Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Though it still suffers from an overabundance of exposition, the action quotient is upped considerably in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, which makes it an improvement over The Phantom Menace.


Movie Info

The second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy takes place ten years after the events depicted in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. Now 20, young Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is an apprentice to respected Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Unusually powerful in the Force, Anakin is also impatient, arrogant, and headstrong -- causing his mentor a great deal of concern. The pair are ordered to protect Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman), the former queen of the planet … More

Rating: PG (for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Hales, George Lucas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 12, 2002
Box Office: $310.3M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Anakin Skywalker

as Padmé Amidala

as Obi-Wan Kenobi

as Count Dooku/Darth Ty...

as Supreme Chancellor P...

as Shmi Skywalker

as Jango Fett

as Jango Fett

as Bail Organa

as Jar Jar Binks

as Cliegg Lars

as Zam Wesell

as Dormé

as Dexter Jettster

as Captain Typho

as Nute Gunray

as Boba Fett

as Ruwee Naberrie

as Mas Amedda

as Ayesha Dharker

as Elan Sleazebaggano

as Owen Lars

as Sola Naberrie

as Jocasta Nu

as Jobal Naberrie

as Taun We

as Hermione Bagwa

as Plo Koon

as Naboo Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D

All Critics (221) | Top Critics (43)

This time the exposition is so thick that everyone except acolytes may tune out.

Full Review… | March 5, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Christensen is a winning mix of sultry and sulky as the now older Anakin, while McGregor is finally beginning to relax as the mentor who understandably refuses to treat his moody pupil like a grown-up.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Sit back and enjoy fantastic, imaginative visuals.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

It starts off briskly with some fantastic special effects and a great high-speed chase but then founders on the shores of bad script writing.

Full Review… | July 4, 2009
Eye for Film

Though, lacking in plotline it makes up for in action and entertainment.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Lucas does not always recognize his limitations. This tends to make films of mixed quality. Still, there is always enough that is excellent to make them worth seeing.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D

this movie has some great action sequences to look at and the effects are great and spectacular to see, when i was little i couldn't get enough of the last 45 minutes because its just all out war and fighting with the clones, Jedi, droids, genosians, ships, Sith, weird creatures, its freaking crazy but that's what i love about it, its intense and awesome to watch.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

Though it's a lot to take in, Attack of the Clones is still a fun ride. The writing and acting still suffer, but once again--similar to Phantom Menace--the action sequences and the story it tells make up for these flaws. There is excitement, mystery, and romance (with some cliches in tow of course).

½

Slightly improving on things that the first prequel completely failed on, "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" is not is any way a goof film, but it is a damn entertaining one to watch, even if it's for dumb reasons to begin with. We follow a grown up Anikin Skywalker as he becomes stronger and understands the ways of the force. This is the middle chunk of this story, where we begin to see the dark side of Anikin, and a foreshadow of his soon-to-be future. Again, poorly scripted, sloppy camerawork, and a dumb plot, with great visuals and very entertaining battles sequences. This film satisfies in ways that I wish were different, but at least it's a little better than the previous installment. In end end, it's nothing special to remember.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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