Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

critic Reviews

, 51% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suffers from a frustrating lack of imagination, but concludes this beloved saga with fan-focused devotion.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    It is trying to accomplish a lot, because it has to tie up every plotline. It has to involve every character. It has to has to take you to every planet... And so, in trying to cram in all of that, it feels very cursory and very rushed.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    It started to feel like a greatest hits compilation...bringing out what everyone knows...handsomely-constructed and entertaining as it was, there was an element of pandering to what the perceived fans wanted...
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    Angie HanMashable
    The real Leia, the one we fell in love with, lives on inside us as she always has. She still inspires us, amuses us, moves us. And we can visit her anytime we want, at the touch of a play button.
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    A sizable amount of the narrative of The Rise of Skywalker is spent specifically undoing what happened in The Last Jedi, and the result is a film that lacks forward momentum.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I think The Rise of Skywalker is poorly directed, terribly filmed, clumsily edited, lamely scripted (a perennial problem, that one) and badly acted.
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    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    The reason why this film works (as opposed to the many editions which were overpowered by clanking machines) is because of the emotional connect it creates with us.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a finale that is both enthralling and frustrating. One can only hope that future Star Wars films can explore whatever direction they please without being as beholden to the legacy that came before.
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    Tony BlackCultural Conversation
    The expected, soulless capstone of a four decade saga.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Jam packed with action and plot, The Rise of Skywalker gets bogged down with exposition and tying up loose ends.
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    Jeffrey ZhangStrange Harbors
    The Rise of Skywalker is filled with narrative dead-ends, aborted character arcs, and generic fetch quests, all designed to please as many people as possible.
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