3rd viewing, and it keeps getting better. The 108-minute runtime invites the rewatching that makes it a richer film. Keep in mind, I haven't loved a Christopher Nolan film since MEMENTO. All of the features that have kept me at a distance from his work--overplotting, overlength, unnecessarily dialogue--are fixed here.
Docked a half-star for the digital bastardizations of two human faces. If I wanted to see a video game I'd play video games. It smacks of a dearth of filmmaking imagination. Think of how much more effective the end would have been if you'd only seen Leia's back and heard her voice. It's an even better alternative now, post-Carrie Fisher's death.