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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

George Lucas (2005)

12 Certificate


Our Score
The Star Wars saga finally concludes 28 years after the original instalment first hit cinemas and created a phenomenon. With the story's outcome predetermined, this crucial and much anticipated segment details how and why dedicated Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) turned away from good to become evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Given that this involves fairly serious issues - love, loyalty, jealousy, betrayal - you'd expect an emotionally intense film. However, writer/director George Lucas's ridiculous dialogue and unconvincing plot developments play like second-rate soap opera, almost robbing this epic of pathos and tension. As a consequence, the actors struggle to animate their underwritten characters, especially Christensen, who lacks the charisma to inhabit such a vital role. Fortunately, the superb visuals and many exciting lightsaber duels save the day, easily surpassing the previous two episodes in terms of breathtaking spectacle. It might not be quite the mind-blowing finale that die-hard fans were hoping for, but at least there is enough here to make the spine tingle.


Troubled Anakin Skywalker finds himself seduced by the dark side of the Force and is tempted into betraying his fellow Jedi Knights as conflict erupts across countless planets and the forces of evil prepare to seize control of the galaxy. The final instalment of the sci-fi prequel trilogy, with Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson, Ian McDiarmid and Christopher Lee.

Cast & Crew

Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor
Anakin Skywalker / Lord Darth Vader Hayden Christensen
Senator Amidala / Padmé Naberrie-Skywalker Natalie Portman
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine Ian McDiarmid
Mace Windu Samuel L Jackson
Count Dooku / Darth Tyrannus Christopher Lee
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
R2-D2 Kenny Baker (2)
Chewbacca Peter Mayhew
Yoda Frank Oz
Darth Vader James Earl Jones
Senator Bail Organa Jimmy Smits
Mon Mothma Genevieve O'Reilly
Jar Jar Binks Ahmed Best
Owen Lars Joel Edgerton
Governor Sio Bibble Oliver Ford Davies
Commander Cody Temuera Morrison
Queen of Naboo Keisha Castle-Hughes
Tion Medon Bruce Spence
Nee Alavar Rena Owen
Captain Colton Jeremy Bulloch
Captain Antilles Rohan Nichol
General Grievous Matthew Wood
Director George Lucas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Some violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 13 May 2005


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