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  1. Feb 16, 2015
    0
    By far the worst Star Wars film. The dialogue is simply god awful and the acting is even worst. It's simply hilariously bad and very tough to watch. Simply can not stand it.
  2. Apr 22, 2014
    8
    Revenge of the Sith is a great conclusion to the series, but also works as an independent movie. Lucas is a genius here, and it shows. A thing of admiration it is.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    The Revenge of the Sith is a brilliant conclusion to an epic saga. Not only are we offered answers we've been longing since the dawn of Star Wars, but we are extensively entertained on all fronts. Yes, the visuals continue their spectacular prowess, but it's the story the gets us. It'll stick with us forever.
  4. Feb 19, 2011
    8
    This may not be the best movie in the Star Wars series, but it is better than Episode II and to my surprise Hayden Christensen actually gave (his only) a pretty good performance, my only complaints are that the droids sound retarded, and some characters (like General Greivous) weren't enjoyable, and there is one or two plot holes, but other then that this is a good entry in the series,This may not be the best movie in the Star Wars series, but it is better than Episode II and to my surprise Hayden Christensen actually gave (his only) a pretty good performance, my only complaints are that the droids sound retarded, and some characters (like General Greivous) weren't enjoyable, and there is one or two plot holes, but other then that this is a good entry in the series, and definitely makes up for the mistakes they made in Attack of the Clones. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2011
    8
    Finally Lucas manages to create the final epic conclusion to his SF saga with a dark morale and splendid acting from Mcgregor with high tech CGI.
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    8
    The final showdown between Obi-Wan and Anakin parallels Luke and Vader in the original trilogy. It's that good.
  7. Apr 30, 2013
    8
    After a couple of middling efforts, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith finally delivers the goods. There's a lot of pay-off in this film, with all the threads tied off to satisfying ends. The actions scenes are plentiful and exciting (except the climactic duel lasting a bit longer than it should've), and the drama runs high. Despite one monumental, unforgivable failAfter a couple of middling efforts, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith finally delivers the goods. There's a lot of pay-off in this film, with all the threads tied off to satisfying ends. The actions scenes are plentiful and exciting (except the climactic duel lasting a bit longer than it should've), and the drama runs high. Despite one monumental, unforgivable fail ("Noooooooooo"), Revenge of the Sith makes for a great conclusion to the prequel trilogy. Expand
  8. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Episode III is the best of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, which reveals the story behind Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader and a couple other surprises.
  9. Sep 12, 2014
    6
    The final part of the prequel trilogy, and definitely the hardest to watch as well. There is more violence, and altogether the film is rather dark and filled with despair, cruelty and hopelessness.

    Anakin Skywalker takes strides instead of steps towards the dark side of the Force. It is almost ridiculous how easily he can be pushed along. There is a lot of scheming going on, a couple of
    The final part of the prequel trilogy, and definitely the hardest to watch as well. There is more violence, and altogether the film is rather dark and filled with despair, cruelty and hopelessness.

    Anakin Skywalker takes strides instead of steps towards the dark side of the Force. It is almost ridiculous how easily he can be pushed along. There is a lot of scheming going on, a couple of new characters, but the plot is a bit more forward than before. The story is still a bit jumpy, and there is nothing special to the lines delivered. Only few attempts at humor are actually amusing.

    Visually a good movie, and the soundtrack has many good spots in it.

