Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi (1983)

In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader in a final… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though failing to reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, Return of the Jedi remains an entertaining sci-fi adventure and a fitting end to the classic trilogy.

TIME Magazine

It is not as exciting as Star Wars itself, which had the advantage of novelty. But it is better and more satisfying than The Empire Strikes Back...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

In scope and ambition, Jediresembles nothing so much as the next level of a computer game, with a new environment, new gadgets and new creatures.

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Josh Larsen

...when Luke and Darth Vader face off before the drooling Emperor, the franchise comes to its rightful fruition.

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Variety Staff

Reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Though it looks almost too polished, a handful of eye-smacking action scenes were breakthroughs in precomputer cinematic graphics. And when the film moves, it does so with blazing energy and awesome noise.

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph

The appeal, perhaps, will be strongest to the young.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

With its feints at horror and pathos, the third Star Wars film is the most Disney-esque in its emotional outline, yet that outline is buried beneath an obnoxiously hyped-up pace that reduces the emotions to rubble.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times


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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

For all its faults and goofy plot holes, "Return of the Jedi" is a solid finisher.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Fresh off two fantastic films, comes "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," an overlong, yet satisfying finish to a great trilogy. It drags out… More
Daniel Mumby
Like many of its fellow threequels, Return of the Jedi is commonly regarded as the runt of the litter. It's received the harshest treatment of any Star… More
MisterYoda ?
four and a half stars!!
Samuel Riley
Not the strongest out of the orignal trilogy, but far stronger than the prequels combined. To me, the Ewoks didn't do very much to help the story in… More
Josh Lewis
A surprisingly inferior motion picture compared to the previous two, but still a worthwhile ending despite not quite living up to expectations. The movie is… More
Eugene Bernabe
The final film of the original trilogy brings the story to a well-deserved ending, regardless of its wandering plot. From its continuous visual expansion to the… More

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