A handful of critics treated to early screenings of episode eight claim it is better than The Empire Strikes Back, historically seen as the favourite among film-goers.

Reviews have singled out Adam Driver, The First Order’s Kylo Ren, for his performance and warned fans to expect the biggest twist since Darth Vader revealed he was Luke’s father.

Joshua Yehl, editor of IGN Comics, said: “I am stunned by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“I gasped, I laughed, I screamed, I cried. 

Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the premiereWIREIMAGE/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

BETTER THAN EVER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been hailed as the best film of the series

Actor John Boyega with a stormtrooper.WIREIMAGE

WHAT A TROOPER: John Boyega jokes with a stormtrooper at the film premiere in London

“[Director] Rian Johnson pulled it off, making what might be the best Star Wars movie ever.”

Another critic added: “The Last Jedi is amazing.

“Gamechanging.

“Johnson delivers the best movie ever (OT excluded).  

Adam Driver at the London premiereREX/SHUTTERSTOCK

OSCAR-WORTHY: Reviews have singled out Adam Driver for his performance

Characters C3PO and R2D2 at the London premiereEPA

TWIST: Fans should expect the biggest twist since Darth Vader revealed he was Luke’s father

“And Adam Driver? Oscar worthy.

“Also the biggest twist since I am your father.”

Stars of the film, including Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega attended its London premiere last night.

The movie has a race on its hands to become the most successful at the UK box office of 2017.

The mantle is currently held by Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast which made £72.4million.

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