    Not a bad film, and definitely a good encouragement to start watching the final three parts.
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  10. Oct 10, 2011
    6
    Unlike The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, which both have a damp squib of an opening sequence, Revenge of the Sith glues you to the screen right from the off, with a jaw-dropping scope of a huge battle raging in space above the glittering planet Coruscant. There are plenty of other moments that will etch themselves into your brain, from the fan-boy-pleasing (if a little brief)Unlike The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, which both have a damp squib of an opening sequence, Revenge of the Sith glues you to the screen right from the off, with a jaw-dropping scope of a huge battle raging in space above the glittering planet Coruscant. There are plenty of other moments that will etch themselves into your brain, from the fan-boy-pleasing (if a little brief) trip to the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk, to the beautifully executed, yet heartbreaking "Order 66" sequence, and of course the climactic lightsabre battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan on the volcanic planet Mustafar. George Lucas still can't do dialogue, and forces his poor actors to utter some of the most unintentionally hilarious lines in movie history (I'd have to say Obi-Wan's "younglings" line is the most offensive). The actors do their best with the material they have been given, but there is only so much verbal hamminess one can take. Hayden Christiansen is still awful, and Natalie Portman isn't much better. At least Ewan MacGregor attempts to channel a bit of Alec Guinness into his performance, but still has the tendency to fall back on generic "camp" when the script lets him down. The only actor who really impresses is the always excellent Ian McDiarmid, who takes his portrayal of Emperor Palpatine to Shakespearean villain extremes, and is an absolute joy to watch. The main thing that frustrates me about Revenge of the Sith, and about the Star Wars prequels in general though, is not that they aren't as good as the original trilogy. What really annoys me is the extent to which Lucas involved himself. I understand that Star Wars is his baby, and he'll never quite be able to let it go out into the real world without holding its hand. The thing is, Lucas isn't a great director. He doesn't have the charisma or the technical brilliance to be one. He's an ideas man. He really should have done what he did with Empire and Jedi - jotted down the story and left the front-of-house stuff to a more accomplished filmmaker. While i can still get some sort of enjoyment out of all the Star Wars prequels (even the very-nearly awful Attack of the Clones), I'm left annoyed that they could be so much better if Lucas had taken a step back from his baby and hired a script writer and a director. But when all's said and done, it may not be in the same league as any of the original trilogy, but Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequels by quite a margin, and provides just what you want from a Star Wars film - fantastic entertainment. Expand
  11. Oct 21, 2011
    4
    While not as bad as Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith is still dire because of Lucasâ
  12. Dec 30, 2013
    7
    "Revenge of the Sith" is a big step up from its dreary predecessors. It's easily the best film in the trilogy with some brilliant CGI combined with intense action sequences. Even at almost the same runtime length as the second one, it feels a lot shorter. Well, we still have some wooden acting and bad dialogues at times, but we should not complain, as major improvements have been adjusted"Revenge of the Sith" is a big step up from its dreary predecessors. It's easily the best film in the trilogy with some brilliant CGI combined with intense action sequences. Even at almost the same runtime length as the second one, it feels a lot shorter. Well, we still have some wooden acting and bad dialogues at times, but we should not complain, as major improvements have been adjusted this time around. Expand
  13. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    A surprisingly dark and emotional end to the prequel trilogy. To watch the characters and their situation degrade into despair is both horrifying and fascinating. The film does an excellent job in tying the entire saga together. It is a heart-breaking soap opera as much as it is a heart-pounding descent into chaos. In this sense it is a memorable, haunting, and brilliant film.
  14. Nov 21, 2011
    2
    While it has seen some improvement, Episode 3 isnt all that better then the previous film. The acting still sucks, The story is a little better this time around but not by much, and it ended rather anti-climactic.
  15. Apr 24, 2015
    6
    In perhaps the most blatant instance of a Star Wars character plugging a plot hole, at one point in Return Of The Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi brushes aside the lies he told Luke about Vader with this infamous equivocation, "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." So then, from a certain point of view, Revenge Of The Sith, simultaneously the middle and last StarIn perhaps the most blatant instance of a Star Wars character plugging a plot hole, at one point in Return Of The Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi brushes aside the lies he told Luke about Vader with this infamous equivocation, "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." So then, from a certain point of view, Revenge Of The Sith, simultaneously the middle and last Star Wars movie, is the best sequel, and the most pleasing surprise, in the entire saga.

