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6.3
/10
1,972 Ratings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Directed by Gareth Edwards
United States, 2016
Sci-Fi, Action

Synopsis

A rogue band of Rebel soldiers come together to steal the Death Star plans.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by Gareth Edwards

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Make Up/Hair

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 | Nominee: Technical Achievement of the Year

Hugo Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Here, we just meet people all the time, whenever the committee in charge of the film feel like it, so it’s a jumble. And though the threads do intertwine more tightly to bring us to a climax on one planet, it still results in one of those horrible intercutty all-at-once climaxes that became a problem around RETURN OF THE JEDI.
January 23, 2017
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The modest but real charm of The Force Awakens lay in the expressions of surprise and delight between the actors (John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, especially)—the same rascally attitude conjured up long ago/far away by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Rogue One is wholly po-faced and comes off as a slog, right up to that CGI-drenched would-be grace note that ironically only serves to remind us of the humanity absent from this act of brand extension.
January 16, 2017
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Much more aggravating than the fan service being offered here is how this emphatic franchise-building feeds into a nostalgia that is directly at odds with the film’s refreshing political energy… even through all the techno-hubris and nostalgiaphilia, the backward-glancing Rogue One somehow makes important steps forward, as its anti-fascist payload thankfully manages to come through loud and clear.
December 26, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Easily the best Star Wars movie since Jedi, because it both expands its source thoughtfully (unlike VII) and is well directed (unlike I-III). The fact that it's an unnecessary spin-off actually gives it certain freedoms; it's refreshing to not know who'll survive, and surprising to care. Top virtue: the darkness and moral ambiguity, the vibe of paranoia, oppression, and ruthless survival in a police state.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    [IMAX Digital 3D] Passes: Bechdel (1), Mako Mori (2) and the Apu (3) test!(Rare much?) Hints of Lubezki cinematography (Gravity?). Nuanced performances. Female protagonists. Realistic endings. Stoic suicides. Bomb ripples. Videogames & movies joined for life. Cushing's face. Waves of war and debris. A bed-ridden Death Star: "There is no Death Star"Stardust. Galactic love. Hideouts. First Star Wars movie I actually ↓↓

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    It is not bad at all but I can't help the feeling that in this day and age and at this point in this franchise I feel cheated by directors setting this huge amount of coincidences, conveniences, stupid deaths and a whole bunch of clichés on to the spectator. It drains all the emotional resonance of the story (to me at least). Having said that, the ending was beautifully done and the cast was unbelievably great.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Glorified fan-fiction. A brazen repackaging of scenes, characters & events recycled from previous movies & a rejection of originality in favour of complete & total reverence to the brand. The few attempts to cast off the influence of Lucas merely offer a calculated effort to appeal to the populist demographic of The Hunger Games series; where wholesome underdogs are made to fight against an evil authoritarian regime.

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    A cinematic brick in the face with over two hours of running around to nowhere in particular apart from a frequently incoherent jumble of battle scenes. The joyless references to other money making films are dropped with calculated precision and only remind one of the relative panache of the 1977 original which at least paused occasionally to catch air.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Undeniably neato, occasionally exasperating, curiously pointed--I was reminded of Battlestar Galactica's barely veiled commentaries on American misadventures in Iraq and their blowback--without being entirely coherent. Dubiously, and already notoriously, uncannily valleyed. The stormtroopers find their aim (we know it doesn't last) and Vader's tour de le côté sombre is a rousing reminder of evil's allure. Neat, no?

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    a big fat atonal mess with poorly developed characters and muddled thematics.The entire film reeks of post-production woes and battles, reshoots, reedits, and by committee filmmaking. It is a glorified commercial for the brand of star wars and it doesn't work as a stand-alone film not at all. If this wasn't star wars, pretty much no one would like it and people need to stop worshipping it like a religion.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    If "The Force Awakens" was the cinematic equivalent of 'comfort food' - familiar and filling but, in the end, a meal we've been served before - then Gareth Edward's "Rogue One" acts as the franchise's answer to "Casino Royale." As gritty and intense as a boots-on-the-ground war movie, the film's boldest innovation might be its depiction of the Rebellion as an organization willing to dirty its hands for the cause.

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