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SPOILER-FREE Reviews For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Are In — Have The Critics Joined The Dark Side?!

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We can't wait another parsec! Wait, that's distance, isn't it…

We're less than two days away from the most anticipated movie of all time, which means the critics are busy pushing out their reviews on the latest Star Wars movie!

As you may have heard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens already set the world record for advance tickets thanks to the $100 million it made in pre-purchase sales… but box office numbers don't always translate to critical acclaim.

Related: Celebs Recreate Their Fave Star Wars Moments!

So… what did the industry's top critics think of the J.J. Abrams epic??

We rounded up the words of some of the biggest reviewers. Get a taste (below)!

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Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Sing An A Capella Star Wars Medley With The Cast Of The Force Awakens! Wake Up With The Force Here!

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Watch out, Pentatonix!

Jimmy Fallon is pulling out all the stops in anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and in doing so, he produced what MUST become another viral hit!

With the help of The Roots and the cast of The Force Awakens, the late night host put together an AH-Mazing Tonight Show a cappella installment featuring John Williams' classic scores from the films!

The mashup starts with Jimmy and The Roots singing the fan-favorite Main Title song, when franchise newbies Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac pop up to join in!

Photos: Han, Luke, & Leia Reunite At Star Wars Premiere!

Then the dark side takes over to sing The Imperial March, with the help of Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie — along with a clan of Stormtroopers!

Taking on the Cantina theme song is R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, Chewbacca, and Lupita Nyong'o!

Everyone joins in for the big finale, including Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford! No Luke Skywalker though — we guess Mark Hamill has his own Jedi solo coming out soon?

Ch-ch-check out the awesome video (below) to get the force pumping through your veins!

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Watch Lupita Nyong'o Impersonate Animals For Ellen DeGeneres — And Reveal Her VERY Secret Audition For Star Wars!

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How did she not know?!

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show today to chat about her upcoming mega blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While the Oscar winner was on the show, Ellen asked about the auditioning process for Star Wars at which point Lupita revealed:

"It was crazy. I accepted this audition … and I didn't really know what I was auditioning for. I knew I was going in for J.J. [Abrams], but I was so busy."

The 32-year old actress then went on to talk about her motion capture role in the film and how difficult it was to eat!

Related: Lupita Nyong'o's Princess Leia-Inspired Hair Is AH-Mazing!

Once work talk was over, the two ladies had a little fun and got a play a HIGHlarious game of Heads Up, in which Nyong'o had to act out various animals for the talk show host to guess!

Ch-ch-check out the revealing interview and the wacky and wild game (below)!

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Lupita Nyong'o's Princess Leia-Inspired Hair Is Out Of This Freakin' WORLD!

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Lupita Nyong'o has outdone herself again!

The actress was at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in LA on Monday looking like the brightest shining star!

Related: Lupita Dazzles At Star Wars Mexico Premiere

Dressed in a green and silver embellished Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown with black banding and carrying an Edie Parker clutch, Lupita was her usual regal and radiant self.

But the dress took a backseat to her absolutely amazing and ingenious hair!

Taking inspiration from Princess Leia's iconic bun hairstyle, the 32-year-old rocked a totally cool donut 'do!

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Lupita Nyong'o Dazzles Mexico City In Two Sleek & Stunning Dresses For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Lupita attends fan events in Mexico City.

Prepare for major Lupita Nyong'o appearances this month!

The actress is traveling all over the world for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres and events, making a stop on Tuesday in Mexico City.

Related: J.J. Abrams Addresses Lupita's Role Rumors

During the film's photocall early in the day, Lupita embraced one of Pantone's chosen colors of 2016 in a light blue Roland Mouret dress with coral straps.

We adore her in bright colors and this dress is definitely a winner!

At a fan event later on, the 32-year-old gave a nod to the movie's futuristic vibe with a shiny silver Louis Vuitton dress styled with a black belt and sandals.

Very robot chic! LOLz!

Just imagine — the really big premieres are yet to come! Can YOU handle it???

[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]

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J.J. Abrams Shoots Down Rumors He Cut Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Role For Not Being 'Satisfactory' — Get The REAL Story Here!

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There's a reason they're called rumors!

As you may have heard, UK paper The Sun reported Tuesday that Lupita Nyong'o's role in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been "massively cut in the finished edit."

Related: Harrison Ford Explains How 'A F*cking Door' Broke His Leg!

We were shocked to hear the news — considering she's an Oscar-winner — but a source was confident the story was true, telling the tabloid:

"There was a general sense that something wasn't working so a lot of her scenes ended up being either reworked or cut."

Well, it's a good thing that director J.J. Abrams has Lupita's back, because he just shot all those rumors down, telling Page Six:

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Lupita Nyong'o Glows For Elle UK & Confesses Being 'Devastated' By Racism As A Child

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Lupita Nyong'o covers Elle UK.

It's like we're back in time to when Lupita Nyong'o was campaigning for her Oscar!

So many covers!!!

Related: Lupita Sparkles For Essence

The Star Wars actress is EVERYWHERE right now, and we are definitely not complaining. After her Rhapsody and Essence covers, the 32-year-old has scored yet another major front page for Elle UK's January issue.

Dressed in a floral one-shoulder gown and with minimal makeup, the star looks as radiant as we've come to expect.

She also gets into some important topics for the interview portion.

Read on for HIGHlights!

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