Parents' Guide to

The World's End

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fantastically funny, weird film has violence, alcohol, more.

Movie R 2013 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

Solid film

A bit of cursing but not the worst thing ever. There is violence but the blood is blue so it’s more cartoonish. This film is hilarious and I watched it with my nephew who is 12 and it was fine with him.
age 13+

Good man

Good man

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (44 ):

Fabulously fun and wonderfully weird, THE WORLD'S END is a brilliant mash-up of buddy comedies and alien invasion thrillers. What really makes this movie -- which is part of an unofficial trilogy (with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) that takes film genres and turns them on their heads -- work are its unexpected turns, which are at once deft and daft, in the best ways.

It owes its success in no small part to its ensemble, which is led by the fearless and gleefully deranged Pegg, who exudes the smarminess of a man past his prime who clings to the belief that he's not. Still, he remains charismatic, which makes it understandable that his old pals still show up (except perhaps Andy, whose reasons for being angry after all these years make his participation feel off-key). At times, the movie's tone is discordant -- is it funny? poignant? -- and there are bits in the end that veer toward maudlin. (Is it a meditation on alcoholism or friendship?) But all of that said, The World's End is very, very good. And unlike the pub-crawling quintet here, you won't be sorry for drinking in the mayhem.

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