...less irritating than its immediate predecessor - but it may be going too far to say it's a better movie. It may be going too far to say it's a movie at all
| Original Score: C-
Two hours of nonsense and fifteen minutes that may sell a couple more bags of Yoda-endorsed Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles.
| Original Score: 2/5
Episode II-- Attack of the Clones is a technological exercise that lacks juice and delight.
| Original Score: 2/4
Yes, it's better than The Phantom Menace. Think for a minute about how little that means.
Other than McGregor, who continues to cut a dashing figure as the sagacious Jedi, the movie is plagued by bad acting.
A gloriously fun last 30 minutes isn't enough to hide a preceding two hours of bland entertainment
| Original Score: 3/5
It's too long, it's too dull, it's too lame.
Well, it's better than The Phantom Menace. But George Lucas' latest chapter suffers from onerous self-importance.
This time the exposition is so thick that everyone except acolytes may tune out.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This film is too busy hitting all of its assigned marks to take on any life of its own.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The battling Yoda looks ludicrous, like Kermit the Frog in a Matrix fight scene.
| Original Score: 2/4
The muppet steals what's otherwise an underwhelming show.
| Original Score: C+
All...Lucas appears to be capable of these days is producing enough fireworks in his last act to elicit hope in his audience that his next installment will be better
Millions of dollars heaped upon a project of such vast proportions need to reap more rewards than spiffy bluescreen technique and stylish weaponry.
George, hire a real director and good writers for the next installment, please.
| Original Score: C
Preposterous love story aside, Clones is really not that bad.
Here we are again: not entertained, not nearly enough, by an installment of the Star Wars epic that, for the first time, exhibits symptoms of... nerves.
I'm tempted to quote an evergreen Public Enemy song: don't believe the hype.
| Original Score: 1/5
Much-anticipated and ultimately lackluster movie.
Lucas has delivered new worlds, characters, and creatures but has left in little of the humor that sparkled throughout the original Star Wars.