Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Reviews

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January 8, 2019
The truth is, what Rogue One truly succeeds at is repackaging a familiar experience so expertly that it feels unique.
November 3, 2018
The nadir of this film's cynical, marketed traipse through the iconography of its franchise is in the preposterously pantomime mythologisation of Darth Vader.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 22, 2018
There is zero depth here. You keep hoping for a transgressive moment that will make the cringe-inducing dialogue and gratuitous fan service worthwhile, but it never comes.
January 30, 2018
When the film slows down enough for the dialogue to sink in, we realize that the story, such as it is, has been cobbled together from all previousStar Wars films combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2018
It may be the best suicide squad movie of 2016.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 15, 2017
What ought to be a raging call for rebellion sputters and coughs and then finally lapses into stupefied incoherence.
November 19, 2017
There are Suicide Squad-level moments of confusion, weak characters and regressive storytelling that left me downright angry.
December 28, 2016
Apart from Ben Mendelsohn's weaselly Orson Krennic [and perhaps Donnie Yen]... the faces are unmemorable and the characters unexceptional, their meaningful glances unearned.
November 11, 2018
As a piece of fan fiction, Rogue One neatly ties into the original movie in an impressive way. But as a piece of cinema, it is entirely inconsequential and no amount of impressive special effects can hide the fact that it is soul crushingly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 16, 2016
These disparate elements do not come together to make a cohesive whole. At times, Rogue One feels like a rehash of previous Star Wars films, only with newer faces.
December 13, 2016
It's too grimy and relentlessly bleak to be any fun, and lacks the substance and drama to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 13, 2016
It is a brave attempt at making a new kind of Star Wars movie but seems all too eager to express its fealty to the source material without thinking up any ideas of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2016
Rogue One isn't taking any chances: It's desperate to ensure a seamless transition with Episode IV, as if this constitutes a meaningful end in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2016
A routine CGI extravaganza primarily interested in creating a Pavlovian response every time someone or something familiar appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2017
... the directing is heavy-handed and uninspired, the plot with its many turns - lots of action that includes more fight scenes than the saga's other movies - develops predictably, even if it's not always easy to follow.
August 27, 2018
Edwards has a keen sense of awe and little regard for the humans underfoot.
January 1, 2017
A thrifty footnote in the Star Wars saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 13, 2016
Rogue One is less the fetish object that The Force Awakens is because it at least has the ambitions to create its own character dynamics and plot routes rather than coast on existing ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 29, 2018
When the action pivots on the exciting plot point of data transfer rates ... this mundane crisis doesn't seem elevated to a planetary level of urgency.
October 30, 2018
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the worst theatrically released Star Wars yet. I know that many will lambast the work that George Lucas did in this prequel trilogy, but I have a soft spot for his vision with those films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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