Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reviews

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July 27, 2018
"Star Wars" is not "Breaking Bad," and the same narrative tricks that worked for the latter feel jarringly out of place in the former.
December 26, 2017
What's most interesting to me about The Last Jedi is Luke's return as the mentor rather than the student, grappling with his failure in this new role, and later aspiring to be the wise and patient teacher.
December 16, 2017
While The Last Jedi may not receive top marks for originality, the eighth official entry in the Star Wars saga is still one of the most entertaining blockbusters of the year...
December 15, 2017
Fanatics will love it; for the rest of us, it's a tolerably good time.
December 15, 2017
The devoted will no doubt be delighted; for the rest, a resigned acceptance may be the safest path to enjoyment.
December 14, 2017
In a world bursting with flashy popcorn movies, there's still nothing quite like a "Star Wars" flick.
December 14, 2017
The Last Jedi probably does the best job of any Star Wars film of capturing the allure of the Dark Side and the spiritual turmoil that would lead to-and also result from-its embrace.
Top Critic
December 14, 2017
Nothing in "The Last Jedi" is allowed to be mundane, including the places the filmmakers take the story.
December 14, 2017
Rian Johnson, writer and director of this film, took my Star Wars reveries and served them back to me with vast improvements.
December 14, 2017
Rian Johnson's middle chapter in the current Star Wars trilogy is the epic you've been looking for. Capped by Mark Hamill in the performance of his career, it points the way ahead to a next generation of skywalkers - and, thrillingly, to a new hope.
December 13, 2017
There's a sense that Johnson is giving busy-work to certain characters while others are catching up. The Last Jedi is a great 105-minute movie stretched too thin.
December 12, 2017
[Rian Johnson] achieves what no one else has since The Empire Strikes Back: a fusion of junkyard genre parts and passion.
December 12, 2017
[Director Rian Johnson's] movie has a sense of humor about itself and a sense of joy, but its emotional generosity, even in the midst of all the extravagant green-screen work, is its best special effect.
December 12, 2017
You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to love this addition to the canon (heck, it works even if you haven't seen any of the other movies).
December 12, 2017
In short, it feels like a new hope.
December 12, 2017
As indebted to the previous installments and "Star Wars" canon as it is to classic Westerns, sword-and-sandal epics and martial arts films.... it's the blend of reverence for its roots and embrace of the new that makes "The Last Jedi" a triumph.
December 12, 2017
The movie comes off as a work that's ironed out, flattened down, appallingly purified.
December 12, 2017
Rian Johnson clearly remembers something that Lucas' most fervent followers sometimes forget: These are movies for the young, or at least the young at heart.
December 12, 2017
The Last Jedi boasts many very good performances, ones that enrich the characters and which salute writer/director Johnson's ability to find the humanity within technology, something he proved early on with his artful time-travel thriller Looper.
December 12, 2017
"The Last Jedi" may not possess its immediate predecessors' pleasant shock of the new, nor is it a stylistic detour from what's expected. But it makes up for this with wit, spirit and one wicked saber smackdown.
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