Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:
Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist
Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
Excerpt: Crowning the end of an uninspired trilogy with a film lacking in integrity,
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: unnecessary exposition delivered with the pummeling speed of a tennis ball machine, colliding logic, lack of consequence for momentous setbacks and a sense of inevitability…makes J.J. Abrams’ capper to the original saga a disappointment.
Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
Excerpt: The plotting is messy and full of missed opportunities, but the film is still a reasonably fun experience even if it doesn’t end the trilogy as strongly as it could have.
Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits
Excerpt: After 42 years, one of the most lasting stories of our time comes to a kind of conclusion while attempting to please everyone.
Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia
Excerpt: Right to the end, The Rise of Skywalker sways between the sublime and the ridiculous, the earned and the gauche.
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: Director J.J. Abrams celebrates cinematic history by courting nostalgia and then amps up the spectacle.
Blake Howard @ Dark Horizons
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: Kudos to J.J. Abrams for doing something extraordinary: he has made me not care about Star Wars for the first time ever. I’m kind of relieved that it’s over, because it has stopped being fun.
[New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
Excerpt: A craven capitulation to modern fandom’s most toxic impulses.
Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
Excerpt: There’s so much about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that promises to be super divisive to fans—like I said, it’s a wildly mixed bag.
Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
Excerpt: The Rise of Skywalker is the internet’s reward for complaining about the ingenuity, progress and power of director Rian Johnson’s previous Star Wars entry, The Last Jedi.
Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
Excerpt: Abrams and company is sloppily pulling strings to reach their safe conclusion of sacrifice, faith, and convenience. It admittedly works regardless of whether it resonates.
Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
Excerpt: While elements certainly shine, surprisingly poor storytelling really hurts what could have been a grand finale.
Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
Excerpt: The toxic Star Wars fanboys are to blame for how trepidatious and unoriginal The Rise Of Skywalker turned out. While worth watching in theaters, there’s no confidence, no attempt in making new art.
Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Excerpt: In many peaks of scope and emotion, his movie achieves such finality. In others, overindulgence and disarray put question marks on the value or vindication of all this promised fulfillment.
Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
Excerpt: After watching Rise of Skywalker, it seems obvious that J.J. Abrams was royally pissed at Johnson’s movie. So, in the last Star Wars movie that will feature the ongoing space adventures of the Skywalkers, Abrams reversed – I think the kids call it retconning – just about everything Johnson established in Last Jedi.
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