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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Reviews

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April 17, 2016
It's fan fiction writ large, making it clearer than ever that George Lucas is "Star Wars." With his voice gone, all that's left are tinny reverberations of movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2015
For me, there's nothing to be done during Star Wars films but wait for the occasional bit of comic relief.
December 16, 2015
It exists less as a meaningful extension of its world than as a fan-service deployment device.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 16, 2015
This mediatic circus has entertained me moderately, wishing the film would be a little shorter. What can I say? Not really my cup of tea. [Full review in Spanish]
December 29, 2015
At the end The Force Awakens looks more like a nostalgic film that will work as a transition to the new Star Wars' age. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 29, 2015
The Force Awakens is as good as it is bad; fluent as it lacks in emotion; affecting like the original trilogy as much as it is disrespectful with those who seek something new. [Full review in Spanish]
March 15, 2016
It's loud and full of vim -- but a little hollow and heartless.
December 18, 2015
The rule here is being pleasant, not bold. That is, pleasant to the owners, the empire, the one that paid a ton of money for this cow and it's willing to milk it until there's nothing but dry bones. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 21, 2015
The film is basically a "greatest hits" compilation of episodes IV and V, and little else. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 16, 2015
What [Abrams has] done is to remake Star Wars: A New Hope; tweaking it for the passage of time; improving on the acting, the effects, and the dialogue; and tossing in some bits from its sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 24, 2015
...the tendency for the narrative to repeat the beats of A New Hope, though perfectly logical in a saga founded upon the constancy of the hero's journey, comes off as pandering fan-fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2015
A money grab in which wunderkind J.J. Abrams choses to go where George Lucas has gone before by basically repeating plot points, even lines, from the original trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 16, 2015
A glib facsimile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2016
As a one-off, the movie might seem like a little miracle - a fresh take on nostalgia not too different in tone from last year's delightful Turbo Kid. But stretched out... a hard crust of cynicism is apparent just beneath the sugar-dusted surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
March 14, 2018
The film's political resonances are as mutable - and as muddled - as those of its predecessors.
January 4, 2016
Despite the copious servings of tragic threats and good feelings, the production sinks under the weight of its emotional calculation.
December 19, 2015
Brandishing both a wand and a wink at audiences, and split somewhere between colossal and cartoonish. And no, I am not now nor have I ever been a Star Wars junkie. Akin to an atheist at the church podium. And likely my fate: Let the haters be with you.
January 17, 2016
[VIDEO ESSAY] This latest installment of fandom's favorite mongrel pet is a poorly paced MacGuffin-chase plot, ginned up with groan-inducing spoonful doses of pro-war imagery and its attendant rudimentary vocabulary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 16, 2015
Perhaps another director will pick up the elements that Abrams left scattered about, imbue them with some... any kind of subtext, to give us some real poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 18, 2015
Abrams nails the feeling of (re)visiting a rusted-out, slightly sarcastic fairy tale. Still, a few hours after the credits it's all evaporating and I'm struggling to recall a remotely original or inventive moment in the entire damn thing.
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