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
NPR

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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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Rogue One starts wearing out its welcome at about the hour mark, and there's another 75 minutes to go; the movie, lumbering like those AT-ATs, feels like it stomps along forever.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

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
MTV

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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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

This is a slightly darker shade of Star Wars adventure, for better and for worse. But it's also a refreshingly diverse collection of heroes this time, a multi-cultural crew against a white supremacist dictatorship.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Hopping from planet to planet, battle to battle, the fast-paced narrative means there's little time to flesh out everyone involved. Yet even if their characters remain sketchy, several make vivid impressions... [Tudyk's K-2SO] is a scene-stealing delight.

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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