Is Star Wars: The Last Jedi the most divisive in the saga?

12/19/2017 Matt Chambers 2 Comments

I haven't seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet, I plan to over the holidays, but I've read a few reviews and noticed how different the reviews seem.  Some reviews say the movie is great while others don't offer as much praise.  I took a look at the critic and audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and there is definitely a large variance between the ratings of critics and the audience for the latest film.

I wanted to visualize all of the films in a small multiple view so that we can see how the ratings of the other films compare.  4 of the films fall within +-5% variance while there are a few like Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi where the audience and critics scores vary up to 15%.  However, we see the largest variance in The Last Jedi; a variance of 37%.


  1. This is a great way of visualizing and telling the story!

    There were definitely some things I liked about The Last Jedi, but for me, the jury is out until I see how they wrap up the story. (And if there's one thing we know, it's that J.J. Abrams knows how to resolve a story in a satisfying way... right?...)

    1. Thanks Joshua! I hope to see it over the holidays.