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Reviews: This Is the End (2013)

this_is_the_endReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • [New – 4/3/14] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Despite myself, I found myself laughing at how this group can spoof both themselves and the situation…
  • Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online
    • Excerpt: If being trapped with these guys seems like hell on earth to you – the film says you may be correct – literally
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: In the right company, the apocalypse can be quite funny and these six seasoned veterans prove themselves to be the right company, able to portray themselves as petty, irresponsible idiots and laugh at their personas and bodies of work.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: Breezy enough that it’s not very hard to enjoy it for what it is… [although] it’s stretched out and there frankly aren’t enough jokes in it.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: basically a modern-day Cheech & Chong movie with a bigger budget and more focus disguising itself as an event film for the summer
  • Jesse Cataldo @ Slant Magazine
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Michael Cera’s coked out stud is insanely fun, but he’s gone too soon and most of the comedy goes with him.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: This Is The End is one of the messiest, most gleefully weird mainstream comedies in recent years, one that has plenty of laughs, but also a deeply personal quality. As far as expressions of doubt about whether or not you’re a good person go, it’s an odd one, but that doesn’t make it any less heartfelt, even if its earnestness takes the form of profanity, violence and phalluses.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: THIS IS THE END successfully overcomes its biggest potential liability, extending its one-joke premise too far by keeping the movie short and, as the film version of Jonah Hill would say, “tight.”
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “This is the End” is going to appeal most to young males who haven’t really hit adulthood but who are old enough to go to R-rated movies by themselves. “This is the End” may be a messy and self-indulgent vanity project, but it does deliver the goods when it counts, and it doesn’t wimp out
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It may be a sophomoric type of imagination, but it’s still better than the alternative.
  • Dustin Freeley @
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Subversive, self-deprecating and sexist, it’s a horror zonk-fest deisgned to blow a guy’s mind.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: I died laughed… and I’ve found a new respect for a Hollywood posse whose work I mostly haven’t enjoyed before.
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland
    • Excerpt: The film actually crescendos on a touching note, whilst seamlessly bringing cannibals, gimps and CGI behemoths smoothly into the action.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It’s like a giant inside-joke that would seem like a self-pleased, masturbatory vanity project on paper, but actually, “This Is the End” is a gleefully foul-mouthed, often inspiredly nutty, anything-goes meta-lark.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: t’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel high.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: This Is the End is like The Walking Dead meets The Real World, cast with a generation of hot comic actors.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: …a blissfully anarchic blast of inside Hollywood barbs, blood-curdling ultra-violence, and gut-busting comedy.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: Not only is THIS IS THE END an apocalyptic tale, this is also the vulgar, balls out, R-rated comedy you’ve been waiting for.
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: … of the world as we know it, and I feel quite entertained.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: But by the end, This is the End has built up enough good will to make up for its late-story shortcomings. Along with the similarly-themed The World’s End, this is one of the funniest movies of the year.
  • Kevin Ranson @
    • Excerpt: It’s crass, it’s evil, and you’ll never look at Michael Cera the same way again.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: In the end, all comedies should be judged on how funny they are, and This is the End is the funniest – and most fearless – film and comedy of the year.
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: “This Is the End” exposes the narrow limits of the self-referential humor favored by Generation Z comics James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 9:04 am

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