Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Reviews

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December 6, 2019
A middling expansion of the Star Wars universe with more style than heart.
September 16, 2019
Rogue One is not a terrible film-especially compared to the Star Wars prequels. But its energy and its imagination are all focused on nostalgic fan service and Easter eggs.
August 20, 2019
One of the last takes surprises by its bravery, but does not remove the sensation of having seen an adulterated imitation of the 'Return of the Jedi's' climax. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 21, 2019
This is a passable action movie and that's about it.
February 14, 2019
I know that for the next few years, at least, I'll see fewer and fewer interesting, engaging, stories, and more and more interchangeable shells surrounding interchangeable explosions.
February 6, 2019
Edwards submits a distinct, though ultimately uneven work that never quite manages to become the spectacle or ensemble piece it hopes to be.
January 8, 2019
The truth is, what Rogue One truly succeeds at is repackaging a familiar experience so expertly that it feels unique.
December 6, 2018
It may be the best suicide squad movie of 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 27, 2018
Edwards has a keen sense of awe and little regard for the humans underfoot.
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.
December 22, 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.
November 20, 2017
There are Suicide Squad-level moments of confusion, weak characters and regressive storytelling that left me downright angry.
August 15, 2017
What ought to be a raging call for rebellion sputters and coughs and then finally lapses into stupefied incoherence.
May 5, 2017
Rogue One starts wearing out its welcome at about the hour mark, and there's another 75 minutes to go; the movie, lumbering like those AT-ATs, feels like it stomps along forever.
April 3, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has gorgeous visuals, including an excellent production design and great special effects, but when it comes to the narrative, there's a lot left to be desired thanks to a screenplay that refuses to develop the characters.
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