Star Wars: The Clone Wars Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
June 2, 2010
A complete gas to more open-minded fans, and assured catnip to children. The occasional sexually-ambiguous Hutt or sassmouthed, premenstrual Jedi aside, it's an exciting picture and a tempting commencement for the TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
70 percent action, 5 percent exposition and 24 percent forced banter ... that's just 1 percent left over for committee meetings and C-Span-worthy parliamentary maneuvering -- proceedings that have so fascinated George Lucas in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 12, 2008
Despite Ahsoka's cloying presence, The Clone Wars is still easier to take than Attack of the Clones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 18, 2008
It moves fast, conquers armies, kicks into hyperspace and spits out idiotic quips with unapologetic cartoon brio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Time Out Sydney
August 31, 2008
The action sequences are kinetic and hold the eye, the animation style is detailed and it remains within the boundaries of the canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 29, 2008
The best thing about this massive TV pilot-cum-new "Episode" is its potential because even if it's flawed and only partially functional as a film, The Clone Wars embodies one of the essential elements that has for decades sustained the Star Wars saga %u20
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
August 29, 2008
The characters are more likable than usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 22, 2008
For a film that primarily exists to serve as a feature-length coming attraction for the next phase of a popular franchise, The Clone Wars is a mostly enjoyable bit of escapist entertainment
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 22, 2008
Aimed at the serious Star Wars fan who is interested in exploring some new corners of the Star Wars universe.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 20, 2008
The Clone Wars is what it is -- what Star Wars has become, for better or for worse -- and while it won't blow anyone over, you can't say you weren't warned going in.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 18, 2008
At the risk of over-doing a good thing, if that hasn't been done already, Lucas and crew cuts the final link to reality by going full animation with Star Wars. A righteous battle, but one that will appeal to ever decaying audiences
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2008
If the live action movies were the main course, The CLONE WARS are like chocolate truffles. They are short, quick and satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 15, 2008
[P]retty darn awesome... [a]t least as far as overblown Saturday morning cartoons go...
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 15, 2008
Call me crazy, but I liked Clone Wars more than any of the recent live-action films. It's funnier, leaner and more playful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 15, 2008
Actually better than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2008
Young audiences will lap it up like ice cream, and its good humor and faith in the Force will put adults in a Saturday-morning frame of mind even at midnight showings.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Erik Davis
Cinematical
August 15, 2008
If Star Wars: The Clone Wars were a simple board game stacked up in a toy store aisle, the side of the box would read: "Ages 7 through Check Your Star Wars Ego at the Door."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 15, 2008
If you don't expect an orthodox Star Wars movie, you may well be satisfied with this for all its flaws. But one gets the feeling that Lucas is coming to the end of his long and richly rewarded road. After all, he has travelled it for more than 30 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 15, 2008
Instead of getting something special, you're left with the impression the last few dollars are being wrung from a franchise that should've been put to bed 25 years ago. Still, kids should enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Leyland
Total Film
August 15, 2008
John Williams' music elbowed in favour of Kevin Kiner's pale imitations... Little things that jar and jar, but at least there's no Jar Jar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 23, 2012

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July 14, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009

Irish Times
October 18, 2008
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