Rave reviews for Rogue One

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' has been enthusiastically praised by critics and industry professionals

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Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' has been universally praised after its Los Angeles premiere on Saturday (10.12.16).

Although reviews have not yet been released, many of those who attended the premiere at Pantages theatre in Hollywood shared their thoughts on social media and insist Disney and Lucasfilm have made another hit.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith tweeted: "Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe!," while Access Hollywood film critic Scott Mantz wrote: "#StarWars #RogueOne is AWESOME!! SO GREAT!! LOVED it even MORE than #TheForceAwakens!! Fans are going to LOSE THEIR S***!!!! (sic)."

Collider's Steve Weintraub wrote: "ROGUE ONE had me from the opening to the very end. Incredible action mixed with a script fans are going to love. Going to make people happy.

"The 3rd act is really amazing. Some of the best action in any Star Wars movie. Need to see it again asap.

"Also do not read any reviews. So many of the twists and turns have not been revealed in marketing. My jaw hit ground a few times.

"With all the talk of reshoots and production problems the final cut of Rogue One is worth the wait. Man that 3rd act....so so good.

"One of the best things about Rogue One are the new characters. They're so well done and expand the universe. You care about all of them (sic)."

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is set between the events of 'Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' and 'Episode IV - A New Hope' and focuses on the Rebel Alliance's mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire's Death Star super-weapon.

The movies stars Felicity Jones as Rebel Alliance fighter Jyn Erso.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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