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

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Reviews

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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
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.
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.
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.
December 14, 2016
Nothing is exultant, dramatic, epic, heroic, complex or just entertaining to me. The film is overwhelmingly empty, and lacks minimal grace and rhythm. [Full review in Spanish]
December 14, 2016
There's a comfort in being in the Star Wars Universe and you immediately feel a renewed affection for it upon re-entry. But a Star Wars film shouldn't rely on its Star Wars-yness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 13, 2016
A more than worthy adventure but lacks the brilliance of the original trilogy. It makes us have a good time, but not a memorable one. [Full review in Spanish]
December 16, 2016
...an attempt to squeeze one more movie out of a used MacGuffin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 15, 2016
Except for a few jocose, fan-serving moments, the movie is a dour affair, lacking the charm and chills of J.J. Abrams's spirited Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not to mention George Lucas's founding trilogy.
December 13, 2016
The Force should have been stronger with this one.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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