Solo: A Star Wars Story Reviews

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August 28, 2018
What's onscreen simply isn't magical enough. It might please die-hard fans to know how Han got the last name or how he made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs...But I think even they might be disappointed.
August 28, 2018
Alden Ehrenreich is a very snappy bit of casting.
August 27, 2018
A scruffy nerf herder in a "galaxy far, far, away..." Solo: A Star Wars Story, a movie that has no reason to exist, is a fun lovable escapade that gives us a new introduction to the most famous non-Skywalker in the galaxy.
August 24, 2018
How did we get an origin story where Han Solo is not only NOT the most interesting character in the movie, he's honestly maybe sixth or seventh?
June 5, 2018
Luckily, just as tempers were starting to flare, Solo: A Star Wars Story has arrived to save the day.
May 29, 2018
Franchise fatigue is real and it's acutely felt in a galaxy far, far away.
May 27, 2018
The tropes and twists of shamelessly recycled clichés are presented throughout with an absurd earnestness.
May 26, 2018
Even at a stretched two hours, the whole thing feels like an aside - a small, low-stakes story stripped of the mythos and epic scale that make the new crop of Star Wars films land.
May 26, 2018
If you're going to make a film that is essentially a narrative colouring-in exercise, you might as well make it zippy and fun - and that's precisely what director Ron Howard delivers.
May 25, 2018
This is a solid addition to the Star Wars series, with enough action to keep younger viewers in their seats. It doesn't add a lot to the story, but neither does it diminish it.
May 25, 2018
Nothing in Solo can compete with a single scene in The Force Awakens. But what this film does have is cape-clad pilot Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and his pal, uppity droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
May 25, 2018
Of all the Star Wars-themed movies, this one is the closest to a Saturday afternoon serial/western. Don't expect more than that.
May 25, 2018
Young Han can only watch helplessly as the gravity of the Star Wars children's crusade overwhelms him and the wondrous fun run gives way to a joyless slog that actually undermines the heroism of A New Hope even as it seeks to foreshadow it.
May 25, 2018
Solo can't decide how many elements of the primary Star Wars narrative it wants to include, which translates into an uneasy mix of fan service and original thought.
May 25, 2018
Whenever "Star Wars" tries to develop one of the franchise's key characters, it whiffs. "Solo" is no exception, a disappointment on par with "The Last Jedi" and the prequels.
May 25, 2018
Solo is at its best when it's uncoupled from all that heavy lifting, just crammed in a cockpit with its likeable cast and shooting for the stars.
May 24, 2018
If you're going to introduce a prequel to the Star Wars saga in a different way than anyone has tried before, you'd better deliver the goods. Solo does exactly that. I think the magic key can be summed up in one word: casting.
May 24, 2018
It doesn't feel like a cohesive piece, so while it's at times charming, and does get off the ground in the last act, the getting there is extremely bumpy.
May 24, 2018
Tons of people are going to be entertained by this movie, but it didn't really justify its existence beyond making money.
May 24, 2018
A dizzyingly effervescent spectacle that reminded me precisely why I fell in love with Star Wars as a child.
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