Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Jun 14, 2013
    This is the End finds a balanced tone most horror comedies fail to deliver. Grossout humor melds easily with grossout horror, sometimes at the same moment.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jun 13, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jun 12, 2013
    There are no boundaries in this movie, so deal with it or leave.
  4. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Jun 12, 2013
    With less intelligence behind it, this could have easily been one of those films that seem like they were more fun to make than to watch. Instead, it's a thoroughly good time at the movies, from humble beginning to cosmic, surprise-cameo-featuring end.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 11, 2013
    A one-joke movie, but it’s a joke whose recurring rimshots grow as loud as our laughter.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jun 11, 2013
    From the clockwork comic timing to the movie's salty mix of the ridiculous and the reflective, This Is the End is stupidly hysterical and smartly heretical. Cross my heart and hope to die, it's funny as hell.
  7. Reviewed by: Beth Hanna
    Jun 11, 2013
    Rises above the over-tired gross-out comedy genre partly because of its meta celebrities-parodying-themselves trick, but it mostly stands out because it's genuinely funny.
  8. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 11, 2013
    In its own sloppy, raunchy, sophomoric, occasionally self-pleased and consistently energetic way, This Is the End is just about perfect at executing its mission, which is to poke fun at its stars, exhaust every R-rated possibility to get a laugh, and even sneak in a few insights into Hollywood, the celebrity culture and the nature of faith.
  9. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 10, 2013
    Outrageous-plus, but often hilarious.
  10. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 5, 2013
    It's the wildest screen comedy in a long time, and also the smartest, the most fearlessly inspired, and the snort-out-loud funniest.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 630 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 179
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    What has happened to society!? Are male members really worth basing an entire movie on? I didn't find the humor in this at all and was really looking forward to a LOL movie. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    Are you people insane? If this is what you are willing to pay your hard earned money to see then why should anyone work at their craft. Possibly the most juvenile idiotic movie I have ever seen. Is this what Hollywood now calls entertainment. I have as good as sense of humor as the next person but this flick was awful. The people connected in making this should be ashamed. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    Don't waste your time. I thought this must be funny after hearing such a positive review, 4.5 stars, by David Blaustein of ABC and WJR. There are a couple of laughs but that is about it. We walked out after about 40min. It may help if you are high before going. Totally over rated. I now know to ignore Blaustein. Rent a Cheech and Chong movie. Full Review »