Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" showcases an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away--combining the expansive scope of the "Star Wars" Saga with state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. On the front… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mechanical animation and a less-than stellar script make The Clone Wars a pale shadow of George Lucas' once great franchise.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It moves fast, conquers armies, kicks into hyperspace and spits out idiotic quips with unapologetic cartoon brio.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

One of the more mediocre entries in the entire Star Wars catalogue.

Simon Miraudo

I cannot accept that this is a Star Wars movie.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The visuals are worthy, but the big screen brings the movie's script shortcomings and pacing problems into sharper relief.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Visually busy and visually forgettable, with a less than engaging story line, and characters who look like anime figures and move like the denizens of Geppetto's workshop, Wars will appeal only to the most tolerant, galactically minded children.

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Ali Gray

It's a film of many firsts, but few of them positive: for the first time in history, we have a Star Wars film that you won't love or hate, but one about which you just won't care less either way.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Star Wars: The Clone Wars comes as something of a surprise: it isn't the most painful movie of the year!

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The story lacks narrative tension. The dialogue is stilted and overblown, a problem also in some of the live-action incarnations. That, combined with visuals that consistently lack punch, leaves little to engage us.

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Brian Orndorf

A complete gas to more open-minded fans, and assured catnip to children. The occasional sexually-ambiguous Hutt or sassmouthed, premenstrual Jedi aside, it's an exciting picture and a tempting commencement for the TV series.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This movie made my daughter laugh and giggle and had a great time watching it. far more than some disney flicks. They targeted this for kids and they hit their… More
Colin Montgomery
Garbage. Why did they make this??
Tyler Robertson
Well, it looks as if George Lucas really has sold Star Wars for the sake of making money off as merchandising. This movie shouldn't have even been released… More
Jim Careter
This is a truly horrible film and almost ruins the film series by being crappy. This may be a TV show pilot, but its a tv show that should not have been made.… More
Michael Edwards
Star Wars is one of the most well revered Sci-fi films of all time and one of the most well known film series of all time. So the idea of another film seemed… More
Conner Rainwater
While it doesn't really work as a full length feature, it exists as a very good pilot for the animated series. I will say that what this has going for it… More

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