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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James Plath
Family Home Theater

Can I just say that I liked Rogue One: A Star Wars Story better than the last four Star Wars stories--even The Force Awakens, which was the top grossing film of 2015?

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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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Carl Kozlowski
Pasadena Weekly

The action in "Rogue One" is extremely well-staged and exciting, and it's fun to see its small connections to the larger "Star Wars" universe...

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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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Uri Klein

... the directing is heavy-handed and uninspired, the plot with its many turns - lots of action that includes more fight scenes than the saga's other movies - develops predictably, even if it's not always easy to follow.

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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