Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

critic Reviews

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  • 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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    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Eight films, 20 hours and hundreds of nostalgic moments have lead up to "The Rise of Skywalker"... It's too much for a single film to juggle, and not even the Force can pull it off.
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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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    Isaac FeldbergFortune
    This is Star Wars broken under the weight of its own importance, eating its own tail for lack of any original voices to better nourish it. It's nothing short of a tragedy.
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    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    I haven't walked out of a franchise movie this disappointed in a while...like, was that the ending of Star Wars? Literally, like...whoever has these new movies, they have an uphill battle.
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    If this new series is coming, they need to take some risks and stick to it...backtracking like this does no service to the genre.
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    Andrew GaldiMovie Bitches
    It's pretty superficial.
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