Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Reviews

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April 26, 2018
"Return of the Jedi," the final act of George Lucas' first "Star Wars" trilogy, is the best one yet.
December 15, 2015
It's everything it ought to be -- glorious, exhilarating, exciting, absorbing, technically wondrous. But there also is something bittersweet in the knowledge that, with Jedi, we are bidding a fond farewell to all of the characters we got to know so well.
December 14, 2015
The characters and dialogue get lost somewhere between the bug-eyed monsters and the exploding spaceships, but it is all so much fun it probably really does not matter a whole lot.
December 14, 2015
With this last of the central Star Wars cycle, there is the sense of the closing of a circle, of leaving behind real friends. It is accomplished with a weight and a new maturity that seem entirely fitting, yet the movie has lost none of its sense of fun.
November 16, 2015
Lucas has once again recycled the B movies of his youth: jungle movies, gangster movies, pirate movies, you name it. He culls bits from them that still have oomph and mounts them with a Sesame-Street zap.
November 5, 2015
Highly entertaining.
November 5, 2015
Though the 1983 film's effects seem almost quaint by today's awesome standards, Jedi has something the newer movies don't: characters we care about, not to mention a plot that involves both them and us.
October 3, 2015
Unfortunately, it conveys the sense that the machinery has already started to wear down, and the inventiveness to wear thin.
April 30, 2015
The trilogy is superior entertainment that, have assimilated its sources, has itself become the real thing, making movie history.
November 25, 2013
The appeal, perhaps, will be strongest to the young.
February 23, 2012
Though slow to pick up the pace and saddled with an anticlimatic sequence at the finish, Jedi is nonetheless reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.
September 7, 2011
With every Jedi disappointment comes a new appreciation: for the genius of John Williams' music; for all that father-son stuff that once felt so mushy and now, with maturity, feels elemental; for Han's ironic-hero stance.
October 18, 2008
August 13, 2008
It is not as exciting as Star Wars itself, which had the advantage of novelty. But it is better and more satisfying than The Empire Strikes Back...
June 6, 2007
With its feints at horror and pathos, the third Star Wars film is the most Disney-esque in its emotional outline, yet that outline is buried beneath an obnoxiously hyped-up pace that reduces the emotions to rubble.
February 9, 2006
In scope and ambition, Jediresembles nothing so much as the next level of a computer game, with a new environment, new gadgets and new creatures.
June 18, 2002
Though it looks almost too polished, a handful of eye-smacking action scenes were breakthroughs in precomputer cinematic graphics. And when the film moves, it does so with blazing energy and awesome noise.
August 1, 2001
The episodic plot and abundant spectacle do not drown out the human interest.
January 1, 2000
Jedi couldn't end the Star Wars trilogy on a happier note.
January 1, 2000
The film is a huge, rousing finale that resolves all plot twists, settles all accounts, reunites old friends and sweeps to a climax that all but blows the theater apart.
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