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.

Joy Gould Boyum
Wall Street Journal

Lucas has once again recycled the B movies of his youth: jungle movies, gangster movies, pirate movies, you name it. He culls bits from them that still have oomph and mounts them with a Sesame-Street zap.

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

Unfortunately, it conveys the sense that the machinery has already started to wear down, and the inventiveness to wear thin.

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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Highly entertaining.

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Ernest Leogrande
New York Daily News

The trilogy is superior entertainment that, have assimilated its sources, has itself become the real thing, making movie history.

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph

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

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Though the 1983 film's effects seem almost quaint by today's awesome standards, Jedi has something the newer movies don't: characters we care about, not to mention a plot that involves both them and us.

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James Harwood

Though slow to pick up the pace and saddled with an anticlimatic sequence at the finish, Jedi is nonetheless reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.

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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