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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Endlessly imitated but never rivalled, this opening instalment of George Lucas's original space trilogy dresses up the timeless tale of good versus evil with ground-breaking special effects and a dazzling array of intergalactic characters.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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What places it a sizable cut about the routine is its spectacular visual effects, the best since Stanley Kubrick's 2001.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 18, 2013
Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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There's no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 18, 2013
Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker
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George Lucas, who made American Graffiti, has put together a sci-fi film that draws on any number of associations. Star Wars is both amazing and familiar.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 14, 2013
Robert Hatch
The Nation

All in all, it is an outrageously successful, what will be called a "classic," compilation of nonsense, largely derived but thoroughly reconditioned.

Full Review Source: The Nation

January 14, 2013
Matt Springer
Common Sense Media

Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with older kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

July 21, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Like it or not, Star Wars is a seminal movie that began a whole cycle of sci-fi works and also launched the careers of many actors and craftsmen.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

March 30, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

First of a sci-fi phenomenon, #4 in the series.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Lucas consegue imprimir energia à direção e estabelece seus personagens como figuras imediatamente icônicas, mesmo que, aqui e ali, seus péssimos diálogos comprometam a experiência.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 7, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is a sweeping epic with classical themes lifted from the teachings of Joseph Campbell, but it maintains strong central characters.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 4/4

November 5, 2009
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

After Star Wars, movies not only spawned profitable kids' toys; they merged with kids' toys, and basically became toys themselves.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 20, 2009
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

It has shaped our imaginations, our inner worlds. The series may be over at last, but the Force will be with us always.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A+

October 29, 2008

TIME Magazine
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A grand and glorious film that may well be the smash hit of 1977, and certainly is the best movie of the year so far.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 13, 2008
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

On the basic level of simple entertainment it succeeds as well as any film ever has.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

July 13, 2008

Film4

So, is this the best film of all time? Certainly not. But it definitely is one of the most enduring, and it's hard not to be seduced.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

March 4, 2008
A.D. Murphy
Variety
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A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 19, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Has distinct limitations, but the current return to a cinema of spectacle and wonder is wholly encouraging.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Puts most recent 'epic' blockbuster mediocrities to shame.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 15, 2005
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

One of those few films that you can expect to find in almost anyone's collection.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Lucas' trilogy earned its place in eternity not for its mechanical precision, but for its intangible qualities of inspiration and wonder.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

December 31, 2004
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