75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An open- and-shut case, but that doesn't mean it can't also be an entertaining one.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods - and beyond - were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Nonetheless, if you're a Force completist, this is as crucial as a bootleg of 1978's "Star Wars Holiday Special." Which, by the way, was awesome.
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60

The New York Times

By Mike Hale
Frenetic, paper-thin but entertaining documentary.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Mark Keizer
Viewers will find its emotional arc obvious and familiar, although the summoning of those emotions is where the movie derives its power.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Once this cultural exploration devolves into just a forum for grating geek griping and Jar-Jar Binks hatred, however, you'll wish you could escape to a galaxy far, far away.
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40

Village Voice

It's an exhausting airing of nerd grievances, the monolithic arguments leavened only slightly by counterpoints seemingly inserted for comic relief.
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55 out of 100
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