• Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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: Action , Adventure , Fantasy , Science fiction

Production Co: Bad Robot, Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Walt Disney

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

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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Rarely have age and shining youth been juxtaposed more affectingly, but that’s only one of many moments of grace in a movie that mines its resonant mythology while moving its story ever forward. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Force Awakens is half reboot, half remake, and all fun. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Music (Original Score)