Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Gareth Edwards • 135 minutes

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Viewer reviews

Formulaic. Dull.
★★★★
Shallow characters, an unimaginative plot, and writing so formulaic as to resemble Mad Libs combine to make this one of the dullest exercises in profit Hollywood has yet to foist upon the universe. — sadsadstory

Rogue One: Made me love Star Wars again
★★★★★
My brother and I were massively disappointed by “The Force Awakens” that we were reluctant to watch Rogue One. Due to a lack of nothing better to watch, we ended up renting Rogue One and loved it. Personally, I appreciate how “grown up” it felt. Like someone mature, who understood and loved the content, wrote the script. I liked that there was a weight or gravity to the subject material that made it feel substantial. The characters felt legit and fleshed out. This is a night and day difference compared to The Force Awakens which I think is garbage. That is not to say Rogue One didn’t have some awkwardness to it… but it pales in comparison to the movie as a whole. — AMJ33

Excellent
★★★★★
Start to finish I loved this film. Probably on the same level as a Nolan film. The only thing hollywood needs to do better at is casting villains... they usually cast the biggest fruit cakes for these roles (Jupiter Ascending for another one). But overall I really enjoyed this film and I look forward to more!! — ACESsiggy

Great Movie
★★★★★
This movie was easily one of the greatest installments in the Star Wars Universe. It fits extremely well with the continuity. A little depressing though. — OverlordUnicron

Lol good fam
★★★★★
Lol good — Nateplays11

One of the best Star Wars movies and fixes Episode 4s biggest plot hole
★★★★★
Great characters, exciting action, and great setting. My favorite characters in the movie was Cassian Andor. And the battle on scarif was the best part of the movie. And that ending with Darth Vader was incredible. Vader did just what we always wanted him to do. Also the way they fixed the plot hole with the exhaust port fixes so many things. I got this movie on Digital HD and watched it many times. You should buy this movie it is great — Front Line Master

It was ok.
★★★★★
Not worth what I paid for. I regret making this purchase based on someones word. I started googling why I was so bored during watching. Usually movies are captivating right? — tacosauce321

Boring and getting old
★★★★
This latest chapter in the Star Wars series is boring. Totally predictable. The same old special effects, the same old story lines, the same old everything. Feels like a vain effort to extract more money and time from Star Wars fans. The story is getting old and the writers have run out of ideas. Ditto for the cinematography. The acting and the costumes are the worst of any movie in the series. It's time to put the series to bed. Don't waste your time watching this. If you are having a Star Wars craving, watch one of the old movies. At least they have some charm and some humor. — fiercelyindependent

Star Wars as it should be
★★★★★
Brilliant balance of making the whole premise more gritty, while keeping faith with the essence of Star Wars. And great to get a lot of answers regarding the Build up to Episode IV. Always a pleasure to kick back & re-watch. — frustrated26

Too dark
★★★★★
Maybe it is just me, but I for one, hoped for a slightly less dark movie. Everything in this movie is good, but everyone in this movie die. I did not like that. — Reviewmasta1

Superbly done:
★★★★★
Rogue One realizes a truly magic moment in cinema history. Already for these couple of seconds the movie deserves 5*'s. The rest of the time is yet a great and entertaining experience as well. — Lucky Spacetramp

Worst star wars ever
★★★★
It was just one of those filler movies I wasted my money — Dowdlecl

Nothing new and really boring.
★★★★
I'm a fan of the retro StarWars but this new stuff is lacking in both creativity and overall BAM! I started to fall asleep thirty minutes into it since there was nothing to keep me wide eyed. — Route66

Good, but surprised at mistakes
★★★★
SPOILER AlERT: Don't read on if you haven't seen the movie. I enjoyed this movie and was aware that people would die, but didn't realize everyone would die in this movie. lol No one was safe. It made me realize how cookie cutter I am with how a movie ends. It was a little unnerving to see people you're rooting for die, but that doesn't mean it was a bad choice. Here's what irked me about this movie: Some of the acting, wardrobe and special effects. I felt like some of the actors were just reading lines instead of actually being the characters. Ben Daniels is an outstanding actor, but in this movie he seemed out of place and wasn't his best work. The wardrobe department did a horrible job. Some how they made darth vader's outfit looked like it got purchased from Party City. Princess Leia's outfit was bad as well. Some of the special effects were amazing, while some looked like it came from a B movie from the 80's. All the complaints I listed are what stopped me from giving 5 stars to Rogue One. — stephtruegirl

