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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's user reviews

New York Post

Although director J.J. Abrams tries his darndest to finish the job, conjuring up nostalgia like a TV medium, ?Rise? doesn?t feel like the last chapter of the biggest American movie franchise. It?s just another well-made ?Star Wars? flick.

Read review Johnny Oleksinski
The Guardian

If you?re going to do a send-off this huge, there are a lot of goodbyes to say, and a lot of loose ends to tie up. The fact that The Rise of Skywalker manages most of them and within a vaguely coherent story is something of an achievement in itself.

Read review Steve Rose
Entertainment Weekly

We need a new franchise designation for this stumbling, bloodless conglomeration of What Once Was. Rise of the Skywalker isn?t an ending, a sequel, a reboot, or a remix. It?s a zombie.

Read review Darren Franich
USA Today

It's impressively ambitious, though great new personalities and fresh storytelling suffer for the sake of fan service.

Read review Brian Truitt
The Wrap

Abrams certainly knows how to manipulate, but when he does it, you can see the strings. How much or little you enjoy The Rise of Skywalker will rely almost entirely on whether or not you mind that every laugh and tear and jolt feels like it?s coming right off a spreadsheet.

Read review Alonso Duralde

There?s so much wasted potential here. As the story draws to its big, loud climax, and one fan-service moment after another arises, you begin to get the sense that Abrams is just checking off boxes and fulfilling a quota. There?s no spark; no joy; no life. If this truly is the end of the Skywalker Saga, what an ignoble end it is.

Read review Chris Evangelista