Return of the Jedi Synopsis
Jedi knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) tries to identify Darth Vader.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
'Return of the Jedi' is fun, magnificent fun. The movie is a complete entertainment, a feast for the eyes and a delight for the fancy. It's...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Best of all, a revisit with Jedi makes a viewer appreciate spectacle, presentation, mythology -- that, and the power of a bitchin' helmet...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Less original than the first "Star Wars" and less resonant than "The Empire Strikes Back," but packed with fast-paced action and downright...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A potent reminder that these characters and the actors who brought them to life will never return again. Seeing the very end of an...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Cuteness is the watchword here. The dark, eerie atmosphere that oozed from every frame of "The Empire Strikes Back" is gone. Instead, for...
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70

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Brings things to an almost cheesy conclusion. Given the gripping, dark elements that creator George Lucas introduced in the two previous...
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70

TV Guide

The dialogue is repetitive ("I won't give in to the dark side of the Force!" "You will!") and significant characters from earlier films --...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

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All the parts of Return that deal with Luke's faith in his father and his appeals for him to reject the dark side of The Force are very...
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60

Washington Post

Ultimately, Jedi even backs off some of the more tantalizing possibilities suggested by the cliffhanging scenario of "Empire." This...
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40

Film Threat

By Chris Gore
Unfortunately, the problems with Jedi cannot be fixed even with the best digital software in the galaxy: the weak story (another death star...
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One of the best films in history!

By KitFisto92
Amazing Movie. Come on its Star Wars, You know it has to be great! The last film in the saga that has (and still is) changed history for ever....

star wars that didnt live up to me!

By imaxmoviefan101
it was ok. i think it could've defnetly been better but for the most part it was ok and like i said so-so...

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Rated PG | For Sci-Fi Action Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
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