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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Reviews

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January 27, 2019
This is an emotional film, engaging in some nostalgia, sure, but also breathing life into a franchise that had become muddled and stuffed to the gills with bloat and ephemera.
January 26, 2019
It has some unengaging and familiar story beats that hamper what is otherwise a great return trip to the Galaxy Far, Far, Away...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
An adequate return for the franchise.
January 16, 2019
A perfect balance of impressive action and special effects, some nice humor and several scenes that pack unexpected emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 9, 2019
It feels like an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan again. What's more, it's an exciting time to watch a new generation become Star Wars fans.
December 29, 2018
"The Force Awakens" is easily better than all the prequel films, however, I wouldn't rankit higher than anything in the original trilogy except maybe "Return of the Jedi."
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 8, 2018
A fun "remix", if you will, of what we love about Star Wars. It doubles down on what works and safely doesn't reinvent the wheel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 7, 2018
There's no reinventing of the wheel here, but an authentic, enthusiastic and well-observed continuation of the universe.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 10, 2018
Having the presence and dramatic lineage of three characters the Prequels weren't afforded the luxury of accessing (Han, Leia and Luke) adds some gravitas to proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
J.J. Abrams is the right choice to helm this sacred film franchise and present a whole new litany of continuing adventurous narratives for a new generation of 'Star Wars' personalities dipping their tenacious toes into the force of goodness
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2018
The Force Awakens isn't the best film of the year but it certainly is one of the best based purely on entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 30, 2018
It was never going to be easy. Following up the original Star Wars trilogy was a difficult task for its creator George Lucas and his prequel trilogy was met with a lot of criticism and backlash.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 29, 2018
The nostalgia factor ... is done with great poignancy, adding the emotional beats the film needed to be accepted by the old guard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2018
The Force is very strong with this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
August 29, 2018
A key moment... has all the poignancy of discovering an old toy in the attic-or in this case, in the middle of a desert-and finding not only that it still works, but it has a role in saving the universe.
August 27, 2018
It's a grand adventure that illustrates how some things might stay the same, but other things can always, always change for the better.
August 27, 2018
The same vague, mystical wonder - accompanied by the twittering flutes of John Williams - fills the screen that ran imaginations wild in the '70s.
August 24, 2018
There's everything you want in a Star Wars film here and fans of the original will not be disappointed.
August 22, 2018
J.J. Abrams has succeeded where George Lucas failed: He has remembered what made Star Wars good in the first place.
August 22, 2018
Incorporating old and new concepts and characters together blends wonderfully. The style feels like George Lucas' golden touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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