Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Richard Marquand (1983)

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Our Score
Sequels are usually a case of diminishing returns, but this conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy is still essential viewing. Director Richard Marquand jumps straight in where The Empire Strikes Back finished off with a stunning sequence involving the monstrous Jabba the Hutt, and the pace rarely falters from then on, even if the plot is a bit stop-start at times. Mark Hamill still looks more like an enthusiastic schoolboy than an intergalactic hero, yet his climactic scenes with Darth Vader work a treat, and, while adults will probably cringe at the cutesy Ewoks, their presence makes this a particular favourite with younger viewers.


The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Cast & Crew

Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill
Han Solo Harrison Ford
Princess Leia Carrie Fisher
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
Darth Vader David Prowse/James Earl Jones (voice)
Obi-Wan Kenobi Alec Guinness
Emperor Palpatine Ian McDiarmid
Yoda Frank Oz (voice)
Director Richard Marquand
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray