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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Reviews

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June 5, 2016
So what else works, besides [Ewan] McGregor's performance? Darn little, even compared to The Phantom Menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
April 11, 2016
His characters, as is now his norm, are plastic puppets, even in the confectionary love scenes. Most of their dialogue is so doughy that it could be spooned into comic-strip balloons. Lucas simply has no interest in these people.
December 17, 2015
As perpetually uneven as its underwhelming predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2015
The film is touching, spectacular and surprisingly coherent. It also has something the others lacked entirely: old-fashioned charm. This time, The Force is with us.
December 14, 2015
The technical wizardry of the action scenes are ultimately more important than the story and reason enough for nonbelievers to see and enjoy the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2015
Easily the most polarizing Star Wars film -- all but 5% of the fan base loathes Phantom Menace -- Attack of the Clones remains the most underrated entry in the saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
November 16, 2015
Attack of the Clones is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's fine.
November 16, 2015
All in all, no one gets anything to do here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 16, 2015
Attack Of The Clones lacks the light heart of the "old" trilogy but this deliberate throwback to matinee movie serials is still fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 16, 2015
On points, this beats the underwhelming Episode I: more action, less politics and better gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2015
It's the sheer scale of the storytelling that makes this episode superior to its immediate predecessor, and then of course there's the look of the movie. The production design is superb, with a real sense of cinematic wonder.
November 16, 2015
Allowing for some dull moments, this movie has considerable visual style.
November 16, 2015
The latest entry in George Lucas' transgalactic saga of the moral rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the deterioration of democracy into despotism has an electric visual majesty and boasts Lucas' best direction since American Graffiti.
November 16, 2015
Attack of the Clones is the best Star Wars installment since The Empire Strikes Back, hurtling along so quickly that you hardly notice the many moments when the story fails to make sense -- even on its own fantastical terms.
November 16, 2015
Lucas' obsession with digital technology has obliterated the saga's last remnants of human purpose and turned his once mesmerizing space opera into a pure, dehumanized cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2015
In lieu of a proper climax, Attack Of The Clones ends with a tantalizing cliffhanger for the next episode, but Lucas' lumbering series is presenting fewer and fewer reasons to tune in.
November 16, 2015
Better than Phantom, but still inferior to Episodes IV, V and VI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2015
It's the last 20 minutes that save the film from too much visual information (though it is state-of-the-art awesome) and too much exposition (without the humor that made episodes IV-VI three of the best films ever made).
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 16, 2015
George Lucas puts away childish things and gets down to business with Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the movie Jedi disciples waited 16 years to see and got Episode I instead.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 16, 2015
It's frustrating to watch a movie which has been so painstakingly crafted and is so extraordinarily designed and yet in which the storytelling is so sloppy, as if lost in the prosthetic and mechanical clutter on the screen.
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