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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Reviews

November 16, 2015
Despite some absolutely gorgeous animation and adjusting expectations for what Clone Wars is meant to be, the Force is not strong with this one.
October 18, 2008
It moves fast, conquers armies, kicks into hyperspace and spits out idiotic quips with unapologetic cartoon brio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
The visuals are worthy, but the big screen brings the movie's script shortcomings and pacing problems into sharper relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars comes as something of a surprise: it isn't the most painful movie of the year!
August 18, 2008
One of the more mediocre entries in the entire Star Wars catalogue.
August 15, 2008
Visually busy and visually forgettable, with a less than engaging story line, and characters who look like anime figures and move like the denizens of Geppetto's workshop, Wars will appeal only to the most tolerant, galactically minded children.
August 15, 2008
The story lacks narrative tension. The dialogue is stilted and overblown, a problem also in some of the live-action incarnations. That, combined with visuals that consistently lack punch, leaves little to engage us.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2008
Pretty much drives a stake into the heart of every loyal fan of the movies. And now he's out to stick it to those too young to know about Jar Jar Binks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2008
The movie gets more cluttered and confused as it moves along, though it's dotted with so many generic battle scenes and paint-by-numbers light-saber combat sequences that you can see how it's at least attempting to mimic the illusion of excitement.
August 15, 2008
Actually better than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2008
Talky, flashy, and focused on juvenile relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 15, 2008
The Lucas universe once held a special magic, but The Clone Wars makes that feel like a long time ago in a theater far, far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2008
The females all look like they've had work done. Who knew that to make it in the movies, even cartoon characters have to have plastic surgeons!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2008
A noisy, hectic and largely unthrilling adventure.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2008
George Lucas is turning into the enemy of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 15, 2008
The saddest attempt yet to capitalize on the success of George Lucas' original sci-fi epic.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 15, 2008
George Lucas's fixation on this saga has gone past commercial smarts into full-blown monomania. With all the money and power he has at his disposal, here he is once again fobbing the same leaden dialogue and nonvisionary visuals at us.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 15, 2008
Has it come to this? Has the magical impact of George Lucas' original vision of Star Wars been reduced to the level of Saturday morning animation?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2008
Without the grandiose narrative structure of the six live-action releases, this feels even more pointless, a mechanical attempt to milk the kids for every last dime.
August 15, 2008
The latest example of how the franchise keeps frustratingly spurning the magical simplicity of the original trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2008
Clone Wars was executive-produced by George Lucas, who may be feeling a tad sheepish about the results.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2008
Really, isn't this where the Star Wars movies were headed all along - a feature-length toy advertisement?
August 15, 2008
Ziro is the most preposterous thing to hit the 'Star Wars' universe. He's also the best reason to see this flimsy, kid-friendly videogame approximation of a once proud cinematic franchise. Still, at least it's better than 'The Phantom Menace'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2008
This one shucks off all pretense that Star Wars has a wonderfully universal appeal and instead unfolds with all the entertainment value of watching somebody else play a video game.
August 14, 2008
The best that can be said about the movie is that it's harmless and mostly charmless. The Clone Wars is to Star Wars what karaoke is to pop music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4The best that can be said about the movie is th
August 14, 2008
George, if this is the best you can do, please give us Star Wars: The Final Tie-In soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2008
The new feature-length Star Wars cartoon is so cute that I want to hug it. Tightly. Until it stops breathing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2008
If this were a true Star Wars film, right about now somebody would say, '... I've got a bad feeling about this.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2008
If you're willing to regress to the mental age of 12 for a couple of hours, it's an amusing ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2008
As Star Wars movies go, The Clone Wars is minor to the point of irrelevance, nothing more than a stylized direct-to-DVD shrug projected onto a big screen while Lucas launches two more TV series filling in prequel blanks better left empty.
August 14, 2008
This ugly, lumbering mess feels strangely like a tired Star Wars wanna-be, but made by people with the rights to the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2008
Reasonably fun if generally forgettable.
August 11, 2008
This isn't the Star Wars we've always known and at least sometimes loved.
August 8, 2008
Anakin's a real mannequin in this stiffly-executed CG feature.