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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Critic Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possiblites of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
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as Luke Skywalker
as Han Solo
as Princess Leia Organa
as Ben `Obi-Wan' Kenobi
as Darth Vader
as Darth Vader
as Uncle Owen
as Aunt Beru
as Jawa Chief
as Gen. Willard
as Gen. Taggi
as Red Four (John "D")
as Red Leader
as Gold Two
as Red Two (Wedge)
as Gen. Dodonna
as Red Six (Porkins)
as Gold Leader
as Gold Five
as Gen. Motti
as Commander No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
A gigantic, lavish, brilliantly executive old-time movie comic strip.
[Star Wars] will undoubtedly emerge as one of the true classics in the genre of science fiction/fantasy films. In any event, it will be thrilling audiences of all ages for a long time to come.
George Lucas's science fiction adventure is an exhilarating update of Flash Gordon, very much in the same half-jokey, half-earnest mood, but backed by special effects that, for once, really work and are intelligently integrated with the story.
Heavy SF readers will recognize each character, every situation by its stock number and almost feel the affection Lucas has for them. There is not the tiniest sniff of cynicism anywhere in this film.
The view of outer space is a marvelous one, awe-inspiring in its beauty, and the artists and designers who did the work... deserve as many plaudits as can be thought up.
Audience Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
It is not a perfect film--unlike its successor--but still legendary with a powerful story, engaging characters, and brilliant writing.
The most incredible special effects for the time, but the story is poorly conceived/developed and lousy acting by Fisher and Hamill. Really, if it weren't for the then-ground-breaking special effects, I'd give this a sub-par rating.
The start of an amazing mythology, and the beginning of one of the most well known movie franchises of all time. This story tells the journey of how a young man gains knowledge of the universe he lives in, and becomes a force to be reckoned with. It is classic storytelling at it's finest. It may not have perfect dialogue, and the action is a bit weak for most of the film, but in the end, that is not at all what matters. The characters, the world, and the meaning behind everything is what really sticks out, and I love this film for that. A movie does not have to be perfect, to feel perfect. "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" is fantastic filmmaking and perfect storytelling!
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Quotes
|Ben `Obi-Wan' Kenobi:||Use the Force, Luke.|
|Han Solo:||Over my dead body!|
|Princess Leia:||Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?|
|Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi:||These aren't the droids you're looking for.|
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