Star Wars: The Last Jedi has received nearly universal acclaim from critics, with some going so far as to proclaim it as the best Star Wars film ever. Audiences, however, aren't as enamored with the film, as its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes continues to plummet.
As of publication, the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for The Last Jedi is currently sitting at 57 percent based on 65,086 ratings with an average score of 3.4/5, indicating a considerably more tepid response. Conversely, 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is at 88 percent on 223,632 ratings with an average score of 4.3/5.
Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus for The Last Jedi stated that the film, which currently has a 93 percent critic score, "honors the saga's rich legacy while adding some surprising twists -- and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for." It appears many fans aren't feeling the same way.
Now in theaters, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.