Simon Pegg is fortysomething waster Gary King, who lures four school pals - Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan - out of their humdrum daily lives to complete the legendary pub crawl they failed to finish 20 years before in their boring home town of Newton Haven. But the lads' night out turns into a home counties version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers in a very funny, observant tale of midlife crisis, aliens and beer, the final part of Wright and Pegg's Cornetto trilogy.Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 27th May 2017
This year's Oscar nominations are announced on January 16. In anticipation of the conventional wisdom the Academy will likely uphold, we're highlighting unlikely candidates in some of the technical categories-the dark horses we'd love to see compete on Oscar night.Nick Schager, The AV Club, 10th January 2014
The World's End, the third and final film in the aptly named Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy or the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, crashes U.S. theaters on Friday.Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 22nd August 2013
In many ways, it's harder to live up to expectations with the third entry in a body of work.Dan Owen, Dan's Media Digest, 9th August 2013
Apparently critics were requested not to reveal "surprises, twists and actors" in the movie. Perhaps I read too many reviews from indiscreet reviewers as I didn't spot many surprises, but that didn't particularly dampen my enjoyment.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th July 2013
A little less colorful, a little less quotable, and a little less memorable than its older brothers, The World's End is a fairly entertaining, if stretched, final outing for the ice cream man-boys - though it's probably not quite the one you were hoping for.Nic Wright, Giggle Beats, 25th July 2013
The third (and final?) part of the so-called "Cornetto trilogy" is a hit-and-miss affair, it boasts much of the same vibe as predecessors Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz but, crucially, the expansion of the cast means that the pairing of Pegg and Frost is weakened.Tony Earnshaw, The Yorkshire Post, 19th July 2013
The World's End has less ideas and charm than its predecessors and feels more boisterously male (Rosamund Pike barely gets a look in as Oliver's sister) but it's a measure of the talent involved that it's still raucously witty enough to have you in stitches right up until they call time.Emma Simmonds, The List, 19th July 2013
If Paul, the last Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie, was a self-indulgent journey into the outer realms of nerdiness, their latest collaboration is aimed squarely at those without an intimate knowledge of the Star Wars movies.
A crowd pleaser, this is a sci-fi comedy for everyone. Twenty years after a teenage pub crawl through their hometown, Pegg rounds up his old buddies (Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan) for a re-run.
But while reminiscing, they learn that the place has a severe case of the Stepfords.
The film contains plenty that men approaching middle age will relate to and the laughs never dry up with Pierce Brosnan, who plays one of their former teachers, an absolute hoot.David Edwards, Daily Record, 19th July 2013