Jump to content

Our Picks

Top content from across the community, hand-picked by us.

The arrival of Solo: A Star Wars Story has been eagerly anticipated, but critic reviews are now pouring in following the star studded premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Reviews so far have been mixed, but generally favourable, which seems about right for a new Star Wars release, but the real test will come when the film opens to fans on 25 May (24 May in the UK).

 

New York Times branded the film "the usual galactic mayhem", saying that Solo answers many of the questions that you never asked, and ScreenRant called it solidly entertaining with a few surprises along the way.

"Family friendly action" was The BBC's appraisal, who said that it ticks all the boxes, and Forbes said that the film opens up a whole new new corner of the Star Wars universe with a pure dose of adrenaline.

Rolling Stone applauds Alden Ehrenreich for "upholding his end of the bargain" in portraying the titular scoundrel, but felt that the movie plays it way too safe.

AV Club were less impressed, saying that Solo was "intellectual property unconvincingly arranged into the shape of a movie", while The Times claimed that the film was "devoid of ideas".

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently sitting at 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • 0 replies

We're playing Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes - why not join us?
  • 62 replies

Whether you are a long-time supporter of Galactic Basic or a newcomer, as long as you have a love of Star Wars, a passion for community, and a small amount of free time each week we'd be glad to have you on board.
  • 0 replies

We keep you updated with the facts of Episode IX - not the rumours!
  • 0 replies

We've got a really good feeling about this!
  • 0 replies

  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?

    Sign Up
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.