The People vs. George Lucas
The People vs. George Lucas (2011)

The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled; but when it comes to George Lucas himself-one of the most passionately debated filmmakers of all time-many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Eentertaining if mildly worrisome.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

If you're a Force completist, this is as crucial as a bootleg of 1978's "Star Wars Holiday Special." Which, by the way, was awesome.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A surprisingly level headed exploration into the revolt of a fanatical fan base towards their messiah that is funny, insightful and just a tad silly.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This look at Star Wars fanatics and their love-hate relationship with George Lucas turns out to be more interesting than most fanboy docs because director Alexandre O. Philippe touches on some fairly knotty matters of film history and creative ownership.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

There's a lot of anger floating around in "The People vs.," but Mr. Philippe somehow manages to make the overall tone good-hearted, and he ends on a sentimental note of exasperated love for the man frequently referred to as "the creator."

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John Gholson

For disillusioned fans like myself, it's a unnecessary reminder of the things you hate about a thing you used to love.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods - and beyond - were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

'The People vs. George Lucas" is an open- and-shut case, but that doesn't mean it can't also be an entertaining one.

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R. L. Shaffer

An outstanding look at the enormously dysfunctional relationship between a creator and his adoring fans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This is THE documentary film any Star Wars fan would want to watch if they have ever pondered whether the big George Lucas has been correct in his tinkering.… More
Emily Armstrong
This is such a great documentary, since it perfectly covers and conveys the love hate relationships inherent in Star Wars fandom. This movie is specifically… More
Alex roy
Interesting and must see documentary for Star Wars fans that feel that George Lucas destroyed his masterwork by re editing his films and dumbing them down. This… More
Spencer S.
I know I am biased to love this film because I am a Star Wars lover and I do have strong opinions about the role that George Lucas takes in reimagining his old… More
paul oh
Theres a strong sense of romanticism that echoes in this documentary. It proves its point from many of interviews but goes to a point of overkill with this as… More
Edward Boxler
The People vs. George Lucas is a fascinating "made-at-home" documentary that covers all sides of the argument over George Lucas' cinema. At the… More