    In true Saturday morning serial fashion Sith begins with a chapter left-over from a previous adventure: the rescue of the Chancellor from General Grievous by Anakin, Obi-Wan and the saga's best sidekick: R2-D2. Fast, loose, inventive and within touching distance of funny, this is the spiritual sequel to the original escape from the Death Star, reloaded with full Jedi powers. Like a fragment from a lost civilization, this episode hints at countless Clone Wars escapades that sadly exist only in the extended universe — still, at least we have that bit where Jar Jar falls over the explosive marbles captured on film.

    The sequence ends with the saga’s single most audacious shot since the Star Destroyer first passed overhead — the front half of Grievous’ flagship The Invisible Hand screeching to a halt yards from camera — and it becomes clear that faced with the thankless task of directly dovetailing into a timeless classic everybody from Lucas down has raised their game considerably. ILM finally seem to have finished the digital toolkit they’ve been toying with since the late nineties fashioning flora and fauna that has real weight and substance for the first time. There are 2,200 effects shots in Sith — more than Menace and Clones combined — and there’s not a single specimen of bad compositing, which is more than can be said for 2006’s SFX Oscar winner King Kong.

    Also flawless is Gavin Bouquet’s production design - indeed, Sith's most unambiguous joy is watching Bouquet and Lucas retrofit their galaxy - often there seems to be no escape as the mismatched trilogies crunch together, but a deft aside or throwaway motif always gets us out of the compacter.

    So far, so certain point of view - however Sith carries a far graver responsibility than the prequels it quickly outclasses. Lucas himself admitted that fully 60 percent of his original outline was slated for this bridging episode, which means that all the unanswered questions that made the prequels permissible in the first place are addressed here. In other words, Sith is it: this is where the myths get set in stone, Lucas can muck around on Naboo all he likes, but if he screws up the birth of Vader, big black 'ain't ever going to be the same.

    And once Sith starts forging myth, fingers are burned. The shortcomings may be familiar by now but they rankle more than ever here. Just as it was becoming possible to tune out the constant clanking of Lucas' lumbering dialogue the words are invested with real import. And just as we were getting used to the declarative ‘30s-style line readings that Lucas alone finds an adequate substitute for acting, the drama is asked to support some really heavy **** Many of the key components of the Star Wars legend — Vader’s birth, Padme’s death — are ultimately undone by dialogue that is ludicrous either in intent or execution.

    Sometimes you simply think “Noooo!”

    Mercifully then, the Star Wars myth is so powerful, so pre-imagined by so many, that much of it requires no explanation bar our constant narrator: the peerless John Williams. The twin duels that bring the third act to a rousing close confirm Sith as not just the darkest but also the prettiest entry in the saga — the lava landscape of Mustafa, in particular, has obviously been bubbling in Lucas imagination for nearly thirty years. (A few shots also benefit from having best pal Steven Spielberg play around with the “pre-viz” animatic software.)

    In the end then, it depends on your point of view. As a sequel to the prequels, Sith is more than anyone can reasonably have hoped for, a movie that made it okay to be a Star Wars fan again.

