This Is the End

This Is the End

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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: MA15+, Strong crude humour, coarse language, sexual references, comedic violence, nudity and drug use106 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In places it is genuinely, even sublimely hilarious.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Hollywood proving that they can also make Blockbusting CRAP! Not with just nobodies but with Big Celebs. Yeah... Nah!

1.0
0

Seth Rogen as... Seth Rogen (you'll recognise the character from every film he's ever been in). It's fun, with a few surprises - the cameos from Michael Cera & Emma Watson. The ad-libbing's noticeable at times, and not as clever as it's pitched. Not even close to a classic, but a decent film to veg out to.

3.0
0

These guys should get together again to do a modern take on the "classic" Revenge of the Nerds movies.

0

"This Is The End" is an idea come to fruition. An amazing, hilarious and completely entertaining movie that pulls from a short film Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg created together, along with a multitude of parts from the great ensemble pieces of the past, through to their own recent creations. The film tells the story of an apocalypse, as experienced...

4.0
0

After the total flop (IMHO) of the Green Hornet, I expected to see a rather unintelligent and mildly amusing comedy. Was pleasantly surprised by the film as turned out much better than I thought. Some crude jokes aside, I think playing themselves was a good move for the actors - they made fun of themselves and each other and it is refreshing to think that...

4.0
0

Something that could be seen as original as Hangover one. Guys hanging out together but not entirely by choice. Lots of self-critical sense of humor about Hollywood but also general decadence of upper class American society paired with hilariously funny action comedy and lots of new ideas.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In places it is genuinely, even sublimely hilarious.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Hollywood proving that they can also make Blockbusting CRAP! Not with just nobodies but with Big Celebs. Yeah... Nah!

1.0
0

Seth Rogen as... Seth Rogen (you'll recognise the character from every film he's ever been in). It's fun, with a few surprises - the cameos from Michael Cera & Emma Watson. The ad-libbing's noticeable at times, and not as clever as it's pitched. Not even close to a classic, but a decent film to veg out to.

3.0
0

These guys should get together again to do a modern take on the "classic" Revenge of the Nerds movies.

0

"This Is The End" is an idea come to fruition. An amazing, hilarious and completely entertaining movie that pulls from a short film Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg created together, along with a multitude of parts from the great ensemble pieces of the past, through to their own recent creations. The film tells the story of an apocalypse, as experienced...

4.0
0

After the total flop (IMHO) of the Green Hornet, I expected to see a rather unintelligent and mildly amusing comedy. Was pleasantly surprised by the film as turned out much better than I thought. Some crude jokes aside, I think playing themselves was a good move for the actors - they made fun of themselves and each other and it is refreshing to think that...

4.0
0

Something that could be seen as original as Hangover one. Guys hanging out together but not entirely by choice. Lots of self-critical sense of humor about Hollywood but also general decadence of upper class American society paired with hilariously funny action comedy and lots of new ideas.

4.0
0