Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

George Lucas draws the Star Wars film series to a close with this dark sci-fi adventure which sets the stage for the events of the first film and brings the saga full circle. After a fierce battle in which Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas brings his second Star Wars trilogy to a suitably thrilling and often poignant -- if still a bit uneven -- conclusion.

Craig Outhier
Orange County Register

Say what you want about Lucas' one-take directing style, his over-reliance on blue screens or his cheesy tendency to reference himself, but his imagination is as fertile as ever.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

A grave and vigorous popular entertainment, a picture that regains and sustains the filmic Force [Lucas] dreamed up a long time ago, in a movie industry that seems far, far away.

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn

Lucas is not a master of writing dialogues... but save for some exaggerated or somewhat absurd moments, "Revenge of the Sith" is a great "Star Wars" movie, a roller coaster of action and emotions. [Full review in Spanish]

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] dramatically cogent and highly satisfying finale to the Star Wars saga.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

Lucas is a brilliant technician but a poor philosopher, and his lurchingly thought-out rendering of futuristic politics prevents the entire series from achieving the greatness to which it aspires.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Some of it is is truly, unmissably great. Some of it is hilariously awful, and some of it is awful enough to not even crawl up to the level of hilarity

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Episode III mainly is what it is -- the climax of a sometimes grand adventure that's more than the sum of its parts, yet much less than it might have been.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

.. even though Revenge is a better experience than Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones, it doesn't add anything that satisfying or compelling to the big picture.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

The special effects, of course, are incomparably good and the digital photography achieves a dazzling clarity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Revenge of the Sith is a dramatic improvement over Phantom and Attack of the Clones. The film deftly combines the fun of the original trilogy with a compelling,… More
MisterYoda ?
five stars
KJ Proulx
I feel that after being worn out from the previous two installments, "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" is kind of a breath of fresh air to… More
Josh Lewis
The first movie of the newer trilogy to live up to the magic and legacy of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and the best movie since the phenomenon… More
Chris Garman
Revenge of the Sith is the last lap of the muddy track known as the Star wars prequels. The previous two installments had left so much to be desired that the… More
Daniel Mumby
In my review of Attack of the Clones, I said how Revenge of the Sith has become "accepted (albeit grudgingly)" into the inner circle of the Star Wars… More