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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Critic Rating

8.0

17 Reviews
14 Ratings
100%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.3
3 Reviews
16 Ratings

Movie Info

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Language

English

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

6

...a bona-fide film, referencing the original pop-culture behemoth, and renewing it, with some energy and vim.

Raja Sen
Rediff

6

Even to a non Star Wars devotee, however, I must confess the film hits hard. Those scrolling opening credits, set to that John Williams score, does strike right between the ribcage of all us once-children, and it's great to see Williams still masterfully making the film soar. Even if all we're watching is A New New Hope, the franchise indeed awakens. Even if it weighs in a half hour too long.

Jyoti Sharma Bawa
Hindustan Times

8

Smartly paced and full of wit characteristic of the series, this film is a copybook exercise in storytelling. There are holes in the script and obvious McGuffins but while the film lasts, you are prepared to ignore them. As it ends, you are already waiting for its sequel and some answers. You want to see the character arc of people both old and new because Abrams has etched them in your memory. He has created a whole new world which may be derivative but hey, we will be more than happy to live in it.

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Deccan Chronicle

6

By the time the film reaches its climax, you'll find yourself quite satisfied with this reboot. It gives fans of the franchise everything they could possibly hope for -- but it also updates the series for a new generation of viewers, ensuring that the Star Wars brand will continue to enthrall our collective imagination for many more years. 

9

The storytelling is top notch. It's a carefully-crafted dance of nuance that balances a bit of everything. The set pieces are spectacular and then of course, there are the lightsaber battles... The Force is indeed, epic with this one. Don't miss it.

The Force Awakens is the new beginning by J J Abrams and is satiating enough for the franchise fans.

This one is strongly written, well-structured and sets a strong basis for more to come. It’s an exhilarating ride certain to get the fans in a tizzy!

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Firstpost

-

...the merits outweigh the flaws. The film features one of the most intense lightsabre battles we have seen in the franchise, the humour is well executed throughout, the characters have depth and an engaging background, and for once, the stormtroopers are considerably effective.

Uday Bhatia
LiveMint

-

...is fun while it lasts and a welcome opportunity to meet old friends, but the series might need something more radical if it doesn’t want to be lost in a sea of franchise films.

Loving Star Wars without reserve isn't an easily justifiable thing, and neither is the fun of The Force Awakens. They are intrinsically linked. To love the original is to love this one. On its own, The Force Awakens probably isn't much. It's not likely to convert anyone, either. But for the rest of us - even the most casual of fans - it fits the bill just fine.

Not only expert homage for the fans but a first-rate, energised piece of mega-Hollywood adventure, the hugely anticipated 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' stirs more to life than just The Force.

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Fully Hyderabad

10

This movie is a win. Whether you choose to watch it in 2D or 3D or IMAX is a choice I leave to you. Whether you choose to watch it at all is a choice Evolution has already made, and this review is not going to influence it one bit. You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to be sucked in by the movie's magnificence. However, if you are not a Star Wars fan then you should re-look at the direction your life has taken.

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Mumbai Mirror

9

If you've seen a Star Wars offering before, you don't need to be told you should watch The Force Awakens. But in the event you haven't, there is good reason you should. The force, as goes the adage, is super strong with this one.

With a thin derivative story that lacks imagination, director J.J. Abrams’s script, co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt, is an action-packed drama with a fair amount of humour thrown in. It feels like a rehash of the original trilogy and is a bit disappointing. But with unexpected twists and revisiting some old characters makes, the narration interesting.

Hits the right notes & won't disappoint fans...

It all comes together nicely as the actors breathe vulnerability, fallibility and personality into their roles, with Daisy Ridley being quite the commanding presence. My favourite, hands down, is the cute and rotund droid BB-8.

Audience Reviews for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • Rakshit Raina
    Rakshit Raina
    35 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    8

    It completely washes away the stench of prequels!!! The most fun I had in cinemas this year ?

    December 30, 15
  • Anadi
    Anadi
    1 review
    Member
    5

    Force still dormant.

    In my opinion the most over rated movie of 2015. Although it introduces three new memorable leads but the plot is a complete rehash of the original movie that after a while gets annoying. Not a single memorable action set piece! the final act is a complete mess.
    Maybe once all the noise settles the fanboys will admit to the shortcomings like they did for the prequels.

    December 29, 15
  • Pavan Kumar Chinnu
    Pavan Kumar Chinnu
    1 review
    Member
    10

    Ah! there it is. J J Abrams once again proves that he is second to none when it comes to giving new life to any film franchise from STAR WARS to STAR TREK to MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. The force awakens proves it to be one of the best Action films of the year besides MADMAX : FURY ROAD, M:I-ROGUE NATION,CREED and FURIOUS 7.And the best part was the leading lady as it has become quite common throughout the year.

    December 26, 15