Paul Elliott’s review published on Letterboxd:
This third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga", is a sloppy banquet of a movie that negligently initiates new components whimsically along with new characters that scarcely have an opportunity to be introduced adequately. It's a saddening liquidation of the saga, and perhaps it was an improbable assignment for J. J. Abrams to make a good movie after retaking possession following the absurdity of the disunited consequences of the challenging and new themes of Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi.
The most significant problem is that in Abrams pandering to please everybody, he's plausibly not completely satisfying anyone, and that the cataclysmic back-peddling on many of the ideas introduced by Johnson’s movie, together with the new disclosures about particular characters, give the suspicion of feeble fan hypotheses than satisfying movements of the narrative. However, The Rise of Skywalker does have occasional moments, and the small compensation is that it does include some decent performances, particularly from Adam Driver, but ultimately this sagas climax is inherently nowhere near as stimulating as it should have been and finishes with a severely disappointed sigh.