'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   34 reviews
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  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    It's a true original.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    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.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    80
    I can only say that where some see shallowness, I saw a witty interplay of surfaces and style.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    75
    The film fuses an indie/punk rock sensibility with comic-book violence and video game energy, mixed with quirky humor and sassy pop culture references.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    38
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a dog-frequency movie: enjoyable only to those tuned in to its particular register.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    The movie is packed with characters and likable actors, and if you know the source it's fun seeing how the filmmakers have cast to the cartoon.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Robert Wilonsky Village Voice (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    This is a romantic adventure for the ADD age, a pop poem for Millennials that could just as well be titled Scott Pilgrim" vs. the Old Ways of Storytelling.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    100
    Knowing self-mockery is the name of the game.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • David Roark Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    90
    This kind of romance doesn't require depth; it's juvenile, irrational, adventurous - while at the same time totally pertinent. And such is the spirit of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Rocchi MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    50
    "Scott Pilgrim" devotes itself so firmly to re-creating the look of O'Malley's saga that it forces and fumbles the feel, full of (indie-rock) sound and (kung-fu) fury, (emotionally) signifying nothing.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • David Edelstein New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    The film is repetitive, top-heavy: Wright blows his wad too early. But a different lead might have kept you laughing and engaged.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Anthony Lane New Yorker (Top Critic)
    Who cares if Scott winds up with Ramona, Knives, or anyone else?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    At its best, Wright's film is raucous, impudent entertainment.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Michael Cera elevates deadpan to an art, starring as a slacker turned action hero in this wildly inventive comedy.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    Cramming every frame with as much visual and aural material as he can, Wright is a guy who gets all the neurons firing.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tom Horgen Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    63
    What's the point of being clever if you're just going to follow it up with enough flaming-sword action and exploding bad guys to make our pupils hurt?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    It's a razzle-dazzle compendium of quick-draw humor, superhero stunts and gamer references wrapped around a teen dream love story, starring -- who else? -- Michael Cera, the first genuine nerd superstar.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    80
    Wright keeps the cast and the film rigidly in line for such a wild ride, and it works.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Sara Vilkomerson New York Observer (Top Critic)
    50
    When you're 45 minutes into a two-hour film and you've only met two exes, you can't help but start calculating how quickly the rest will be apportioned.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    An example of attention-deficit filmmaking at both its finest and its most frustrating.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    I tried to love it. But after 20 minutes, I sensed I was intruding on the movie's love affair with itself.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    88
    Far and away the funniest movie of the summer.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    75
    The film may baffle regular citizens (and migraine sufferers), but it welcomes geeks of all ages and obsessions to its circus tent.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    75
    I bet ten years from now this will be the norm. For now, it's almost revolutionary.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
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