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
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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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Stephanie Archer
Film Inquiry

Disney brilliantly executed another film in the Star Wars franchise, easing the doubts of fans and furthering our expectations on what we can expect from the films to follow.

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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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Alejandro Alemán
El Universal

Edwards reminds us of the real reasons we love these movies. Rogue One gives us hope in Star Wars. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In the first 'Star Wars' film, in 1977, heroism is rewarded (literally, in the form of a medal); but here, heroism requires extreme sacrifice. That (ultimately lethal) distinction is a key to the difference between previous chapters and this sidebar...

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Good action. Some cheese. Fan service, at its core, but enjoyable with popcorn.
Spencer Macklin
Enjoyed the final third. Wasn't a big fan of Whitaker or Jones in this film. Overall, a solid blockbuster action flick.
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
Ross Collins
The Krypton Factor meets Star Wars in the best original Star Wars movie since the 80s. I really don't understand why they couldn't make the prequels… More
JY Skacto
Gareth Edwards steps away from the original episodes to tell Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story. Traversing across the galaxy at 2 hours and change, scenic planets… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though not as strong as the Force Awakens, and suffering from a messy beginning and underdeveloped characters, Rogue One eventually redeems itself in its second… More