James Dudfield’s review published on Letterboxd:
That was pretty great. Despite being the longest film in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi delivers breathtaking action, clever comedy and crowd pleasing/emotional moments.
In my opinion, this is definitely a step in the right direction for future Star Wars films. The tone was darker than The Force Awakens, yet it did have its fare share of lighthearted moments.
Rian Johnson's direction is much like Abrams', the camera is hardly ever still. Some of the shots in the final battle were gorgeous and they gave me goosebumps.
The performances were pretty good all round, with Adam Driver being a highlight once again (as well as my favourite character). Some of the weaker performances included Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley (I believe she has gotten worse since TFA idk).
In terms of pacing, the film is very engaging for the first two thirds, but suffers in it's third.
All in all, I had a fantastic time at the cinemas and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.