    All sequels must pay for the sins of their fathers: where Return Of The Jedi runs out of plot half way through, Sith has so much ground to make up that Yoda is gamely plugging holes with his last line of scripted dialogue. But even if the last leg of the prequel journey is every bit as bumpy, the view improves considerably and the destination at last proves to be a place many of us still call home.
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  16. Mar 28, 2011
    10
    What's wrong haters. Angry that Darth Vader was shown to be a tragic character all along instead of a typical one-dimensional bad guy? Sometimes I think you haters aren't even human to understand the point of the prequels. Oh well, haters will be haters.
  17. Jul 30, 2014
    4
    As the conclusion to the "Star Wars" saga, the finale of the film is known from the beginning of the prequel trilogy. It is usually enjoyable to know what happened and try to figure out how it happened, but Lucas' poor inspiration made even this dull. This third film is much better than its two prequel predecessors. CGI is at last rewarding, there are great fight and battle sequences, andAs the conclusion to the "Star Wars" saga, the finale of the film is known from the beginning of the prequel trilogy. It is usually enjoyable to know what happened and try to figure out how it happened, but Lucas' poor inspiration made even this dull. This third film is much better than its two prequel predecessors. CGI is at last rewarding, there are great fight and battle sequences, and the plot is somehow more thrilling, even with its holes and trashy dialogue. "Revenge of the Sith" comes nowhere near close to the promise its plot initially shows, but does not generally tire as much as "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones" did. Expand
  18. Aug 17, 2014
    8
    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is a huge improvement in comparison to the previous movie, because the amount of action and science fiction is so much higher, and the movie never felt boring. The best things with this movie is the great music, the fabulous opening scene and ending, the spectacular amount of action and of course the connection between the original and theStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is a huge improvement in comparison to the previous movie, because the amount of action and science fiction is so much higher, and the movie never felt boring. The best things with this movie is the great music, the fabulous opening scene and ending, the spectacular amount of action and of course the connection between the original and the prequel trilogy. There might be some scenes that I find slow and a bit boring and the CGI is a bit vague at some spots, but it's still a great movie from Lucas.

    This is one of the greatest movies from George Lucas, because he successfully combined the original with the prequel trilogy.

