Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Disney and Lucasfilm's first standalone Star Wars film (that is, not part of the episodes 1 through 7 storyline). Takes place before the events of A New Hope, and tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) and starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen and Ben Mendelsohn. 

Says producer Kathleen Kennedy: "Rogue One... will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know."

2016Rating: M, Violence133 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

For the original generation of "Star Wars" fans who weren't sure what to make of episodes one, two, and three, "Rogue One" is the prequel they've always wanted.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rogue One might trade heavily in nostalgia but it's bold enough to take risks, and will leave you stirred, fired up and raring for more.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A punchy standalone action tale about a spunky Rebel Alliance resistance group.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

All the pieces are there ... like Lego figures in a box. The problem is that the filmmakers haven't really bothered to think of anything very interesting to do with them.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Its variations on a theme are muscular and adroit. This is another really entertaining fantasy with fan-fiction energy and attack.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

C3PO predecessor K2SO provides the comic relief in an otherwise dull and cloudy script...

0
Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

Where Rogue One falls down is in the character development. There isn’t much...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A swiftly paced, rough-and-ready entertainment that, in anticipating the canonical events of "A New Hope," manages the tricky feat of seeming at once casually diverting and hugely consequential.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Loaded with more battle action than any of its seven predecessors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plays like a set-up for the events in the 1977 original and, for the most part, does so quite entertainingly.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This is a gorgeous and immersive film.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The ultimate Star Wars fan film, it's short on whimsy but when it gets going there's enough risk-taking and spectacle to bode well for future standalones.

4.0
0

I definitely enjoyed journeying back into the Star Wars universe but honestly didn't like all the cameos and familiar plot devices they tried to jam into it, it just didn't feel like its own film. Some of the new characters were pretty cool but everything was so rushed that I didn't even care about any of them, and none of them stood out like Luke, Leia,...

1.0
0

Entertaining, dark and heartfelt.

4.0
0

This movie fits well into the Star Wars Saga,s Lots of great one liners and answer some of the questions from the original series,If you are par-time star wars fan worth seeing the movie to get the back-round straight.

4.0
0

While technically impressive and I really mean impressive, Rogue One really falls short in its characters and the development of those characters. I was actually kind of shocked at the amount of neglect towards the characters motivations and back stories and in the end, you really just don't give a damn. My favourite parts of the film are the ending which I...

2.0
0

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). It stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and more. Rogue One is a straight Prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope which tells the story of a group of rebels who attempts to steal the plans for The Death Star. With the huge success of Star Wars: The Force...

4.0
0

A darker, grittier tone is a nice change from the usual proceedings of a Star Wars movie. Despite the under-developed characters, the story is compelling and probably more original and a better watch in general than The Force Awakens. Donnie Yen is especially great in this and is the pick of the cast.

4.0
0

You might normally expect a science-fiction thriller to prioritise things like engaging characters and a propulsive plot, but Rogue One has other things on its mind. Why bother with boring narrative essentials like plot and character when you’ve got the Death Star-sized bulk of the entire Star Wars franchise to lean against? Surely it’s impossible to topple...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

For the original generation of "Star Wars" fans who weren't sure what to make of episodes one, two, and three, "Rogue One" is the prequel they've always wanted.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rogue One might trade heavily in nostalgia but it's bold enough to take risks, and will leave you stirred, fired up and raring for more.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A punchy standalone action tale about a spunky Rebel Alliance resistance group.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

All the pieces are there ... like Lego figures in a box. The problem is that the filmmakers haven't really bothered to think of anything very interesting to do with them.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Its variations on a theme are muscular and adroit. This is another really entertaining fantasy with fan-fiction energy and attack.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

C3PO predecessor K2SO provides the comic relief in an otherwise dull and cloudy script...

0
Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

Where Rogue One falls down is in the character development. There isn’t much...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A swiftly paced, rough-and-ready entertainment that, in anticipating the canonical events of "A New Hope," manages the tricky feat of seeming at once casually diverting and hugely consequential.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Loaded with more battle action than any of its seven predecessors, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plays like a set-up for the events in the 1977 original and, for the most part, does so quite entertainingly.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This is a gorgeous and immersive film.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The ultimate Star Wars fan film, it's short on whimsy but when it gets going there's enough risk-taking and spectacle to bode well for future standalones.

4.0
0

I definitely enjoyed journeying back into the Star Wars universe but honestly didn't like all the cameos and familiar plot devices they tried to jam into it, it just didn't feel like its own film. Some of the new characters were pretty cool but everything was so rushed that I didn't even care about any of them, and none of them stood out like Luke, Leia,...

1.0
0

Entertaining, dark and heartfelt.

4.0
0

This movie fits well into the Star Wars Saga,s Lots of great one liners and answer some of the questions from the original series,If you are par-time star wars fan worth seeing the movie to get the back-round straight.

4.0
0

While technically impressive and I really mean impressive, Rogue One really falls short in its characters and the development of those characters. I was actually kind of shocked at the amount of neglect towards the characters motivations and back stories and in the end, you really just don't give a damn. My favourite parts of the film are the ending which...

2.0
0

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). It stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and more. Rogue One is a straight Prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope which tells the story of a group of rebels who attempts to steal the plans for The Death Star. With the huge success of Star Wars: The Force...

4.0
0

A darker, grittier tone is a nice change from the usual proceedings of a Star Wars movie. Despite the under-developed characters, the story is compelling and probably more original and a better watch in general than The Force Awakens. Donnie Yen is especially great in this and is the pick of the cast.

4.0
0

You might normally expect a science-fiction thriller to prioritise things like engaging characters and a propulsive plot, but Rogue One has other things on its mind. Why bother with boring narrative essentials like plot and character when you’ve got the Death Star-sized bulk of the entire Star Wars franchise to lean against? Surely it’s impossible to...

2.0
0