The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
If Star Wars makes you think of goofy one-liners, lightsaber duels, loveable droids, and triumphant musical cues – silliness playing out in the far reaches of space – then this episode delivers on that front, and then some.| Read in full: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie review We Love Cinema
The movie snaps together like a jigsaw puzzle, a series of concluding beats that seem inevitable and perfect, and designed to please all parties, so long as you don’t dwell on the logic too much.The Guardian
The Rise of Skywalker is not a bad film so much as a disappointing one, a would-be operatic genre flame-out which is way too quick to beg, borrow and steal, and often from the very worst sources.Little White Lies
It’s spectacular and uninspired at once, playing into expectations with a gratuitous fixation on the bottom line.IndieWire
Flaws and all, The Rise of Skywalker is part of our film history and, when Rey and Kylo seize the screen, an indelible part of our hearts.Rolling Stone
The Rise of Skywalker is a film that makes its history tangible, and in touching and being touched, it asks that you hold on in material ways to the world and the people around you.Sight & Sound