Rogue One: A Star Wars Story receives overall positive reviews

The reviews for of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which comes out this Friday December 16th (early release Thursday night) came out today, and overall they are positive.  According to, the move received an average rating of 84%, and this is considered a “Fresh” rating based on their scale.  This is down from Star Wars: Episode VII which received a 92% rating, but much higher than Star Wars: Episode I for example which received a 55% “Rotten” rating; the lowest of the Saga movies.

Out of the 141 reviews, 118 are “Fresh” or positive, while 23 are “Rotten” or negative.  Here is what some critics had to say about the movie:

Some “Fresh” reviews:

This spin-off/prequel has the same primitive, lived-in, emotional, loopy, let’s-put-on-a-show spirit that made us fall in love with the original trilogy.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. 

“Rogue One” is definitive proof: “Star Wars” is back, baby.”– Sara Stewart, New York Post

A hugely enjoyable film, and an impressive sign of things to come. This is the perfect film for a Star Wars fan”. -Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys

“Coming from someone who is not really a Star Wars freak, I have to say I was impressed. This could be the best one yet.”-Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily


Some “Rotten” 

“Star Wars movies have been dazzling, infuriating, heartbreaking, silly, witty, convoluted, gripping and overblown. But until Rogue One: A Star Wars story, I don’t think ‘dull’ was the most appropriate adjective.” Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer 

“It’s a downer. It’s morally tangled. The characters are as depressed as the scenario, and Michael Giacchino’s music can’t make it better.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Regardless of what the critics and reviews say, it’s a safe bet that millions of Star Wars fans will go out and see Rogue One in theaters.


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