The People vs. George Lucas
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The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled; but when it comes to George Lucas himself-one of the most passionately debated filmmakers of all time-many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas's cultural legacy, asking all the tough questions. Has Lucas betrayed his masterwork? Should he have left the original trilogy alone? Will he ever redeem himself in their eyes, and more importantly, does he have any obligation to do so? Combining key testimonies from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eentertaining if mildly worrisome."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"If you're a Force completist, this is as crucial as a bootleg of 1978's "Star Wars Holiday Special." Which, by the way, was awesome."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"A surprisingly level headed exploration into the revolt of a fanatical fan base towards their messiah that is funny, insightful and just a tad silly."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Really a testament to the hollow fruitless worship of the Star Wars Saga..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A devastating indictment of our modern geek culture of entitlement."
‑ Matt Singer, Time Out Chicago
"This look at Star Wars fanatics and their love-hate relationship with George Lucas turns out to be more interesting than most fanboy docs because director Alexandre O. Philippe touches on some fairly knotty matters of film history and creative ownership."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"There's a lot of anger floating around in "The People vs.," but Mr. Philippe somehow manages to make the overall tone good-hearted, and he ends on a sentimental note of exasperated love for the man frequently referred to as "the creator.""
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"For disillusioned fans like myself, it's a unnecessary reminder of the things you hate about a thing you used to love."
‑ John Gholson, Cinematical
"The visionary behind 'Star Wars' could learn a thing or two from the smart, and richly comic, documentary The People vs. George Lucas"
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"... The Modesto Merchandiser did a generation's imagining for them and left these kids with a mortgage sized bill for services rendered."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods - and beyond - were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"'The People vs. George Lucas" is an open- and-shut case, but that doesn't mean it can't also be an entertaining one."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"An outstanding look at the enormously dysfunctional relationship between a creator and his adoring fans."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"A skillfully edited, wide-ranging look at a subject that's very close to many movie fans' hearts."
‑ Josh Bell,
"This thoroughly entertaining documentary will appeal mostly to people just like me: those who were total Star Wars obsessives starting back in 1977."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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