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  • Summary: Ten years after the events in "The Phantom Menace," Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) and Anakin Sywalker (Christensen) are summoned to protect Padme Amidala (Portman) after an assassination attempt is made on her life. Anakin's love of Amidala grows when the pair returns to Naboo, andTen years after the events in "The Phantom Menace," Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) and Anakin Sywalker (Christensen) are summoned to protect Padme Amidala (Portman) after an assassination attempt is made on her life. Anakin's love of Amidala grows when the pair returns to Naboo, and Obi-Wan's investigation of the death plot reveals sinister designs that threaten to bring the Galactic Republic to the brink of war. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Attack of the Clones celebrates a certain youthful spirit in both moviemaking and movie watching; because it's as much phenomenon as movie, audiences will either ride with or reject it. I was happy to take the ride.
  2. 88
    A technological landmark that couldn't look or sound better.
  3. 88
    In a time when, more often than not, sequels disappoint, it's refreshing to uncover something this high-profile that fulfils the promise of its name and adds another title to a storied legacy.
  4. Here we are again: not entertained, not nearly enough, by an installment of the ''Star Wars'' epic that, for the first time, exhibits symptoms of...nerves. And a chill, conservative grimness of purpose, rather than an excited thrill at the possibilities of cinematic storytelling.
  5. Lucas knows his fans are un-boreable, un-annoyable and inexhaustible. For an artist, that's more a curse than a blessing.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    The scale of the enterprise is thrilling; it's too bad the movie is so muddled on so many different levels.
  7. It's too long, it's too dull, it's too lame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 259
  1. DustinS.
    May 15, 2002
    10
    This is the definitive movie of Lucas's new Trilogy. It entails all of the classic elements of a great Star Wars movie, everything from This is the definitive movie of Lucas's new Trilogy. It entails all of the classic elements of a great Star Wars movie, everything from great action, interesting politics, to the backbone love story. This movie returns the warmth that always seemed to accompany one when viewing the old trilogy, and that is a great thing. Expand
  2. Chris
    Sep 14, 2009
    9
    It was awesome! The effects were great, the action scenes were well choreographed, and the acting was decent. Jango Fett is way better than Boba.
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    7
    [Portuguese] Como o primeiro, este filme é um pouco chato porém há bastante ação e explica a criação dos clones, então é um filme que tem suas[Portuguese] Como o primeiro, este filme é um pouco chato porém há bastante ação e explica a criação dos clones, então é um filme que tem suas partes interessantes. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2013
    5
    While stronger than the first, but no where near the original trilogy, "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" has a weak script, andWhile stronger than the first, but no where near the original trilogy, "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" has a weak script, and works against the film from the technology put to it, but is still full of fun and battling scenes that aren't too disappointing. Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2012
    4
    The dialogue is excruciating, the characters and performances range from unbearable to decent, but the story and special effects areThe dialogue is excruciating, the characters and performances range from unbearable to decent, but the story and special effects are fascinating enough to save it from complete failure. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2015
    3
    Sigh... I called "Phantom Menace" useless, but "Attack of the Clones"? My God...
    Everything is boring to look at, nothing is memorable, the
    Sigh... I called "Phantom Menace" useless, but "Attack of the Clones"? My God...
    Everything is boring to look at, nothing is memorable, the lightsaber is WAY overused(doesn't help that Yoda now has one), and it's so damn forgettable.
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  7. ghomasm
    May 16, 2009
    0
    I am sorry this has to be the worst movie i have seen and this includes house of the dead. The love scene in the meadow made be blush with I am sorry this has to be the worst movie i have seen and this includes house of the dead. The love scene in the meadow made be blush with embarasement that human made it. Expand

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