Rogue One

2016 film directed by Gareth Edwards

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (or just Rogue One) is an American science fiction movie. It was released worldwide in December 2016. A Lucasfilm movie, it is directed by Gareth Edwards. It was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy with the story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Official logo
Directed byGareth Edwards
Screenplay by
Story by
Based onCharacters
by George Lucas
Produced by
CinematographyGreig Fraser
Edited by
Music by
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10) (Pantages Theatre)
  • December 16, 2016 (2016-12-16) (United States)
Running time
133 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$200 million[1][2]
Box office$1.056 billion[1]

It is the first movie in the Star Wars anthology series.[3] The story follows Jyn Erso, daughter of the unwilling designer of the Galactic Empire's super-weapon the Death Star. Her mission is to get the diagram so it can be destroyed.

Critical response


James Dyer of Empire Magazine gave the film 4 stars, saying "The ultimate Star Wars fan film, it's short on whimsy but when it gets going there's enough risk-taking and spectacle to bode well for future standalones".[4] Amy Nicholson of MTV gave the film a C-, saying "Audiences once packed theaters to gawk at the future; now, it's to soak in the past. The emphasis is on packing in as much nostalgia as possible and tersely editing it together to resemble a film".[5] IGN's Eric Goldman gave the film a 9/10, stating "The film offers a remarkable recreation of the original Star Wars' world, while exploring this universe from a different, edgier perspective than is the norm".[6] Matthew Pejkovic of Matt's Movie Reviews scored the film a 4/5, saying "Earns its intergalactic stripes as a Star Wars spin-off of visual gumption and gritty action filmmaking, securing its place as the glue between trilogies in this ever expanding space saga".[7] Mark Dujsik of Mark Reviews Movies gave the film a 2/4, stating "We're used to the characters in this series existing primarily as archetypes. The characters here, though, barely qualify as archetypes".[8]


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  2. "Rogue One: could Disney want to cap the success of Star Wars spin-off?". The Guardian. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. "Disney confirms Star Wars anthology movie for 2020". The Guardian. September 22, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. James Dyer. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Empire. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  5. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story You've Seen Before". MTV News. Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  6. Eric Goldman (2016-12-13). "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  7. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Film Review | Matt's Movie Reviews". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  8. "Mark Reviews Movies: ROGUE ONE". Retrieved 2017-03-12.

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