The End
The End (1978)

Filled with jet-black gallows humor, this farcical comedy chronicles the quest of a terminally ill man to commit suicide. His first couple of attempts land him in a special rest home where he meets a loyal schizophrenic who vows to help his… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: May 5, 1978
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A tasteless and overripe comedy that disintegrates very early into hysterical, undisciplined hamming.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The madcap fun doesn't kick in until Dom DeLuise shows up as the energized wacko Polish inmate in the same loony bin as Burt Reynolds.

Full review…
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Burt Reynolds directs and stars in this wonderful black comedy about a neurotic dying man. Dom DeLuise provides some hysterically funny moments as a zany mental patient.

Time Out

An engaging attempt to take the piss out of the crocodile tears that have been gleefully exploited since Love Story.

Full review…
TV Guide

The film veers wildly from decent black comedy to dumb slapstick, and director Reynolds seems unsure of his own intentions.

Full review…
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

An intermittently successful dark comedy with a few solid gags.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

This is half-heartedly satiric material that's been directed by Mr. Reynolds as if it were broad, knock-about comedy sometimes and, at other times, as if it were meant to evoke pathos, which it never does.

Full review…
Fernando F. Croce

Reynolds deconstructs Reynolds thoroughly

Full review…
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not nearly as bad as its reputation. It's even pretty interesting.

More reviews for The End

Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A hilarious dark comedy with an all star cast, and directed by Reynolds. I love it, and I highly recommend it.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Not very funny. Burt Reynolds is a bit annoying and unsympathetic. Dom DeLuise is annoying as well. I wasn't too thrilled with this film.
Tim Sigur
This movie is terrible. It also shows that Burt Reynolds is an egotistical maniac. Bar none, it has the most unfunny racial humor I have ever heard. (Imagine… More
Cindy I
Rating this from memories of long ago. Need to see it again. Rating may or may not change.