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  • Summary: They gave him their love, their money and their obsessive online parodies. He gave them ... the prequels. An innovative feature doc that explores the love/hate relationship that fans have with filmmaker George Lucas, as well as the bigger question of whether or not filmmakers can own and control their own work in the digital age. (Quark Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 6, 2011
    75
    An open- and-shut case, but that doesn't mean it can't also be an entertaining one.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 14, 2011
    70
    You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods - and beyond - were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    May 5, 2011
    60
    Frenetic, paper-thin but entertaining documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 6, 2011
    60
    Nonetheless, if you're a Force completist, this is as crucial as a bootleg of 1978's "Star Wars Holiday Special." Which, by the way, was awesome.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    May 9, 2011
    60
    Viewers will find its emotional arc obvious and familiar, although the summoning of those emotions is where the movie derives its power.
  6. Reviewed by: David Fear
    May 4, 2011
    40
    Once this cultural exploration devolves into just a forum for grating geek griping and Jar-Jar Binks hatred, however, you'll wish you could escape to a galaxy far, far away.
  7. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    May 4, 2011
    40
    It's an exhausting airing of nerd grievances, the monolithic arguments leavened only slightly by counterpoints seemingly inserted for comic relief.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 4, 2013
    9
    The merciless skewering of Lucas's recent misdemeanours is witty, amusing and, as it provides so many different perspectives, fast paced. The real strength of the film lies in the almost touching demonstration of fans' adoration for the director's past genius and a desire to see more work from Lucas the artist, not the entrepreneur. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2013
    8
    George Lucas is evil. This film is ballsy for coming right out and telling the truth the way it is. I think it's funny and I whole heartedly agree with the theme of this film. So thumbs up for the movie, thumbs down for Lucas. Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2013
    4
    It shows an okay example of what Lucas has to go through but hey lets just put it this way, why care? It's Lucas's problem not anybody elses. This film was mostly unnecessary but it did let me release my hatrid for Mr. Lucas. Expand