This Is the End

This Is the End

This Is the End

Apocalyptic comedy following the fate of Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, James Franco, Craig Robinson and other celebs (playing unflattering versions of themselves) as the end of days strikes in the heart of Hollywood. Directed and written by Rogen alongside his Pineapple Express collaborator Evan Goldberg, and based on the short film Jay and Seth vs The Apocalypse made by Rogen and Jay Baruchel in 2007.

When Jay flies into L.A. to hang out with pal Seth he doesn't expect more than a few days of smoking weed and playing video games. Avowedly anti-Hollywood, the last place Jay wants to be is at James Franco's house for a party, but he soon finds himself barricaded inside fearing for his life alongside Seth, James, Jonah, Craig and Danny as earthquakes and fires strike the city, celebs bite the dust and strange beasts prowl the streets. To survive, the group will have to unite, pooling their resources (water, drugs, pornography) and putting aside their selfishness for the greater good.

2013Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual material106 minsUSA
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Typically you’d think labelling a film as a short expanded to feature length would be less than complimentary. That’s a positive description of This Is the End, though, as it builds on the concept of 2007’s Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse while managing to sustain the sort of self-parody and laugh per minute ratio usually seen in a browser window rather than the big screen.

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Variety

Variety

Offsets its slightly smug premise with a clever sense of self-parody and near-cataclysmic levels of vulgarity.

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Total Film

Total Film

As a celebrity’s-eye-view apocalypse movie, This Is The End delivers huge guffaws and large-scale carnage with enough gusto to mask the indulgences. You’ll never look at Michael Cera in the same way again.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s a hit-and-mostly-miss affair: For every gut-buster like McBride and Franco’s lengthy exchange about drenching each other in seminal fluid, there’s a fall-flat gag.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In places it is genuinely, even sublimely hilarious.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There's no way you won't have a blast. In their directing debuts, Rogen and Goldberg come up aces, mixing hilarity and horror like pros and never letting up on the killer momentum.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It could use a brutal edit to remove some weak material, but mostly this is a hell of a lot of fun.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Funny is funny, and it would be truly dishonest to deny the big laughs-the spikes of gut-busting inspiration-that the film sporadically delivers.

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