This Is the End
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is more guileful than it looks, even though the narrative is nuts ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"This Is the End, true to its subject matter, is as funny as hell."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"There's wonder here that films with quadruple the effects budget would kill for."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"...runs on some delicious self-critique."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Enjoyable, time-killing piece of throwaway Friday-night pap... It's broad, stupid fun that, against all odds, ends up coagulating into an actual story with a point."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"No comedy classic, then, but a good natured and engaging slice of goonish self-mockery."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Crass, flimsily plotted, and self-referential to the point of narcissistic personality disorder. For those willing to tolerate such defects, however, it is also very, very funny."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Writers Rogen and Goldberg run out of ideas before the second act and just half a** it until the end credits..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The best thing about This Is the End is playing "spot-the-celebrity" in the early frames. Do this, and you'll find everyone from Jason Segel to David Krumholtz. If all that talent were put to better use, the film might have been worth watching."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"...a very savvy send up of the way we perceive celebrities as vapid and self-involved ciphers who are so often flattered and coddled that they come to accept applause as their due."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"... the movie definitely struck a chord with the crowd I saw it with ... (with) a climax that brings bromance back ..."
‑ Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
"Though This Is the End drags slightly here and there, the filmmakers keep it interesting by making the personal relationships dynamic, and the movie redeems all that is self-referential and self-congratulatory about it with a warmth of spirit."
‑ Mick LaSalle, Hearst Newspapers
"The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game"
‑ Max Kyburz, Film Comment Magazine
"That Rogen and Goldberg make one of the Backstreet Boys' more annoying yesteryear hit singles something you giddily sing along to is a measure of just how on point the satire is--that, or that it truly *is* the end of the world."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If your tolerance for druggy banter and puerile sex gags is low then the idea of facing Armageddon with Rogen and his chums will probably strike you as hell."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
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