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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. 100
    Its speedy, funny, happy-sad spirit is so infectious that the movie makes you feel at home in its world even if the landscape is, at first glance, unfamiliar.
  2. 90
    As he did in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz", Wright immerses his heroes in pop culture's detritus and diversions, but doesn't drown them in it. You don't have to be dazzled or tickled by the movie, or get every joke, to be touched by it, too.
  3. 88
    This is not the first time Wright has shown his understanding for such things, nor is this the first occasion in which he has displayed a strong sense of comedic timing, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World feels fresher and more inspired than his previous outings, and that makes it an excellent source of late-summer entertainment.
  4. English director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), takes the approach that movies have been far too reticent. His new film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is as vibrant as a cluttered wall of graffiti, jumpy enough to risk retina damage.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    70
    The perfect summation of Hollywood at this moment - an apotheosis of American male infantilism - and, on its own, a most likable mess.
  6. Talk about style over substance: The sheer volume of musical, comic-strip and video-game influences, riffs and licks in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" can get exhausting, but they also are what lift this romantic coming-of-age tale from this world to someplace totally ... else.
  7. 30
    The film is alive with bad rock bands and dizzying bit parts, the standout being Kieran Culkin, in the role of Scott's gay roommate, but we feel them gyrating around a hollow core.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 224
  1. Apr 27, 2013
    10
    Allow me to explain this movie: It first starts out kinda slow, the first 10 minutes are a bit boring and you could swear you're watching oneAllow me to explain this movie: It first starts out kinda slow, the first 10 minutes are a bit boring and you could swear you're watching one of those independent love films, but then right at the 15 minute mark... BOOM! This movie just slaps you awake and throws all these awesome images at you (in a good way). The humor was great, the characters were awesome and the fighting was some of the best damn fighting I have ever seen in comic book movie.

    This is how you bring a graphic novel to the big screen. It's just perfect in every way
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  2. May 28, 2012
    10
    Its got it all whether its humor, action, and randomness, even a sprinkle of romance. It also makes tons of references to video games. ThisIts got it all whether its humor, action, and randomness, even a sprinkle of romance. It also makes tons of references to video games. This movie lets you unleash your inner nerd! Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    Absolutely fantastic! There is a reason I believe that Edgar Wright is THE best film director we have today, and SPvTW adds to it. WrightAbsolutely fantastic! There is a reason I believe that Edgar Wright is THE best film director we have today, and SPvTW adds to it. Wright fully captured the essence of the gamer/gen-Y crowd and the modern teen comedy. Creativity oozes out of it. It's a movie that isn't afraid to not take itself seriously. I can definitely see how a critic or viewer would give it a low score, because they just don't get it. It doesn't interest them. It's ok! It won my heart. I smiled the whole time. If you love games, subtle humor, any of Edgar Wrights past films, teen comedies, or fresh ideas...Go see this film! Expand
  4. May 24, 2012
    9
    No es una película que esté proponiendo como primera vez algo, simplemente está articulando lenguajesNo es una película que esté proponiendo como primera vez algo, simplemente está articulando lenguajes de diferentes expresiones: comic, videojuegos, cine; y lo hace en un equilibrio a resaltar. Reseña del filme en http://cineplacebos.webnode.es/news/disfrutando-de-la-juventud/ Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2014
    8
    The Movie is over the top,Silly,dumb,stupid but in a right way,it is also hilarious.This movie is worth to watch with friends with awesomeThe Movie is over the top,Silly,dumb,stupid but in a right way,it is also hilarious.This movie is worth to watch with friends with awesome visuals and a good laugh will surely be there. Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2011
    8
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is quite a odd, funny, and likable movie, with references to video games, and likable characters (except RamonaScott Pilgrim vs. the World is quite a odd, funny, and likable movie, with references to video games, and likable characters (except Ramona she was annoying), this a great movie with only a few design choices holding it back from all it could be. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2014
    0
    An absolutely terrible adaption of the comics. They pretty much got evertyhing wrong about what made the source material so great. MichaelAn absolutely terrible adaption of the comics. They pretty much got evertyhing wrong about what made the source material so great. Michael Cera is a terrible choice for Scott. Expand

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