Good Story...What I Expected
★★★★
Good plot creating a backstory to the beginnings of the rebellion and the death star plans. The dialog and acting got a little hockey and over the top, but that's Star Wars. Standout performance by the robot (didn't catch his name). I never cared about R2D2 and CP3O, but this robot was a perfect comedic addition. Also, seeing Vader really go to work on the rebels near the end was spectacular. We finally see why he's so feared. Overall, a nice effort that entertained and enriched the Star Wars saga. — josta555

Backstory Boredom
★★★★
oof. zzzzzz Star Wars in the tropics. it's gritty, just not in a way anyone cares about. — tminos

Great movie!!
★★★★★
I can say this movie it's one of the best movies out there!!! I can watch this movie all over again and all over again.... 😍😍 my number one favorite movie for now on — MCHLOBANDO96

Best Star Wars Ever
★★★★★
Gareth Edwards is genius. He should redo every Stars and all the new ones with the same writing team. His nuance with each scene, every actor is intuitive. Casting could be tweaked. Felicity was pretty riveting.. Diego was good, but the accent bugged after awhile, Jimmy Smits? - What is this LA law? Otherwise crack on! — hemispheres8

Beesssstttt Eeeevvvverrrr!!!!!
★★★★★
I have seen them all...only minor slight was a weaK character representation of Darth Vadar. The final rebel assault on the empire installation was a CLASSIC!!! — Colbreeze

Best Star Wars Movie Ever!!!!!
★★★★★
I am 13 and a huge Star Wars fan. I have watched almost all of the movies and I have to say that this one is my favorite! The story is very good and easy to follow. The actors did so good on their parts. It is not too violent which is good. I almost cried at the end of it because it was sad that they died but yeah absolutely an amazing movie!! — Rabbitfunnybunny

Doesn't deserve 1 star. Deserves 0
★★★★
This was a terrible movie. My wife and I wanted to walk out but we were with a group of people in the theater. Rogue One has no plot, the story is ridiculous, the characters are 1 dimensional. The only redeeming charatcter was the droid, then he died. He was sadly the only character worth carring about. How can a movie be so full of action and yet be so absolutely boring? Want to find out? Watch this film... on second though, don't. You will be wasting hours of your life. — jsimenstad

Not up to standards
★★★★★
Look, this and any star wars film has a lot riding in it, but it should. This film looks like a video with an "old filter" on it, not a film. The story is a mess, and the characters and their motivation is a mess. Some characters seem like they were major but cut down, others seem stretched way too far. There needed to be way more here especially when we know how it ends. A rental at best. — the_fish_

Star Wars: Where are they now?
★★★★★
At this point, if you've seen one Star Wars you've seen them all. Maybe Steven Spielberg should take a shot at it. — Adderall Diaries

Best Star Wars yet
★★★★★
It is even better than empire — 172828818191929

Below Par
★★★★★
Tedious and predictable. Poor character development. Much of the acting seemed as if the cast was trying to overcome a bad plot. There were some very good battle scenes and the effects were great, but that wasn't enough to salvage it. Rent it, or just borrow it from a friend who had the misfortune of buying it. It's the worst of all the Star Wars movies. — Ugotta_B_Kidding

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
★★★★★
I always wanted to know how they got the plans for the deathstar since i was a child when i first saw this movie in 1977 now i know great movie!!!!!! — balance of judgement

Wow
★★★★
I hated this. Visuals were nice but the story and characters fell flat for me. Still love Star Wars but this was just long and drawn out and just flat out boring to me. It's sad when I kept looking to see how much more of this movie I had left to watch. — Ash31

No explanation needed
★★★★★
Literally no change needed — Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

😑😑😑😑😑😑
★★★★★
I DONT LIKE SAND — Coolguy2112713

Boring
★★★★★
I was surprised that this movie was extremely boring. — Furian2020

Snore fest
★★★★
3 day rental. Tried to watch twice, fell asleep twice. Didn't even bother to try again on day 3. Scenes I can remember were murky like that last Godzilla disaster of a movie. Maybe the best part was in the last 10 minutes but I never made it. — The Kramerstein

Very good
★★★★★
It's my Second favorite Star Wars movie 🎥 — Trashboat32

Rogue One
★★★★
Clearly I am in the minority. Howver, I could not wait for this movie to end. Acting bad. Script bad. Casting bad. special effects...same old thing. Even the score for the movie was cliche. — Radd123

Awsome
★★★★★
Super exiting and awsome — coolrexy360

Fill In The Blanks
★★★★★
Inbetween plot with some really great speical effects and some really bad acting. Donnie Yen is the only character with any interesting characteristics in this one off of the Star Wars franchise. The digital characters of the old movies come off creepy and unreal and the new characters are still and uninteresting. Unforgetable in every sense. — Frank C 66554321.

