The World's End

The World's End

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The World's End

Dynamic filmmaking trio Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost complete their Cornetto trilogy (after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) with this apocalyptic, pub-crawling, sci-fi comedy.

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. The instigator is Gary (Pegg), a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens. His aim: to reach the fabled pub, The World's End, with his chums. En route, they discover that not only have they changed, but so has their home town. With a powerful force controlling the townsfolk, reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.

2013Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language & sexual references108 minsUK
Comedy
Director:
Edgar Wright ('Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz', 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World')
Writer:
Edgar WrightSimon Pegg
Cast:
Simon PeggNick FrostMartin FreemanPaddy ConsidineEddie MarsanRosamund Pike
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Reviews & comments

Glad it Ended...

Definitely wasn't like "Hot Fuzz." It felt a little too "Try-Hard."

2.0
0

Nothing Stops the Drinking

If you're looking for a good reason to keep drinking. This movie is the inspiration you are looking for (not that I condone excessive drinking no matter how much fun it is). Pegg and co decide it would be fun to relive a failed pub-crawl in an attempt to complete it many years later. Whimsically, they drink more that they can funnel and a sinister plot...

3.0
0

The World's End

The third and final installment in Edgar Wright's f**king brilliant Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. The World's End is Nostalgic, heartfelt and hilarious. A comedy that hits all the right notes. If there's one thing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost don't lack, it's chemistry. Simon Pegg is Gary King, a man tired of his dull life that wants to relive his teenage...

5.0
0

Great final edition to the blood and icecream trilogy

I can't say the twist was unexpected, but hey this film is good for a laugh. Simon Pegg's character is pretty well-developed, everyone elses not so much. If you're a fan of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul or ridiculous, excessive action and copious amounts of drinking this is probably a good film for you to see.

3.0
0

PEGG

If you don't like Simon Pegg then save your money as he is in your face for the whole film.If you do like Pegg then you won't be disappointed.A good premise slightly spoilt by the usual over the top finish.Pegg's supporting cast are worth the watch.

3.0
0

A potential cult movie

Like Sean of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, this one has similar cult movie potential - loved it..

4.0
0

Fantastic

Loved loved loved The World's End, riotously juvenile humour, littered with references to previous work and homage to other movies / genres, great one liners, fantastic cast of both the usual suspects and other familiar faces. I now want to see it again as there is far too much crammed in to be fully appreciated in one sitting. As good as Shaun of the Dead...

5.0
0

Good for a laugh

I was lucky enough to go to the International Premiere of this in Wellington. Despite not being a huge fan of comedy films, this was fantastic! I don't know if part of it was having the director, main cast etc in the theater but the laughter was great. I thought it delivered exactly what it promised and had an awesome time!

4.0
0

Funny & Full-on British

I sat in the cinema laughing; but didn't leave the cinema laughing. I expected something more from it as its final trilogy -don't let me confuse you, it was extremely funny & I liked it- but I just felt a bit disappointed at the end. I just think the ending could have been much better. Film is hilarious, lots of laughs; props to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, &...

4.0
0

Hungover

I was expecting a lot with this film but left feeling disappointed, I had read plenty of reviews so was expecting something special. Hot Fuzz has it over this film in a big way, sure there were a few laughs but not as much expected.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The armageddon-through-beer-goggles approach brings the chuckles, but The World’s End stands up as a great example of the genre it ribs. Nostalgic, bittersweet and very, very funny.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is a tighter, smarter film than either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, and buried beneath all the blue-goo aliens and terrible punning is a heartfelt meditation on the perils and pleasures of nostalgia.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The World’s End is a fitting end to the trilogy: it is by turns trashy, poignant and gut-bustingly funny, and often all three at once.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost have become a comedy brand to rival Richard Curtis/Hugh Grant. They've done it by making comedies with real laughs.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

At once a Big Chill-style old-pal reunion story and an Invasion of the Body Snatchers homage doused in beer and bad-boy humor ...

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bravely refusing to rigidly adhere to a formula that has been so successful, Wright, Pegg and Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy closer has tonal shifts you won’t expect, but the same beating heart you’ve been craving.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The armageddon-through-beer-goggles approach brings the chuckles, but The World’s End stands up as a great example of the genre it ribs. Nostalgic, bittersweet and very, very funny.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This is a tighter, smarter film than either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, and buried beneath all the blue-goo aliens and terrible punning is a heartfelt meditation on the perils and pleasures of nostalgia.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The World’s End is a fitting end to the trilogy: it is by turns trashy, poignant and gut-bustingly funny, and often all three at once.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost have become a comedy brand to rival Richard Curtis/Hugh Grant. They've done it by making comedies with real laughs.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

At once a Big Chill-style old-pal reunion story and an Invasion of the Body Snatchers homage doused in beer and bad-boy humor ...

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bravely refusing to rigidly adhere to a formula that has been so successful, Wright, Pegg and Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy closer has tonal shifts you won’t expect, but the same beating heart you’ve been craving.

4.0
0

Glad it Ended...

Definitely wasn't like "Hot Fuzz." It felt a little too "Try-Hard."

2.0
0

Nothing Stops the Drinking

If you're looking for a good reason to keep drinking. This movie is the inspiration you are looking for (not that I condone excessive drinking no matter how much fun it is). Pegg and co decide it would be fun to relive a failed pub-crawl in an attempt to complete it many years later. Whimsically, they drink more that they can funnel and a sinister plot...

3.0
0

The World's End

The third and final installment in Edgar Wright's f**king brilliant Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. The World's End is Nostalgic, heartfelt and hilarious. A comedy that hits all the right notes. If there's one thing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost don't lack, it's chemistry. Simon Pegg is Gary King, a man tired of his dull life that wants to relive his teenage...

5.0
0

Great final edition to the blood and icecream trilogy

I can't say the twist was unexpected, but hey this film is good for a laugh. Simon Pegg's character is pretty well-developed, everyone elses not so much. If you're a fan of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul or ridiculous, excessive action and copious amounts of drinking this is probably a good film for you to see.

3.0
0

PEGG

If you don't like Simon Pegg then save your money as he is in your face for the whole film.If you do like Pegg then you won't be disappointed.A good premise slightly spoilt by the usual over the top finish.Pegg's supporting cast are worth the watch.

3.0
0

A potential cult movie

Like Sean of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, this one has similar cult movie potential - loved it..

4.0
0

Fantastic

Loved loved loved The World's End, riotously juvenile humour, littered with references to previous work and homage to other movies / genres, great one liners, fantastic cast of both the usual suspects and other familiar faces. I now want to see it again as there is far too much crammed in to be fully appreciated in one sitting. As good as Shaun of the...

5.0
0

Good for a laugh

I was lucky enough to go to the International Premiere of this in Wellington. Despite not being a huge fan of comedy films, this was fantastic! I don't know if part of it was having the director, main cast etc in the theater but the laughter was great. I thought it delivered exactly what it promised and had an awesome time!

4.0
0

Funny & Full-on British

I sat in the cinema laughing; but didn't leave the cinema laughing. I expected something more from it as its final trilogy -don't let me confuse you, it was extremely funny & I liked it- but I just felt a bit disappointed at the end. I just think the ending could have been much better. Film is hilarious, lots of laughs; props to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, &...

4.0
0

Hungover

I was expecting a lot with this film but left feeling disappointed, I had read plenty of reviews so was expecting something special. Hot Fuzz has it over this film in a big way, sure there were a few laughs but not as much expected.

3.0
0