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      Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

      PG Now Playing 2 hr. 4 min. Sci-Fi Adventure Action Fantasy TRAILER for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Trailer 2 List
      95% 111 Reviews Tomatometer 97% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse). Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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      Dark, sinister, but ultimately even more involving than A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels.

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      Khris watching it in a theater proves that a movie thats 40 years old is still better than the sequel trilogy Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/25/22 Full Review Suzan L Nice to be back at the movies with safety measures in place. Classic films being shown, so I got to see Empire Strikes Back in the theatre for the first in years. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/15/21 Full Review Jim M he Star Wars movies are the best movie franchise ever made hands down! You will laugh and cry and some times at the same time with strong messages for humanity! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Tate Dean H this movie is the goat Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Chanr3y k Another Great movie to the star wars saga, it's even an improvement from its predecessor, with a much more dark tone than the original, and one of the most iconic plot twists of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Hayden L Where do I begin? This movie is definitely one of the best movies of all time. It brings back most of the characters from the original movie, is set 3 years after A New Hope, has a great plot, great cast, great characters and is just such an iconic movie overall. In this movie we get the whole package! It has one of the best lightsaber duels in Star Wars, arguably the most iconic line in cinema history and arguably the biggest plot twist of all time. This movie leaves you wanting more which the audience waited 3 years for. You are on the edge of your seat the whole team and the whole experience is fantastic. Overall, the greatest thing to come out of Star Wars and probably one of the greatest movies of all time. 5/5 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Richard Combs Sight & Sound That story counts for less than gimmicks, and characters less than both, might be judged from the lack of resonance in the one narrative revelation, concerning Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Dec 16, 2019 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press The Empire Strikes Back Displays the same soaring imagination that made Star Wars a filmmaking classic; most other space movies seem clunky and earthbound in comparison. Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Bruce McCabe Boston Globe This is a respectable sequel to Star Wars but not as good. Apr 27, 2018 Full Review Christian Eulinberg InSession Film This is one of the best climaxes that movies can offer and receives all of the respect it deserves. Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Matt Neal Movies Ate My Life Whereas A New Hope's greatest triumphs are in its storytelling, its groundbreaking special FX, and its remarkable legacy, Empire has all that and one extra key ingredient - emotion. Sep 23, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies “Empire” launched Star Wars to heights that neither George Lucas or the world could have expected. And for many kids in the early 80s (like me), “Empire” etched Star Wars so deeply into from our childhoods that it left a permanent mark. Rated: 5/5 Aug 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).
      Director
      Irvin Kershner
      Executive Producer
      George Lucas
      Screenwriter
      George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, Leigh Brackett
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Lucasfilm Ltd.
      Rating
      PG (Sci-Fi Action Violence)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 21, 1980, Wide
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Nov 19, 1982
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 10, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $291.9M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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