mook’s review published on Letterboxd:
I am somewhat over New Star Wars after the rehashed The Force Awakens and the misfire of The Last Jedi. Consequently I had no real desire to see this one but, since it was available to watch on my flight, I thought I'd give it a go - and it was actually pretty good.
This is basically a Heist Movie set within the Star Wars Universe and, for me, is the sort of approach Disney should be taking with these side stories. Much like how the Marvel Cinematic Universe grafts Superhero films onto various different genres, this is what I want to see from A Star Wars Story. In fact I think a better approach to this film would've been to make it a Lando film with a Solo/Chewie cameo - there is such a thing as too many references and fan service moments.
Overall though it was decent and I am now more interested in the next spin-off rather than the main new trilogy.