Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Review Round Up [SPOILER FREE]

We’ve scoured around the internet to find and round up the reviews for Star Wars Episode IX, don’t worry we’ve just got scores and quotes that don’t spoil the plot or events of the film! Although – Our quotes are spoiler free, the reviews may not be, so click the links with caution!


“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Review: A Middling Ending to an Imperfect Franchise”

The Guardian

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review – death is not the end in new trilogy’s laborious exit” (3/5)

The New York Times

“The Rise of Skywalker” isn’t a great “Star Wars” movie, but that may be because there is no such thing. That seems to be the way we like it.”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gets bogged down in exposition and course-correcting The Last Jedi, but does have some fun moments and fan service.” (3/5)

Empire Online

“The story more or less ends up in the right place, despite the threads left hanging.” (3/5)

The Verge

“But The Rise of Skywalker too rarely connects its big plot reveals to their human consequences. Abrams delivers answers to some of The Force Awakens’ biggest questions.”

Games Radar


“No “Star Wars” film can fully recapture the thrill of 40 years ago, but as directed by J.J. Abrams, the ninth and final chapter in the saga that George Lucas created may come closer than any “Star Wars” movie since.”

Entertainment Weekly

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the Force ghost version of a movie (C)


“What a piece of junk” (D+)


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is a Disappointing Way to End a Saga”


“If you hated the last ‘Star Wars’ movie, you should enjoy ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ But it will leave you wanting more.”


A Galactic Disappointment (4/5)

The Times

A Messy Mash-up (2/5)

Business Insider

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is too busy making unnecessary references to the franchise it forgets to tell a good story”


“This feels very much like the Star Wars film that we’ve all wanted, and the shocks, cheers and whoops in the multiplexes will ring out across the galaxy.”