Return of the Jedi Reviews

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Earnest Leogrande
New York Daily News
April 30, 2015
The trilogy is superior entertainment that, have assimilated its sources, has itself become the real thing, making movie history.
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James Harwood
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
August 13, 2008
It is not as exciting as Star Wars itself, which had the advantage of novelty. But it is better and more satisfying than The Empire Strikes Back...
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 6, 2007
Reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Though it looks almost too polished, a handful of eye-smacking action scenes were breakthroughs in precomputer cinematic graphics. And when the film moves, it does so with blazing energy and awesome noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Jedi may not be George Lucas's crown jewel, but his trilogy as a whole is as good as film fantasy gets.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The old Star Wars gang are back doing what they've done before, but this time with a certain evident boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Marvelous!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Jedi couldn't end the Star Wars trilogy on a happier note!
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Mark Hamill is particularly good in this film.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The acting in Return of the Jedi is stronger than in the previous films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rex Reed
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Let's not pretend we're watching art!
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
Jedi is downright repetitive!
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A mediocre Star Wars is better than no Star Wars at all.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The film is a huge, rousing finale that resolves all plot twists, settles all accounts, reunites old friends and sweeps to a climax that all but blows the theater apart!
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Entertainment Weekly
May 25, 1983
Full Review | Original Score: B+