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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D Reviews

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November 20, 2015
The most alarming thing about this film may be that, for the first time, a Star Wars movie has no greater moral or spiritual lesson to impart, beyond paying lip service to democracy.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
November 16, 2015
Attack of the Clones is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's fine.
Glen Oliver
IGN Movies
November 16, 2015
All in all, no one gets anything to do here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Lowing
Sydney Morning Herald
November 16, 2015
Attack Of The Clones lacks the light heart of the "old" trilogy but this deliberate throwback to matinee movie serials is still fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
November 16, 2015
On points, this beats the underwhelming Episode I: more action, less politics and better gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 16, 2015
It's the sheer scale of the storytelling that makes this episode superior to its immediate predecessor, and then of course there's the look of the movie. The production design is superb, with a real sense of cinematic wonder.
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David Denby
New Yorker
November 16, 2015
Allowing for some dull moments, this movie has considerable visual style.
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
November 16, 2015
The latest entry in George Lucas' transgalactic saga of the moral rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the deterioration of democracy into despotism has an electric visual majesty and boasts Lucas' best direction since American Graffiti.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 16, 2015
Attack of the Clones is the best Star Wars installment since The Empire Strikes Back, hurtling along so quickly that you hardly notice the many moments when the story fails to make sense -- even on its own fantastical terms.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 16, 2015
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 16, 2015
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.

Total Film
November 16, 2015
Better than Phantom, but still inferior to Episodes IV, V and VI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
November 16, 2015
It's the last 20 minutes that save the film from too much visual information (though it is state-of-the-art awesome) and too much exposition (without the humor that made episodes IV-VI three of the best films ever made).
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
November 16, 2015
George Lucas puts away childish things and gets down to business with Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the movie Jedi disciples waited 16 years to see and got Episode I instead.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mike Goodridge
Screen International
November 16, 2015
It's frustrating to watch a movie which has been so painstakingly crafted and is so extraordinarily designed and yet in which the storytelling is so sloppy, as if lost in the prosthetic and mechanical clutter on the screen.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 16, 2015
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.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 16, 2015
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.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Sit back and enjoy fantastic, imaginative visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
July 4, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Though, lacking in plotline it makes up for in action and entertainment.
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