Here we are again: not entertained, not nearly enough, by an installment of the Star Wars epic that, for the first time, exhibits symptoms of... nerves.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
I'm tempted to quote an evergreen Public Enemy song: don't believe the hype.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Other than McGregor, who continues to cut a dashing figure as the sagacious Jedi, the movie is plagued by bad acting.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
At the end, when the now computerized Yoda finally reveals his martial artistry, the film ascends to a kinetic life so teeming that even cranky adults may rediscover the quivering kid inside.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Lucas has delivered new worlds, characters, and creatures but has left in little of the humor that sparkled throughout the original Star Wars.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Mark R. Leeper - Dog Pile
Scott Feschuk - National Post
It's all about Anakin ... and the lustrous polished visuals rich in color and creativity and, of course, special effect.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Nothing more than a decent action flick with great effects and a silly story that happens to be blessed by a very good pedigree.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
...as the story congeals you feel the pieces of the Star Wars saga falling into place in a way that makes your spine tingle with revelation and excitement.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
An action-packed, fun-filled adventure.
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com
Its screenplay serves as auto-critique, and its clumsiness as its own most damning censure.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Thanks to all the bang-bang, this tale rollicks.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Impeccable visuals, intriguing characters, awesome action sequences, a surprising romance and a generally more "adult" feel..
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Here's the good news: the latest toy from George Lucas's soulless Star Wars factory is better than The Phantom Menace. Now the bad: it's not much better.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
George Lucas returns as a visionary with a tale full of nuance and character dimension.
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
Move over Spidey, George Lucas is bringing out a sci-fi movie with a little more gravitas to knock you off your perch.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
While the film is clearly a step up from Menace, it still has its weak points.
Alex Keen - Trades