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Rogue One (2016)

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The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

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Gareth Edwards

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Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Tony Gilroy (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Jyn Erso
Diego Luna ... Cassian Andor
Alan Tudyk ... K-2SO
Donnie Yen ... Chirrut Îmwe
Wen Jiang ... Baze Malbus
Ben Mendelsohn ... Orson Krennic
Guy Henry ... Governor Tarkin
Forest Whitaker ... Saw Gerrera
Riz Ahmed ... Bodhi Rook
Mads Mikkelsen ... Galen Erso
Jimmy Smits ... Bail Organa
Alistair Petrie ... General Draven
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Mon Mothma
Ben Daniels ... General Merrick
Paul Kasey ... Admiral Raddus
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Storyline

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. Written by Ryan Cullmann

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A rebellion built on hope. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,081,681, 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$532,177,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,056,057,273
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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When the shuttle lands on Scarif all of the palm trees surrounding the landing pad are coconut palms. Later an exterior shot of the shuttle shows date palms with pruned leaf bases. These palms are easily available and transplanted as mature trees as the trees in this shot were. See more »

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[first lines]
[an Imperial space shuttle flies towards a farm in Lah'mu and over a young Jyn running scared upon seeing it]
Young Jyn: [entering her house] Mama?
Lyra Erso: We know.
Galen Erso: Jyn, gather your things. It's time.
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Whoever didn't love episode 7 for any reason. This is your movie.
14 December 2016 | by speider-1See all my reviews

What a ride. This review will be filled with hyperbole, but I won't apologize.

I saw and enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 7 a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and got me back into Star Wars mode again. Rogue One, however, surprised me in probably being the best Star Wars movie produced in this millennia, and I'm being serious.

First of all, manage your expectations. Rogue One isn't a new type of cinema experience, or unique. It's also a prequel, so the story has somewhere specific it has to end up.

With that in mind, Gareth Edward's movie is pretty close to an instant classic, in my opinion. It doesn't rush along, but give us ample time to get some sense of characters and locations. It doesn't dwell on exposition, other through character, and actual plot.

This is the story about how the rebel alliance acquired the plans for the death star, and it manages to give the plot and characters in A New Hope more meaning, and gravitas.

It's hard to tell why it's so good without spoiling a story that was such a delight to experience unspoiled, so I'll sum it up really, really short:

The only negative things I have to say about Rogue One, is that two CGI characters were 99% perfect instead of 100%. That's actually the reason I withhold my last star out of 10. It'll make sense after you've seen the movie. Other than that, this is everything I hoped for, and then some.


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