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3.3
1,888 Ratings

The World's End

Directed by Edgar Wright
United Kingdom, United States, 2013
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

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The World's End Directed by Edgar Wright

Awards & Festivals

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best Ensemble

American Comedy Awards

2014 | 3 nominations including: Best Comedy Actor - Film

Empire Awards

2014 | Winner: Best British Film

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Comedy

Wright’s themes gel magnificently with his cartoonish milieus, so much that each seemingly incongruous element is contextualized in a new light. To be fair, Wright isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel here—the zombie films of George Romero are as much social satire as they are gory thrillers—but the energy and formal creativity on display renders even the most familiar material new again.
August 28, 2013
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It’s impressive how Wright, who is nearly peerless as director of camera and character movement, stages the fights so that no actor can get away with looking good. The men actually have to swing and hit and slam people over their knees. The science fiction hook is both hokey and preachy, but in getting to its punch line Wright and Pegg have conceived one of the most heartless depictions of alcoholic narcissism.
August 23, 2013
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…The sci-fi elements—which were hinted at in trailers, but which I’ll write around in this review and maybe revisit later in a spoiler-warning-bedecked blog post—are audaciously funny and inventively designed, and they’re always tied to the film’s concerns. Nothing, no matter how extravagant or surreal, is superfluous.
August 23, 2013
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