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3,174 Ratings

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Directed by J.J. Abrams
United States, 2015
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action


Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Directed by J.J. Abrams

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | 5 nominations including: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

American Film Institute Awards

2016 | Winner: Movie of the Year

Kinema Junpo Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film (Readers' Choice Award)

Hugo Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Like J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek reboots, his new Star Wars seems crowdsourced and easy to forget, an app you just closed. Kylo Ren’s mask sticks in my mind because he doesn’t need it and wears it anyway. He’s not a disfigured monster like Darth Vader, he’s handsome Adam Driver dressing up as grandpa on Halloween, preprogrammed for redemption. He’s not evil, he’s just young.
February 25, 2016
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What can you say about a movie that was discussed to death months in advance of its release date? How about this: it’s weighed down by the unwieldy structure of a new piece designed to fit into a preexisting whole. For roughly the first third of its run time, it’s a nifty space chase carried by fresh faces. As soon as they run into Han Solo, though, the plot starts acting as if it has obligations to meet.
January 12, 2016
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It’s tighter than it has been given credit for. The problem — the problem that most reviewers have had with it, the problem that its defenders have had to shunt aside — is that the resonances with earlier versions are far too strong. These are not nifty callbacks for dedicated fans or the marks of a well-told tale. This movie is, in more ways than it should be, assembled out of the pieces and parts of the earlier ones, especially the first one, the one now called Episode IV: A New Hope.
January 07, 2016
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