The World's End
The World's End (2013)

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,"… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Madcap and heartfelt, Edgar Wright's apocalypse comedy The World's End benefits from the typically hilarious Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with a plethora of supporting players.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Ian Buckwalter

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.

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Sarah Marrs

... it isn't trying to be a blockbuster, and yet it out-blockbusters almost everything else this summer...

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

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.

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James Berardinelli

The film's strength is its comedic bent - there are some very funny moments contained herein.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Simon Pegg, both as writer and star of the film, understands fully how to inhabit the world of the perennial adolescent, narcissistic to a pathological degree and blind to the damage he wreaks.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Where Shaun Of The Dead was inspired, this is comfortingly repetitive. But hey, isn't that the main attraction of any pub?

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