Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A pop masterpiece.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The final episode of George Lucas' cinematic epic "Star Wars" ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, "Rewind!" Yes, rewind through more than 13 hours of bravery, treachery, new worlds, odd creatures and human frailty.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The real deal, an often awkward but nonetheless terrifically compelling high-stakes human drama.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Even for non-fans, Revenge of the Sith is engrossing, and fans of the series will likely be over the moon -- and into another galaxy -- with this film.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The one figure in Revenge of the Sith who taps the true spirit of Star Wars is Ewan McGregor: With his beautiful light, clipped delivery, he plays Alec Guinness' playfulness, making Obi-Wan a marvel of benevolent moxie.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
And still the dialogue is astonishingly feeble, the acting unforgivably wooden. To paraphrase Yoda, the only creature with ­truly human dimensions ever since Harrison Ford's cowboy-mechanic Han Solo departed the galaxy: Bored I am.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The scenery, effects and balletic, iconic combats are perfectly wonderful, but there's an emotional black hole where the hero should be.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For the casual viewer who feels like maybe all the Sith hoopla is worth checking out, well, it's like tuning in to the season finale of "24" without having watched a minute of its lead-up episodes.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie drags.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Until the last half-hour, when Lucas actually does establish a emotional connection between the landmark he created in 1977 and the prequel investment portfolio he laid out in 1999, the movie is one spectacularly designed letdown after another.
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68 out of 100
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