Open Range meets IP Man in a galaxy far away.....
★★★★
I would have rather watched a "Wookie Christmas special". Story line was all over the place. Broke the Star Wars tradition with the start of the movie. So much for movie marathons with this "In-betweener". Hopefully the have a Kenobi or Mandalorian/Bobba Fett side movie to make it up to the fans. — Sunburnt07

Ugh
★★★★
Took Star Wars and tried to use all the good stuff. Awful casting and writing. Lead male and female were horribly cast and written. Couldnt finish it despite multiple tries. Jyn may be worse than Jar Jar. — Lord of the Jews

So Totally Awesome
★★★★★
Saw this in the theater and it went well beyond expectation in content, visuals, screenplay and performance. An incredibly well thought out story that fits so well with the Star Wars saga. You will see when you watch it. The last 30 minutes are hang onto your seat action that blows Empire Strikes Back totally out of the water. And the last 5 minutes you will absolutely love and want to applaud. There was one small moment of some CGI in the movie that could have been done a lot better, but you won't really care! Sit back and enjoy the ride! — inspired truth

The Feels man
★★★★★
This movie had me so emotional definitely a must watch 10/10 in my book — Mcnuggies718

Totally Unnecessary
★★★★★
There was no reason to make this movie. It did not add or take away from the original films (definitely didn't add). Donnie Yen's Chirrut Imwe was the only character that belonged in that world. You're not rooting for Felicity Jones's character because they don't develop it enough for you to care. And frankly I was holding my breath at the end hoping the Death Star blast did destroy them all... (sorry).... and the CGI Princess Leia was totally unnecessary. — aubergine20

It's okay, but definitely not a Star Wars' "Great"
★★★★★
It's an interesting side-story that provide insight into the beginnings of "Star Wars" (i.e., what's now referred to as Eps. 4 "New Hope"). But for those that grew up where that was "the first" it fails to bring much in the way of "needed information" or expanding the story (meaningfully). — JCarver.Auburn

Without question THE BEST START WARS EVER!!!!!
★★★★★
Outlier stories are what genuinely makes star wars great & Rogue One is the ultimate in outlier stories. A genuine #MUSTSEE #MUSTOWN #MUSTENJOY!!!! #SheCritiquesIt — SheCritiquesIt

Ties the movies together so well!
★★★★★
When I first saw A New Hope, i was left wondering why there was a major flaw in the Death Star, especially one that would blow up the whole thing. Furthermore, I wondered why the Sith didn't cover up the hole better. Because of this movie, we now know why! The characters all seemed realistic and were imperfect, which I liked. It had a smooth transition into A New Hope by ending exactly where the movie picked up. Overall, a great movie that will please Star Wars fans and earn the franchise new ones. — 😺😸😻😽😾😹😹🙀🙀😼M

Must See!
★★★★★
I love the original trilogy and have even learned to tolerate the prequels but this has become my personal favorite. I think that this film has the perfect mix of comedy, action, and heart that makes the ending very powerful. On a side not Alan Tudyk has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in 28 Days where he was his usual scene stealing thief and he does it again with K2-SO. This is the best droid so far in Star Wars as his dry humor is so good you see him as a person and not just a robot. Even if you're not Star Wars fan you should still give this a try as it is simply a great movie regardless of what it is connected to. — BPS112000

Love it
★★★★★
Amazing — Matt28282828

Awesome
★★★★★
Just keeps getting better — Adria G B

Ummm no
★★★★
Boring. Love the franchise, but this one was a big disappointment. — Ummmhhhuuuu

ROGUE ONE
★★★★★
Love this movie. K-2S0 is super funny. — Qowardlygoose23

One Note
★★★★★
The entire series is predictable, unoriginal, shallow, and of one note. So bored. — Imikenyc

I'm disappointed in this Star Wars movie
★★★★★
Every other SW movie awesome, but this one really disappointed me. The plot wasn't that good and they didn't develop the characters and make you care about them. I also didn't like the fact that they had old character have new actors, if the previous actor can't play the roll then just don't have the characters in the movie. Please guys next SW movie you make don't make it like this. — Jdhdjfjdndjd