Star Wars 6: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars 6: Return of the Jedi Cover Art

1983 Sci-Fi

Rated PG

2 hours 16 minutes

This movie is somewhat tiring to watch.

Excitement Rating - excitement pointexcitement pointexcitement point

Notes About the Violence

The first 37 minutes are not worth watching, but after that, there are only 6 mild scenes and the overall feel of the movie is much lighter than the others due to the large number of muppets.


0 minutes
Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

It is simply not worth watching the first 37 minutes, it does to move the plot along, Han is freed, that's it. The entire 37 minutes is one big scene.

Han is freed by Leia.

Emperor arrives.

1 hour 9 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"I hope she's alright." -Luke

Dead animal is shown on a tree

"Great, Chewie, great. Always thinking with your stomach." -Han

1 hour 48 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

Hans is hot wiring a door. "I think I got it...I got it!" - Hans

Leia is shot

"It's not bad." - Leia

1 hour 53 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

Luke wails on Darth Vadar behind a staircase...then they move to a bridge,,,

Darth loses his mechanical hand.

"Never! I'll never turn to the dark side!" - Luke

1 hour 56 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

"If you will not be will be destroyed". - Emperor
This scene is almost worth is the high point in the movie and on the scale of violence is kind of low. Your call.

Emperor sends lightening through Luke, Darth kills Emporer.

Hear an explosion, Darth Vadar labored breathing.

2 hours 4 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

Luke is holding a flame to a funeral pyre.

Darth Vadar is cremated.

Hear fireworks