"It's high old fun, though it plays as a bit too much of a rehash of Pegg and Wright's Shaun of the Dead."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The World's Ends ultimately succeeds where its protagonists fail, proving it's possible to grow up without getting old."
‑ Daniel Krupa, IGN Movies
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