Star Wars: The Acolyte Rotten Tomatoes score is here

The new Star Wars series, The acolyteis now streaming with the first two episodes on Disney+, and both the Rotten Tomatoes Score and Audience Score are now available.

Currently with 64 reviews, the Rotten Tomatoes Score is up 88%.

The series just went live in less than an hour, but fans are already not liking it as the Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score is currently at 48%, the lowest for Star Wars on Disney+. It’s also the third lowest score among Star Wars fans overall, with only The Last Jedi (41%) and the 2008 Clone wars (40%) lower.

See what the negative reviews say below.

For comparison, the scores for the previous Star Wars show: Ahsoka (86/69), Andor (96/86), Obi Wan (82/62), Boba Fett (66/53), The Mandalorian (90/78).

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The acolyte Rotten Tomatoes (screenshot)
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First two episodes decent and then all downhill?

An early response has revealed that the first two episodes aren’t that bad, but from episode three onwards the series really goes downhill and kills Star Wars.

My friend saw the first two episodes on Monday at a fan screening in Los Angeles, and that pretty much matches what he told me.

To get fans excited, The Wrap also tweeted for Pride Month The acolyte is “perhaps the happiest Star Wars yet.”

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What do the negative reviews say?

The show pulls back from the boldest possibilities in a way that suggests the heavy hand of brand management, stripping away anything that could rock the boat. – Slate

This is the first Star Wars series to exude a Star Trek: The Next Generation vibe. It doesn’t help that the show’s momentum can be sluggish, with too many boring pit stops for exposition, even when episodes are only 32 to 42 minutes long. – Seattle Times

Full of logical fallacies, lame dialogue, and nonsensical plots, “Acolyte” feels completely like a play with the worst elements of the prequel trilogy, which many hardcore fans love to hate, even 25 years later. – USA today

Among the familiar attributes, the deep-seated appeal that Star Wars can evoke in its best moments does not manifest itself. Characters speak in platitudes about loss, grief, loyalty and revenge, and the cast mainly works down to the level of dialogue. – New York Times

It’s good to see another Star Wars project that, like Andor, questions some of the franchise’s fundamental assumptions. In terms of entertainment, the first half of The Acolyte is unfortunately a lot closer to The Book of Boba Fett. – Rolling stone

Even a seasoned Jedi master would lose patience with the latest Disney+ addition to the canon, which focuses on twins, revenge and… zzzzz. – Rolling stone

Yet another example of the fact that not all sagas have to last indefinitely – especially not through formulaic prequels. – The daily beast

Star Wars: The Acolyte unfortunately lives up to the hype as a series that will divide fans. Problems lie in the execution of the plot, the overall portrayal of the characters, the Star Wars universe, and puzzling inconsistencies in the use of the Force. – Filmweb

The new Star Wars series benefits from its signature action choreography, but is outweighed by its storytelling. – AkhilArora.com