Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reviews

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March 13, 2020
It is trying to accomplish a lot, because it has to tie up every plotline. It has to involve every character. It has to has to take you to every planet... And so, in trying to cram in all of that, it feels very cursory and very rushed.
January 13, 2020
It started to feel like a greatest hits compilation...bringing out what everyone knows...handsomely-constructed and entertaining as it was, there was an element of pandering to what the perceived fans wanted...
December 27, 2019
The real Leia, the one we fell in love with, lives on inside us as she always has. She still inspires us, amuses us, moves us. And we can visit her anytime we want, at the touch of a play button.
December 27, 2019
A sizable amount of the narrative of The Rise of Skywalker is spent specifically undoing what happened in The Last Jedi, and the result is a film that lacks forward momentum.
December 24, 2019
I think The Rise of Skywalker is poorly directed, terribly filmed, clumsily edited, lamely scripted (a perennial problem, that one) and badly acted.
December 24, 2019
The reason why this film works (as opposed to the many editions which were overpowered by clanking machines) is because of the emotional connect it creates with us.
December 23, 2019
Abrams maintains a certain dated filming technique, reminiscent of the first trio of films, while adding modern-day computer graphics to breathlessly edited action sequences.
December 23, 2019
With storytelling, which remains serviceable but hardly inventive or singular, The Rise of Skywalker never rises to its destiny.
December 23, 2019
This movie really disappointed me.
December 22, 2019
Both Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver rise to the challenge of their roles, with the former increasingly commanding the screen while the latter exhibits vulnerabilities beneath the cracked face mask.
December 22, 2019
It doesn't do anything new or even terribly distinctive, but maybe it didn't have to. It just had to be good enough to stick the landing, and it does that.
December 21, 2019
Rise of Skywalker has a bumpy start but finds its footing and when it does, it flies - especially in the third act.
December 21, 2019
The pettiness is strong with this one.
December 20, 2019
You sense in this film, J.J. [Abrams] shrinking that world... Everything in this franchise feels like a take back.
December 20, 2019
I didn't approach this film with a checklist of do's and don'ts. I just wanted to enjoy myself, and I did, albeit with reservations. I think the assets far outweigh the liabilities and fully expectitto be a giant crowd-pleaser.
December 20, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker entertains, it elicits laughters, and it makes you feel even as you snicker at some predictably basic and occasionally nonsensical story decisions.
December 20, 2019
An accomplished end to a culturally significant saga, but let's hope we can now draw a line.
December 20, 2019
J.J. Abrams's mechanical, nonsensical Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contains so many resurrections it's a wonder Disney and Lucasfilm didn't push back the release date from Christmas to Easter.
December 20, 2019
If you disliked "The Last Jedi" (like I did), you'll like - but probably not love - "The Rise of Skywalker." If you liked "The Last Jedi," this review might not be for you.
December 20, 2019
When we meet up with brash pilot Poe, he's lightspeed-skipping his way out of trouble, and Abrams is in much the same mode, whisking you from one thing to the next before you have much time to think or feel anything in response.
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