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  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 112 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Handily beats back the evils of boredom.
  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
    Of all the gonzo-goofy comic book adaptations that embrace video gaming sensibilities, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the gonzo-goofiest.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    The movie is of this precise moment and you should probably see it now, since it will be dated by next Tuesday.
  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. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    60
    With Michael Cera in the title role, twentysomethings and under will swiftly embrace this original romancer.
  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 208
  1. Jul 2, 2012
    10
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World blends video games, comic books and rock music into a unique generational classic. Comedy, love, heartache, catharsis and epic fight sequences are all deftly handled by director and cast. That's a lot of balls to juggle but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World makes it look effortless. Basically speaking, if you grew up playing NES, reading comics or listening to indie-rock (as I did) then this movie is absolutely unmissable. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    10
    Just a charming, funny and quite awesome Movie about a nerdy guy fighting for the girl of his dreams. Transporting an important message about the fight of life. 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. 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. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    An excellent adventure if not taken seriously. Great acting, catchy songs, hilarious jokes and amazing special effects lift this film into the A-list. I think I just found my new favourite film of all time. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2011
    8
    This was a visually amazing film, and considering that this film is based on a 2D video game, I have to say I was very impressed by the storyline. The acting was just ok ,but I enjoy all the different characters and their abilities. Great film!!!
    Acting: OK
    Storyline: Great
    Characters: Great
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  6. Jan 5, 2011
    8
    This is one of the year best movie. They did a great job with the effects and edited. Great screenplay and acting in this movie. A very good comedy-romance movie. This movie was very entertainment. It started off kind of slow the first fifteen minutes but it pick up. This is a very good movie to get for dvd and bluray. 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. Michael Cera is a terrible choice for Scott. Expand

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