Here’s what critics are saying about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The review embargo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been lifted and the critical response is about on par with The Force Awakens‘. With a current score of 94% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, here’s what just a few outlets are saying.

“Everything a fan could want from a Star Wars film and then some.”

Chicago Tribune:

“This is the longest movie in the franchise. It just doesn’t feel that way. I haven’t been this into a Star Wars picture since the Empire struck back in The Empire Strikes Back.”

New York Post:

“While there are elements nodding to The Empire Strikes Back, The Last Jedi is no copycat. In its most daring moments, it even tweaks a few series tropes, updating them with a decidedly populist kick.”

Washington Post:

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“When the feelings come in The Last Jedi, and they do come, they’re deep and they’re real. Go ahead and try to watch the penultimate scene without crying, or pretending not to. And may the Force be with you.”

Entertainment Weekly:

“That said, I’d stop short of calling director Rian Johnson’s undeniably impressive initiation into the Star Wars fold the masterpiece that some desperately want it to be. The film simply drags too much in the middle.”

USA Today:

“A stellar entry that owes much to George Lucas’ original films while finding a signature vibe of its own and unleashing a few welcome twists.”

Find out if Star Wars: The Last Jedi lives up to the hype when it hits theaters on December 15.


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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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