Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 16, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rogue One draws deep on Star Wars mythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground -- and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Rogue One is largely free of the weight of myth and expectation that were borne by The Force Awakens, and this turns out to be both a good and a bad thing.

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Chris Klimek

A a tense, well-made spacefaring war movie about a desperate and demoralized band of insurgents standing up against a rising authoritarian regime.

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Neil Soans
The Times of India

It is now a great starting point for someone new to this franchise. To quote one of the familiar lines from this space opera - "the Force is strong with this one"!

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Bob Mondello

With all the aerial dogfights, armored combat vehicles, grenades, flame-throwers and snipers, Rogue One feels like a film for those who think that most Star Wars movies are insufficiently like World War II flicks.

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Amy Nicholson

Audiences once packed theaters to gawk at the future; now, it's to soak in the past. The emphasis is on packing in as much nostalgia as possible and tersely editing it together to resemble a film.

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Devesh Sharma

This is Star Wars for adults. Well-loved characters die, the violence is gory by and large and the atmosphere is more on the lines of the French Resistance during World War II than the light-hearted thrillers that George Lucas films were.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The good news is that Edwards' effort to make a storm-the-beach war film produces a tense third act that earns most of its big moments and also justifies much of what's come before.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Rogue One" spins "Star Wars" into a whole new orbit.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Rogue One certainly doesn't hit all its marks. But it surely hits enough to keep holiday audiences happy, particularly as its story begins to merge with the one we discovered all those years ago.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A technically well-done movie. It has action, humour, really impressive CGI it has everything you could want from a movie. But as a non star wars fan this movie… More
Kevin M. Williams
I must be born in another universe, because everyone keeps referring to this film as a side story when in fact it's a direct prequel to the first Star Wars… More
Phil Hubbs
It is indeed a strange turn of events when the spin-off movie with the shallow premise (which I admittedly, fully expected to be a poor cash grab), turns out to… More
Daniel Perry
Good action. Some cheese. Fan service, at its core, but enjoyable with popcorn.
Mark Hobin
Rogue One is well done from a technical standpoint. It has awe-inspiring special effects, meticulous production design, and a rousing score. It draws from a… More
Nate Zoebl
In the opening text crawl for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, it says, "During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's… More