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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Reviews

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph

The appeal, perhaps, will be strongest to the young.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

November 25, 2013
Rob Gonsalves

[Hamill] gives what is immediately recognizable as the most irritating lead performance in a blockbuster film in recent memory.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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In scope and ambition, Jediresembles nothing so much as the next level of a computer game, with a new environment, new gadgets and new creatures.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 2/5

December 18, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Slower, longer and less powerful than Episodes IV and V, Return of the Jedi closes this extraordinary trilogy more with a whimper than a bang,

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The old Star Wars gang are back doing what they've done before, but this time with a certain evident boredom.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

The script descends into soap-opera melodrama.

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Chewbacca doesn't have enough dialogue.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
David Ansen
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Jedi is downright repetitive!

January 1, 2000
Rex Reed
New York Post
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Let's not pretend we're watching art!

January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Falls short of the high standards set by the opening chapters.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

October 15, 2002
Chris Gore
Film Threat

The problems with Jedi cannot be fixed even with the best digital software in the galaxy: the weak story, the bad performances, the burp jokes, and Luke's bizarre-looking hair mop.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 6, 2005
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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With its feints at horror and pathos, the third Star Wars film is the most Disney-esque in its emotional outline, yet that outline is buried beneath an obnoxiously hyped-up pace that reduces the emotions to rubble.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 6, 2007
Steve Biodrowski

Return is such a dud that no amount of [Special Edition] reworking could have saved it.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

July 13, 2008

E! Online

The force isn't entirely with the re-release of this computer- altered, warm-and-fuzzy Star Wars sequel.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Roger Moore
Winston-Salem Journal

Jedi still has its grand moments.

Full Review Source: Winston-Salem Journal

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The acting in Return of the Jedi is stronger than in the previous films.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

The film reaches a density of emotion in its last 20 minutes that only a few other movies can approach.

January 1, 2000
Rob Vaux

The Force was always with it, and time, though not entirely kind, still affirms that most important truth.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

May 22, 2013
James Harwood
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February 23, 2012
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