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Zach Closs's rating of the film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Darth Vader’s redemption – and the climactic emotional confrontations in the darkness of the throne room that precede it – play on emotions built up across the entire saga, and powerfully so. Forever my favorite film in the series. It reminds us that at the core of a story populated with fascinating creatures, far-off worlds and ground-breaking special effects is a human story about one man's love for his son.