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



Critic Consensus: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones benefits from an increased emphasis on thrilling action, although they're once again undercut by ponderous plot points and underdeveloped characters.

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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 Naboo, now representing her world in the Galactic Senate. Someone is trying to assassinate her on the eve of a vote enabling Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) to build a military force that will safeguard against a growing separatist movement led by mysterious former Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). After another attempt on Padme's life, Obi-Wan and Anakin separate. The young Jedi and Padme fall in love as he escorts her first to the security of Naboo and then to his home world of Tatooine, where the fate of his mother leads him to commit an ominous atrocity. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan travels to the secretive planet Kamino and the asteroid-ringed world of Geonosis, following bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his son, Boba (Daniel Logan), who are involved in an operation to create a massive army of clones. A vicious battle ensues between the clones and Jedi on one side and Dooku's droids on the other, but who is really pulling the strings in this galactic conflict? In late 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 120 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format. ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
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
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Hayden Christensen
as Anakin Skywalker
Natalie Portman
as Padmé Amidala
Ewan McGregor
as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Christopher Lee
as Count Dooku/Darth Ty...
Ian McDiarmid
as Supreme Chancellor P...
Pernilla August
as Shmi Skywalker
Temeura Morrison
as Jango Fett
Temuera Morrison
as Jango Fett
Jimmy Smits
as Bail Organa
Ahmed Best
as Jar Jar Binks
Jack Thompson
as Cliegg Lars
Leeanna Walsman
as Zam Wesell
Rose Byrne
as Dormé
Ron Falk
as Dexter Jettster
Jay Lagai'aia
as Captain Typho
Silas Carson
as Nute Gunray
Daniel Logan
as Boba Fett
Graeme Blundell
as Ruwee Naberrie
David Bowers
as Mas Amedda
Ayesha Dharker
as Ayesha Dharker
Matt Doran
as Elan Sleazebaggano
Joel Edgerton
as Owen Lars
Claudia Karvan
as Sola Naberrie
Alethea McGrath
as Jocasta Nu
Trisha Noble
as Jobal Naberrie
Rena Owen
as Taun We
Susie Porter
as Hermione Bagwa
Matt Sloan
as Plo Koon
Steve John Shepherd
as Naboo Lieutenant
Matt Sloan
as Plo Koon
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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (48)

Allowing for some dull moments, this movie has considerable visual style.

Full Review… | November 16, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

Lucas' obsession with digital technology has obliterated the saga's last remnants of human purpose and turned his once mesmerizing space opera into a pure, dehumanized cartoon.

Full Review… | November 16, 2015
New York Daily News
Top Critic

In lieu of a proper climax, Attack Of The Clones ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger for the next episode, but Lucas' lumbering series is presenting fewer and fewer reasons to tune in.

Full Review… | November 16, 2015
AV Club
Top Critic

It's still a rush to sit in a packed theater (equipped with THX, naturally) when that first blast of John Williams' fanfare sounds. Then you have to endure the rest of the movie.

Full Review… | November 16, 2015
Associated Press
Top Critic

You can't blame actors, particularly young ones, when the words put in their mouths are almost unspeakable and the direction seems to suck them dry of energy or spontaneity.

Full Review… | November 16, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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

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

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


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).

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer


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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