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The World's End

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Edgar Wright
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Five old school friends reunite for an epic pub crawl in their home town and unwittingly become mankind's only hope for survival.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

After mining horrors in Shaun of the Dead and action movies in Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright plunders the sci-fi genre for the concluding part of his Cornetto trilogy. This time the easy-going comic partnership of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost anchors a very British alien takeover in suburban Newton Haven, as the pair are joined by three other old friends (Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman) to complete a pub crawl started during their school days. But those pesky, blue-blooded robot replicas wanting to bring Earth into intergalactic line just keep getting in the way! Once more, Wright cleverly remoulds a beloved genre through his own fanboy cinephilia, producing many laugh-out-loud moments and only a few juvenile clunkers. The barmaggedon scenario eventually treads familiar ground and overdoes the action spectacle, but there's an engaging chemistry between the five boozers, while the surprise cameos, early 1990s indie soundtrack, zany violence and visual effects add to a self-aware, matey romp that slips down a treat.

Credits

Cast

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Gary KingSimon Pegg
Andy KnightleyNick Frost
Steven PrincePaddy Considine
Oliver ChamberlainMartin Freeman
Peter PageEddie Marsan
Sam ChamberlainRosamund Pike
Motorcycle policemanSteve Oram
BasilDavid Bradley (2)
Publican 7Mark Heap
CollaboratorReece Shearsmith
Shane HawkinsDarren Boyd
Reverend GreenMichael Smiley
Young manRafe Spall
Young womanAlice Lowe

Crew

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DirectorEdgar Wright

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2013-07-19
Languages
English
Guidance
violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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