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Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker must make a fateful decision. Faced with a choice between losing the one he loves or giving up his soul to gain the power to save her, Anakin will fall prey to the seductive temptations of the dark side of the Force. Obi-Wan recognizes Anakin's inner conflict, and ultimately must face off against his once-promising Padawan learner.
Sci-Fi - Like the previous five films in the series, this is an effects- and
action-packed science fiction adventure. However, the tone of this
film is considerably darker than previous installments and plays
more like a tragic drama in spite of all the action. The violence
is also more graphic intense (reflected in the harsher rating)
though not overly bloody. Parents of young children are warned.
PROFANITY: None. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Many fights/lightsaber duels and resulting dismemberments; shockings and burnings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None. ACTION: Space battles, duels/fights, explosions. COMEDY: Some verbal/physical humor with robots.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good With the arrival of Revenge of the Sith, Lucas places the missing piece of the six-film arc that tells of the rise, fall, and redemption of Darth Vader. It's a rousing and tragic sendoff to a beloved franchise, and the best installment in the Star Wars series since 1980's The Empire Strikes Back.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good His "Star Wars" movies are among the most influential, both technically and commercially, ever made. And they are fun. If he got bogged down in solemnity and theory in "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," the Force is in a jollier mood this time, and "Revenge of the Sith" is a great entertainment.
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We collected 261 moviegoer opinions. As expected, VIRTUALLY EVERYONE LOVED "STAR WARS III." With three-quarters of the opinions either "Excellent" or "Fantastic," it's easy to HIGHLY RECOMMEND "STAR WARS III" (as if you needed my recommendation :)
Sometime during Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Knight
Anakin Skywalker will make a fateful decision. Faced with a choice between
losing the one he loves or giving up his soul to gain the power to save her,
Anakin will fall prey to the seductive temptations of the dark side of the
Just what Anakin's decision is, why he makes it and how it leads him to don
a frightening suit of black armor have been the stuff of Star Wars legend. After
nearly 30 years of waiting and speculating, moviegoers will discover for
themselves exactly how and why heroic Anakin Skywalker - prophesied to be the
Chosen One, the single individual who would bring balance to the Force and
ensure peace throughout the galaxy becomes the dreaded Darth Vader, right hand
to the Emperor.
They will learn how Anakin's mentors, the swashbuckling Obi-Wan Kenobi and
the diminutive Jedi Master Yoda, managed to survive the fabled destruction of
the Jedi Order only to live the rest of their days hiding on distant, hostile
They will learn what turned seemingly benevolent and thoughtful Chancellor
Palpatine into the dictatorial leader of the feared Galactic Empire.
They will learn how Anakin's children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, came
to be born, then separated … destined to lead the legendary Rebellion against
As Revenge of the Sith opens, the final catastrophic battles of the Clone
Wars are taking place galaxy wide - including one in the skies above the
city-planet Coruscant, seat of the crumbling Republic and also home to the Jedi
Knights. Chancellor Palpatine has been taken hostage by the nefarious General
Grievous, leader of the droid army - the mechanized battle troops of the
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) take
on a desperate rescue effort, facing long odds to free Palpatine and destroy
Grievous. It's a daring mission, but only the start of the fiercely pitched
battles and Jedi action that fill Episode III, the most action-filled of all of
the Star Wars movies.
The opening battle sets in motion a series of events that lead up to the
moment of truth for Anakin - whose secret always threatens to catch up with
him: He is leading a dual life as a Jedi Knight while covertly married to the
beautiful Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman). Preying on Anakin's fears
of losing Padmé, Palpatine reveals to Anakin another side of the Force, one
that is forbidden to him, but one that promises to teach him powers he never
Obi-Wan recognizes Anakin's inner conflict, and ultimately must face off
against his once-promising Padawan learner in a lightsaber battle on the
volcanic planet of Mustafar.