Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

The second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy takes place ten years after the events depicted in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Now 20, young Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is an apprentice to respected Jedi… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones benefits from an increased emphasis on thrilling action, although they're once again undercut by ponderous plot points and underdeveloped characters.

David Denby
New Yorker

Allowing for some dull moments, this movie has considerable visual style.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

It's still a rush to sit in a packed theater (equipped with THX, naturally) when that first blast of John Williams' fanfare sounds. Then you have to endure the rest of the movie.

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Peter T. Chattaway

The most alarming thing about this film may be that, for the first time, a Star Wars movie has no greater moral or spiritual lesson to impart, beyond paying lip service to democracy.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Lucas' obsession with digital technology has obliterated the saga's last remnants of human purpose and turned his once mesmerizing space opera into a pure, dehumanized cartoon.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

You can't blame actors, particularly young ones, when the words put in their mouths are almost unspeakable and the direction seems to suck them dry of energy or spontaneity.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Attack of the Clones is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's fine.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

In lieu of a proper climax, Attack Of The Clones ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger for the next episode, but Lucas' lumbering series is presenting fewer and fewer reasons to tune in.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This time the exposition is so thick that everyone except acolytes may tune out.

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Glen Oliver
IGN Movies

All in all, no one gets anything to do here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
this movie has some great action sequences to look at and the effects are great and spectacular to see, when i was little i couldn't get enough of the last… More
MisterYoda ?
five stars!!
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though it's a lot to take in, Attack of the Clones is still a fun ride. The writing and acting still suffer, but once again--similar to Phantom Menace--the… More
Josh Lewis
Attack of the Clones contains some minor improvements in key areas over The Phantom Menace, but also backtracks in a few areas as well. The special effects and… More
KJ Proulx
Slightly improving on things that the first prequel completely failed on, "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" is not is any way a goof film,… More
Kevin M. Williams
Lucas' visual effects, grand though they may be, cannot disguise groan worthy scripting in this, his return to his trend setting magnum opus. Of course,… More