Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
The old Star Wars gang are back doing what they've done before, but this time with a certain evident boredom.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
Jedi couldn't end the Star Wars trilogy on a happier note!
Gary Arnold - Washington Post
Jedi may not be George Lucas's crown jewel, but his trilogy as a whole is as good as film fantasy gets.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The film is a huge, rousing finale that resolves all plot twists, settles all accounts, reunites old friends and sweeps to a climax that all but blows the theater apart!
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
Mark Hamill is particularly good in this film.
Gene Siskel - Chicago Tribune
With its feints at horror and pathos, the third Star Wars film is the most Disney-esque in its emotional outline, yet that outline is buried beneath an obnoxiously hyped-up pace that reduces the emotions to rubble.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Susan Stark - Detroit News
James Harwood - Variety
Reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.
Variety Staff - Variety
Let's not pretend we're watching art!
Rex Reed - New York Post
A mediocre Star Wars is better than no Star Wars at all.
Sean Means - Film.com
The acting in Return of the Jedi is stronger than in the previous films.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
It is not as exciting as Star Wars itself, which had the advantage of novelty. But it is better and more satisfying than The Empire Strikes Back...
Dean Essner - TIME Magazine
This installment is deemed by some fans to be the best of the first Star Wars trilogy in technical accomplishment and narrative involvment, but other critics disagree.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
A fragilidade de Marquand como diretor e a crescente infantilizacao da narrativa sao facilmente constataveis, mas ainda assim o filme consegue fechar satisfatoriamente a trilogia original.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Return is such a dud that no amount of [Special Edition] reworking could have saved it.
Steve Biodrowski - ESplatter
The finale to the saga's first chapter wobbles from time to time and the mythology grows a little woolly, but that spectacular conclusion is hard to resist.
Dean Essner - Film4
The space battles are well-staged and various loose narrative threads are pulled together neatly.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
The third Star Wars film, and the sixth in the series, begins with a bang as our heroes try to wrap up the threads left hanging at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
In scope and ambition, Jediresembles nothing so much as the next level of a computer game, with a new environment, new gadgets and new creatures.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
The problems with Jedi cannot be fixed even with the best digital software in the galaxy: the weak story, the bad performances, the burp jokes, and Luke's bizarre-looking hair mop.
Chris Gore - Film Threat
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
Return of the Jedi est en bout de ligne juste assez satisfaisant [...] pour que cette trilogie se boucle comme etant marquante.
Louis-Jerome Cloutier - Panorama
Among the cinema's most iconic villains the Wicked Witch of the West; Hannibal Lecter; Nosferatu
Vader's story arc stands strikingly alone in its climax.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
...Lucas's first serious decline into juvenilia for the Star Wars saga.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
Scores with its imaginative sweep, colorful characters, and ambitious mythology
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
The beginning of George's tilt towards the dark side.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
The weakest of the original trilogy, but far easier to watch than Episode I or II
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
Falls short of the high standards set by the opening chapters.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
Even a lesser Star Wars movie has a lot to offer visually.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Though it looks almost too polished, a handful of eye-smacking action scenes were breakthroughs in precomputer cinematic graphics. And when the film moves, it does so with blazing energy and awesome noise.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
la esencia esta en los duelos asociados a la filosofia Jedi y la esperanza en que el bien terminaria venciendo...
Alex Ramirez - Cinenganos
The episodic plot and abundant spectacle do not drown out the human interest.
Nick Cramp - BBC
the least of the three, but it is still a magnificent experience in its own right
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Quite entertaining to say the least, and while the Ewoks were pretty childish, I did still enjoy their goofy presence, and Leia in a skimpy belly-dancer's outfit was just, well....inspirational!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The script descends into soap-opera melodrama.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
A terrific wrapup to a terrific series!
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
One dynamo of a climax!
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A film-making which still out-classes most of the attempts at chase scenes you'll see in contemporary films!
Scott Renshaw - Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
Jedi is downright repetitive!
David Ansen - Newsweek
Has twice as many visual effects than the original first film.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
A good piece of cinema. It is far from perfection, and far from the heights reached by its two predecessors, but it still can entertain the audience -- not just the children who would enjoy Ewoks.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
The film reaches a density of emotion in its last 20 minutes that only a few other movies can approach.
Stephen Hunter - Baltimore Sun
[Hamill] gives what is immediately recognizable as the most irritating lead performance in a blockbuster film in recent memory.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Chewbacca doesn't have enough dialogue.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
People ask me what they should go see in the theaters right now, and I always point them to the Star Wars trilogy.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Despite George Lucas's 'improvements,' Jedi is still a better ride than last year's Event Movies Twister or Independence Day.
Christopher Brandon - TNT's Rough Cut
Darth Vader is one of the most magnificent villains in movie history.
Bob Stephens - San Francisco Examiner
The most disappointing of the original three episodes but still charming and thrilling.
Christopher Hemblade - Empire Magazine
Return of the Jedi wraps up the Star Wars trilogy with a bang by delivering everything audiences expect and more.
Jimmy Summers - Boxoffice Magazine
The force isn't entirely with the re-release of this computer- altered, warm-and-fuzzy Star Wars sequel.
Dean Essner - E! Online
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Slower, longer and less powerful than Episodes IV and V, Return of the Jedi closes this extraordinary trilogy more with a whimper than a bang,
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Jedi still has its grand moments.
Roger Moore - Winston-Salem Journal
The magic is still there, the effects crisp and spectacular.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Every scene meets the movie's generally high standard!
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor