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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D


Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 253
Fresh: 202
Rotten: 51

Critics Consensus: This sixth and final installment of George Lucas' epic space opera will please die-hard fanatics and non-believers alike -- largely due to awesome digital effects and the sheer power of the mythology.

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 49
Fresh: 32
Rotten: 17

Critics Consensus: This sixth and final installment of George Lucas' epic space opera will please die-hard fanatics and non-believers alike -- largely due to awesome digital effects and the sheer power of the mythology.


Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 33,666,614


Movie Info

George Lucas draws the Star Wars film series to a close with this dark sci-fi adventure which sets the stage for the events of the first film and brings the saga full circle. After a fierce battle in which Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin (Hayden Christensen) join Republic forces to help free Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from the evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) and his minions, Anakin is drawn into Palpatine's confidence. Palpatine has designs on expanding his rule, and with this in … More

PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and some intense images)
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
George Lucas
In Theaters:
Nov 1, 2005
Box Office:
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D

All Critics (253) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (202) | Rotten (51) | DVD (34)

A grave and vigorous popular entertainment, a picture that regains and sustains the filmic Force [Lucas] dreamed up a long time ago, in a movie industry that seems far, far away.

Full Review… | August 13, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Lucas is a brilliant technician but a poor philosopher, and his lurchingly thought-out rendering of futuristic politics prevents the entire series from achieving the greatness to which it aspires.

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

.. even though Revenge is a better experience than Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones, it doesn't add anything that satisfying or compelling to the big picture.

Full Review… | December 31, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

McGregor, Portman, and Christensen have all been brilliant elsewhere but the bonds between their characters are all in the dialogue, never between the lines. (And the less said about the lines themselves, the better.)

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Although the stiff theatrics are part of the design, they're no longer excusable.

Full Review… | July 7, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Not far into the first third of the movie, I didn't think I was going to make it all the way through the percussive nonstop action.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

The bar has been set so low in mainstream Hollywood movies that it's not even worth seriously analyzing this stuff

Full Review… | September 3, 2010
Cinema Writer

As the finale approached, I just didn't want to leave my seat, because that meant it's all over... supposedly.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Lucas slips up on a few fronts en route, but doesn't disappoint when it counts.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Of course, being best Star Wars film since Empire Strikes Back isn't saying much, when you consider what came between...

Full Review… | August 20, 2008

This one had the most potential, and in that way it is the most disappointing.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Big Picture Big Sound

A fitting capstone on a collection of screen classics for the ages!

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

The only one of the trilogy that actually works as both a good Summer movie and a solid sci-fi movie in its own right.

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
Dark Horizons

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

The best-looking Star Wars episode of all, if not the most exciting, most imaginative or most affecting.

Full Review… | September 28, 2006
Sight and Sound

Rich in cityscapes and costumes.

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Classic Film and Television

For me, Sith succeeds in providing a satisfying ending to the films while also closing a chapter of my own life.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

It did what I thought was impossible after the previous two films: it made me a Star Wars fan again.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

A great Star Wars film and, dare I say, a great film onto itself.

Full Review… | November 4, 2005
Mark Reviews Movies

a visually delicious film filled with ostensibly crowd pleasing (read boring) lightsaber battles...

Full Review… | October 7, 2005

As blockbusters go, Revenge of the Sith has some good throwaway entertainment, but there have been better blockbusters with better throwaway entertainment.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005

The best thing about Episode III? Jar Jar Binks is barely in it.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005

Audience Reviews for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D


A surprisingly dark and emotional end to the prequel trilogy. To watch the characters and their situation degrade into despair is both horrifying and fascinating. The film does an excellent job in tying the entire saga together. It is a heart-breaking soap opera as much as it is a heart-pounding descent into chaos. In this sense it is a memorable, haunting, and brilliant film.


I feel that after being worn out from the previous two installments, "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" is kind of a breathe of fresh air to all the fans and new-comers alike. It may still have horrible dialogue, especially in the romance portion of the film, but the visuals and the story far surpass anything and everything the previous two had to offer. George Lucas doesn't shove schlocky things down your throat this time around, in fact, he rather pays homage to the original film in many more ways than one. Through replicating visuals and referencing old dialogue, this film is much more enjoyable than the rest of this trilogy. It's not a great movie, but the last 30 minutes is great! I'm in a weird position to say that I liked this film, because I really did, but there are still annoying things throughout the film. Overall, it's a nice wrap-up that I have no problem watching!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

five stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

The first movie of the newer trilogy to live up to the magic and legacy of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and the best movie since the phenomenon started in 1977. The mythology and power of the story in this one is the greatest of them all. The emotional weight of the characters and the Shakespearean tragedies that unfold contribute to George Lucas' best storytelling to date. Add in some of the best special effects you'll ever see and some of the best action blockbusters can provide, and you get a masterclass in film-making vision and execution. The occasional clunky dialogue not withstanding (clearly the one deficiency most prevalent by Lucas), there's little diehards and casual fans won't love. The acting is the best of the series and all of the little nods and throwbacks to the original trilogy make for a seamless transition to Episode IV. You'll want to pop it in the player as soon as this is over. I slightly prefer Episode IV just because we get none of this without it and it just has that little something special that is hard for me to explain, but this is a very close second.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D Quotes

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
I'm not the jedi I should be.
– Submitted by Guilherme N (49 days ago)
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
This is where the fun begins.
– Submitted by Joey B (3 months ago)
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
I hate you!
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.
– Submitted by Andrew H (12 months ago)
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
It's over Anakin! I have the high ground.
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
You underestimate my power!
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Don't try it.
– Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
No, the Jedi are evil!
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
But then you are lost!
– Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)
Obi-Wan Kenobi:
I have failed you Anakin. I have failed you.
– Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)

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