• Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o

Director: J.J. Abrams

Genres: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Production Co: Bad Robot, Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Transformation, Brooding, Rescue, Emotional, Quest, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens pumps new energy and life into a hallowed franchise in a way that both resurrects old pleasures and points in promising new directions. show more

  • 80
    Dana StevensSlate

    Like their Star Wars forebears, Boyega’s Finn and Ridley’s Rey are brave, funny, and admirable but also imperfect, uncertain, and sometimes afraid. That is to say, they’re genuine, multisided characters with believable motivations—no small victory in a movie designed with the express purpose of breaking world box-office records. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen Daily

    Robustly entertaining while carrying the weight of impossible audience expectations, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fascinating, often satisfying mixture of rollicking mythmaking and fan service. show more

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