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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 17, 2015
As perpetually uneven as its underwhelming predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Evan Williams
The Australian
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.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 16, 2015
Attack of the Clones is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's fine.
Rob Lowing
Sydney Morning Herald
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
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
November 16, 2015
On points, this beats the underwhelming Episode I: more action, less politics and better gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
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.
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David Denby
New Yorker
November 16, 2015
Allowing for some dull moments, this movie has considerable visual style.
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
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.

Total Film
November 16, 2015
Better than Phantom, but still inferior to Episodes IV, V and VI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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-
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
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-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Sit back and enjoy fantastic, imaginative visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Though, lacking in plotline it makes up for in action and entertainment.
Mark R. Leeper
October 18, 2008
Lucas does not always recognize his limitations. This tends to make films of mixed quality. Still, there is always enough that is excellent to make them worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 13, 2008
Makes The Phantom Menace seem like one long clearing of the throat before Lucas could begin to tell the real story.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 7, 2007
While it lacks the quality of Empire's script and performances, Clones is the most visually enthralling of the series so far.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It is certainly better than the childish Phantom Menace and the final 45 minutes of straight action beat the editing nightmare at the end of the last film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dominic Wells
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Christensen is a winning mix of sultry and sulky as the now older Anakin, while McGregor is finally beginning to relax as the mentor who understandably refuses to treat his moody pupil like a grown-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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