'Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   10 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   68 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 31 years ago
  • Vincent Canby New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    The old Star Wars gang are back doing what they've done before, but this time with a certain evident boredom.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Gary Arnold Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Jedi couldn't end the Star Wars trilogy on a happier note!
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Bruce Westbrook Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    Jedi may not be George Lucas's crown jewel, but his trilogy as a whole is as good as film fantasy gets.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Marvelous!
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    The film is a huge, rousing finale that resolves all plot twists, settles all accounts, reunites old friends and sweeps to a climax that all but blows the theater apart!
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    Mark Hamill is particularly good in this film.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Dave Kehr Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    With its feints at horror and pathos, the third Star Wars film is the most Disney-esque in its emotional outline, yet that outline is buried beneath an obnoxiously hyped-up pace that reduces the emotions to rubble.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • James Harwood Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Reasonably fast paced for its 133-minute length, a visual treat throughout.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Post (Top Critic)
    Let's not pretend we're watching art!
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Sean Means Film.com (Top Critic)
    A mediocre Star Wars is better than no Star Wars at all.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    The acting in Return of the Jedi is stronger than in the previous films.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    It is not as exciting as Star Wars itself, which had the advantage of novelty. But it is better and more satisfying than The Empire Strikes Back...
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    67
    This installment is deemed by some fans to be the best of the first Star Wars trilogy in technical accomplishment and narrative involvment, but other critics disagree.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Charles Cassady Common Sense Media
    80
    Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Pablo Villaca Cinema em Cena
    80
    A fragilidade de Marquand como diretor e a crescente infantilizacao da narrativa sao facilmente constataveis, mas ainda assim o filme consegue fechar satisfatoriamente a trilogia original.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope
    80
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steve Biodrowski ESplatter
    Return is such a dud that no amount of [Special Edition] reworking could have saved it.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Film4
    70
    The finale to the saga's first chapter wobbles from time to time and the mythology grows a little woolly, but that spectacular conclusion is hard to resist.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    88
    The space battles are well-staged and various loose narrative threads are pulled together neatly.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    75
    The third Star Wars film, and the sixth in the series, begins with a bang as our heroes try to wrap up the threads left hanging at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Geoff Andrew Time Out
    In scope and ambition, Jediresembles nothing so much as the next level of a computer game, with a new environment, new gadgets and new creatures.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
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