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Rogue One

Rogue One

Critic Rating

7.0

16 Reviews
12 Ratings
100%
in favor

Audience Rating

5.7
2 Reviews
3 Ratings

Movie Info

Director

Language

English

Synopsis

Rogue One is a movie of a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy..Wikipedia

Rogue One Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

6

Yes, it’s grid is predictable: in its beginning is its end. But, and this is the strength of the film, it moves past a leaden start, revs it up, and becomes quite entertaining as it goes along.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times

8

This is our generation’s Star Wars story. Go own it...

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Deccan Chronicle

7

Rogue One serves as a political allegory and is significant in our contemporary times. The world is polarised between left and right-thinking factions — not merely the powers that be, but the ordinary public refuses, or at least finds it difficult to traverse a middle path as well. Social media is flooded with opinions on every issue, and an apolitical approach is anathema.

Certainly, Rogue One touches on the pleasure points fostering the cult of Star Wars but sparingly and smartly never forgetting its ancillary role in the saga. It’s a win-win situation that allows Edwards to both create independently as well as connect to the classic without appearing contrived. 

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Times Of India

8

The massive ‘Star Wars’ universe has enough on and off-screen content for fans to chew on, so this prequel/ sequel feels unnecessary at first. Sitting between the 3rd and 4th titles of the series, 'Rogue One' manages to undo some of the glaring issues of episodes I to III, while building even more intrigue for the original trilogy IV, V & VI. In fact, it is now a great starting point for someone new to this franchise. To quote one of the familiar lines from this space opera – “the Force is strong with this one”!

Bryan Durham
DNA India

6

Despite rave reviews, it's not a film that blows us away or bamboozles us with spectacle. Maybe Episode VIII will be better?

Devarsi Ghosh
India Today

8

The greatest villain of American cinema of all time has all but three minutes in Rogue One but he, obviously, steals all of them. If you are a Star Wars fan, you might get an orgasm seeing Vader do his thing in the last three minutes of Rogue One. If you are not, be prepared to join the Dark side.

8

Beware that this is no children’s film. This is Star Wars for adults. Well-loved characters die, the violence is gory by and large and the atmosphere is more on the lines of the French Resistance during World War II than the light-hearted thrillers that George Lucas films were.  It’s full of Easter Eggs for fans to explore over many viewings and that perhaps is its sole weakness. Don’t go to the movie with a friend who hasn’t seen any of the films as you’d only be explaining things to him/her…

...this is a satisfactory outing and will keep the appetite of the fans whetted for the next in line.

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If you are a Star Wars fan, you should be ashamed to read this and watch the movie already. For the ones who are still skeptical, this story about the galaxy far far away was waiting to be told and it could not have done better than this. Go forth and immerse yourself in this exciting adventure. May the force be with you!

Sreeju Sudhakaran
Bollywood Life

6

Rogue One is certainly a proud entry to the much loved franchise, but it is certainly no Empire Strikes Back that it so want to be in the revived canon. The serious tone that embalms the entire movie feels a bit jarring when compared to the family-friendly franchise. However, the movie boasts of some terrific visuals, an action-packed third act and Darth Vader at his menacing best even in that small role. An engaging one-time watch, for sure!

Uday Bhatia
LiveMint

-

The first Star Wars spinoff is an underwritten, unexciting plod through space...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets the benchmark of how a good standalone film can be made without ruining a tight story with unnecessary sequels; compact, forceful, well-intentioned and hugely entertaining, the film is a story for the ages.

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With little new material to explore after eight films, the journey to the end point has become less and less interesting.

7

"It's the one film that you know it's gonna make its money back," Edwards said in an interview. Well, there's no doubt about that - The Force Awakens may have reanimated the franchise, but Rogue One is the rebel that will give Star Wars fans a new hope.After all, "rebellions are built on hope", and Rogue One is as rebellious as it gets.

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TheStatesman

6

Star Wars fans simply dare not miss it, but for the rest, Rogue One is a generic Sci-Fi thriller which doesn't justify the hype that has been surrounding it these past few weeks.

Audience Reviews for Rogue One

  • Pranay Jalvi
    Pranay Jalvi
    33 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    Rogue One blasts its way into sci-fi relevancy by targeting the spectacle aspect that Star Wars devotees so fervently demand.

    To no surprise, Rogue One is a veritable gold-mine of nostalgic riches for Star Wars fans. Recurring characters and classic cameos raise surface-level hairs, but an even deeper connection pulls direct lines from previous Star Wars installations and re-purposes them for added homage.Rogue One: A Star Wars Story suffers from a clunky, too-many-moving-parts introductory period, but once characters are established and battle plans are laid, Gareth Edwards scales epic scenes of interstellar world-torching.It's more than enough to appease Star Wars fans, but Director Gareth Edwards' intergalactic firestorm is also good enough to stand as a mainstream success all in its own right. My rating for 'Rogue One : A Star Wars Story' is 3.5/5.

    December 17, 16
  • Kiran B.R
    Kiran B.R
    1 review
    Member
    5

    Rogue one was slow and anti-climatic

    Rogue one is a boring(especially the first half of the movie) 2 hour affair .
    I almost dozed off half way through the movie . It's disappointing at all levels including shabby special effects(i could easily catch all the characters that were digitally altered),narrative and anticlimactic ending. In my opinion, It won't gain any new fans . May the force be with the movie.

    February 13, 17