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith get a 8.5/10
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  19. Jun 9, 2012
    8
    Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy. At least, Lucas fulfills his promise of making a film that 'replicates' the spark of the original trilogy. Nevertheless, something is always missing. The problem lies with Lucas himself. He is more of a great businessman / producer than a director. He pays more attention to his CGI creations than his actors. That's why 'younger'Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy. At least, Lucas fulfills his promise of making a film that 'replicates' the spark of the original trilogy. Nevertheless, something is always missing. The problem lies with Lucas himself. He is more of a great businessman / producer than a director. He pays more attention to his CGI creations than his actors. That's why 'younger' directors such as James Cameron and Peter Jackson have exceeded him at this point. They always bring the 'best' from their actors, making their blockbusters more emotionally resonant. AVATAR has a very simple storyline for instance, but it works because of its actors (and golly gee, they're not even A listers). Revenge of the Sith works in some way because of the nostalgia factor. But it never, ever reach the same heights achieved by the original three. Game over man! Game over!! Expand
  20. Mar 31, 2013
    9
    Easily makes the top 2 best movies in the franchise. This movie is very emotional and riveting from the very beginning to the extremely dramatic and intense climax. Lucas really does make the connection between this and the original Episode 4: A New Hope that you can really feel. I really enjoyed Episode 3. I'm also very excited about the new Star Wars trilogy that's coming up since LucasEasily makes the top 2 best movies in the franchise. This movie is very emotional and riveting from the very beginning to the extremely dramatic and intense climax. Lucas really does make the connection between this and the original Episode 4: A New Hope that you can really feel. I really enjoyed Episode 3. I'm also very excited about the new Star Wars trilogy that's coming up since Lucas sold the rights to Disney. Can't wait to see Episode 7 in 2015! Expand
  21. Jul 5, 2013
    8
    It's resonance works well, and is the best "Star Wars" prequel film. "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"'s storyline is still okay, but better than the first and second, and it still could have been handled with a bit more care, but it's still is done quite well. The film thrives at its action, as the scene between Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker is good enough to be called epic,It's resonance works well, and is the best "Star Wars" prequel film. "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith"'s storyline is still okay, but better than the first and second, and it still could have been handled with a bit more care, but it's still is done quite well. The film thrives at its action, as the scene between Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker is good enough to be called epic, and the film does okay when transferring to the next. Overall, it's well done, and is as good as the finale with "Return of the Jedi", but it still could have done better. Expand
  22. Oct 18, 2014
    9
    The final entry in the prequel trilogy chronicles that downfall of the Republic as the Clone Wars rage on and Anakin Skywalker makes the transition to the dark side of the force.
  23. Feb 6, 2012
    7
    Although Revenge of the Sith is the best of the Star Wars prequels, it's story is still muddled, the acting is either overdone or wooden, the characters were lacking, and the special effects were over used to make up for the lack of everything else. These movies had so much more potential but they are what they are - mediocre but watchable.
  24. Sep 19, 2010
    8
    This movie is my favourite in the prequel trilogy. It reaches the emotional level the others fail to get near and the added dark 12 Rating element is exactly what was needed. Every base is covered to lead into Episode 4 and this is sure to give satisfaction to Star Wars fanatics.
  25. Jul 12, 2012
    7
    The greatest of the Star Wars prequels. The opening sequence is lame but after that it becomes a dark, depressing and often sad movie, exactly as it should be. The special effects are once again impressive.
  26. Oct 31, 2012
    6
    The best out of the new trilogy but also one of the most boring. Episode III is all about the clone wars, where the Jedi and the Sith come together to start a war. Anakin has got Padme pregnant and his love has been revealed to the order, in light of his past actions they are questioning if he is turning to the Sith. The Emperor offers him eternal life and control over the galaxy toThe best out of the new trilogy but also one of the most boring. Episode III is all about the clone wars, where the Jedi and the Sith come together to start a war. Anakin has got Padme pregnant and his love has been revealed to the order, in light of his past actions they are questioning if he is turning to the Sith. The Emperor offers him eternal life and control over the galaxy to finally push him over the edge and turn on the Jedi. Obi-Wan must stop him before the Jedi fall to the ever growing power of the Sith. Great CGI but too much politics made me bored for most of the film. Expand
  27. Jul 22, 2014
    8
    Thankfully Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the saving grace for the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise - offering more depth, better action, and an improved script on its far inferior predecessors.
  28. Feb 8, 2012
    6
    This movie was a vast improvement upon the two preceding films, but it is still not quite up to snuff. Anikan is still a problematic character. I don't see Vader in him. Vader is cold and calculating. Anikan is emotional and reckless. The action sequences are a lot of fun to watch, and as the final loose strings of the series are tied off there is some sense of completion and satisfaction.This movie was a vast improvement upon the two preceding films, but it is still not quite up to snuff. Anikan is still a problematic character. I don't see Vader in him. Vader is cold and calculating. Anikan is emotional and reckless. The action sequences are a lot of fun to watch, and as the final loose strings of the series are tied off there is some sense of completion and satisfaction. I somehow still felt robbed of what might have been had Lucas just set his ego aside and hired some writers to improve upon his script. The original trilogy will always have a place in my heart, but this second trilogy only has a place on my shelf, where it will gather dust for years to come. Expand
  29. Jul 15, 2013
    10
    This film is the best of the new trilogy and it is also so emotionally complex and dark (which makes it fresh and new for Star Wars and I really enjoyed the darker and emotional tone). The film boasts of AMAZING visual effects, some pretty decent acting (improving greatly over the poorly acted previous film), direction and tone were set perfectly and the music was stunning (John WilliamsThis film is the best of the new trilogy and it is also so emotionally complex and dark (which makes it fresh and new for Star Wars and I really enjoyed the darker and emotional tone). The film boasts of AMAZING visual effects, some pretty decent acting (improving greatly over the poorly acted previous film), direction and tone were set perfectly and the music was stunning (John Williams again delivers). I love the way this film leads us into the original trilogy and really gets everything right answering all questions. This is an epic that really delivers. Expand
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. 88
    Only now can we truly step back and admire the full tapestry that it has taken George Lucas and his ILM wizards nearly three decades to weave.
  2. The final episode of George Lucas' cinematic epic "Star Wars" ends the six-movie series on such a high note that one feels like yelling out, "Rewind!" Yes, rewind through more than 13 hours of bravery, treachery, new worlds, odd creatures and human frailty.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    Emerges as the best in the overall series since "The Empire Strikes Back."