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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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J.J. Abrams

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About the Movie

Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It's up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 371
  • Fresh: 343
  • Rotten: 28
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Dec 17, 2015

Fresh: All you really want to know is whether it's good, right? Well, in fact, it is better than it had to be. – Bob Mondello, NPR, Dec 16, 2015

Fresh: The new movie, as an act of pure storytelling, streams by with fluency and zip. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Dec 21, 2015

Fresh: This is more than just a nostalgia trip: Star Wars is back and it feels beautiful. – James Mottram, South China Morning Post, Apr 6, 2016

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Customer Reviews

An experience I hadn't had in over 35 years

I was there... An awestruck seven year old boy standing in an around the block line to see Star Wars when it first came out in 1977. I saved pennies to buy packs of trading cards, walked my Chewie action figure over the orange shag carpet and ugly green plaid polyester sofas of the time, and screamed with delight when I got an original Kennar X-Wing fighter as a present.

I just saw Force Awakens has a fortysomething world weary adult. Never did I imagine I could time travel over 35 years back to relive what it felt like to the first time I saw SW. This is everything SW was, should be, could be, must be to honor the original.

My Truth

So many people will tell you this is a 5 star movie - it isn't! Let's be honest and tell the truth. All of Star Wars fans have been waiting FAR TOO LONG for something like the original "Star Wars" movie (from the 70's - which was epic); however this one isn't it. The problem with this movie is the same problem with so many other movies these days - it lacks originality and it was too predictable. I could go over each item I felt was stolen from the Star Wars saga one by one; re-packaged and re-sold; however I believe all Star Wars fans MUST see this movie and make their own decision. I feel like I was dyeing of thirst and someone gave me dirty water. I was glad to drink it but after the excitement of finally getting something to drink I was left feeling disappointed.

The Best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back

I am completely blown away at how incredible this movie was. Not only was it a major improvement over the prequels, but it also provided one of the most captivating and emotional stories of any Star Wars film to date. The performances from all of the actors were pure perfection. Daisy Ridley shined throughout the entire film with her portrayal of the new character, Rey. John Boyega showed an amazing amount of talent and charisma as Finn. Oscar Isaac was pure high-octane awesomeness as Poe Dameron. Meanwhile, Adam Driver was pure menace, terror, and rage as the dark Kylo Ren, who is easily the best villain of the series, after Vader. The returning cast members were all amazing as always. Furthermore, the story was one of my absolute favorites, since the original trilogy. J.J. Abrams has created a cinematic achievement that is both a work of art and a landmark of cinema storytelling and creativity. Not to mention, this film had some of the best humor that I had ever seen! I was laughing, crying, shaking, and gripping the edge of my seat, during the entire movie, and I wish it never ended. This is how a Star Wars film should always be, and I cannot wait to see how Episode VIII and Episode IX of this immortal saga unfold!