Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

critic Reviews

, 51% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suffers from a frustrating lack of imagination, but concludes this beloved saga with fan-focused devotion.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    It is trying to accomplish a lot, because it has to tie up every plotline. It has to involve every character. It has to has to take you to every planet... And so, in trying to cram in all of that, it feels very cursory and very rushed.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    It doesn't do anything new or even terribly distinctive, but maybe it didn't have to. It just had to be good enough to stick the landing, and it does that.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    You sense in this film, J.J. [Abrams] shrinking that world... Everything in this franchise feels like a take back.
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    Brandon KatzObserver
    The Rise of Skywalker entertains, it elicits laughters, and it makes you feel even as you snicker at some predictably basic and occasionally nonsensical story decisions.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    If you disliked "The Last Jedi" (like I did), you'll like - but probably not love - "The Rise of Skywalker." If you liked "The Last Jedi," this review might not be for you.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    When we meet up with brash pilot Poe, he's lightspeed-skipping his way out of trouble, and Abrams is in much the same mode, whisking you from one thing to the next before you have much time to think or feel anything in response.
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    A messy, and ultimately underwhelming experience, but one that feels so desperate to please that the sense you leave with is not one of anger or annoyance, but rather one of pity.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    It's somewhat artificial, a mid-term film that abruptly closes the popular space opera saga. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    The Rise of Skywalker is so scared of doing something wrong that, by the end, it doesn't do much at all.
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    James HantonOuttake Mag
    It leaves many questions unanswered, a feeling of dissatisfaction deep in your stomach, and a strange sense of paralysing disappointment.
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