Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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December 12, 2017
A boy's adventure yarn in the most traditional, unabashedly entertaining sense.
December 12, 2017
Oh, the astronomical audiences; oh, the mundane story; oh, the over-cute little robots (one fat, one thin); oh, the vapid actors, the galactic shootouts; oh, the brilliant technology and oh, the boredom of it all.
December 12, 2017
Star Wars is, indeed, a movie that dares to be different, not only in setting, but in theme at a time when imagination has surrendered to realism in motion pictures. If you don't enjoy Star Wars, you are not as young at heart as you think you are.
December 12, 2017
It's a "fun movie", as they say. Meaning that it doesn't mean anything, it's a superior, pop plaything to play with, to be innocently enjoyed and thrown away like a four-dollar comic book.
December 12, 2017
I haven't had as much fun at a movie in years. With its technical wizardry, high-velocity storytelling and spirited good humor, Star Wars dazzles the child in us.
November 20, 2017
"A new hope" is very important at a historical level and in terms of technological innovation, but it is also a great adventure and fantasy story... [Full review in Spanish]
June 13, 2016
For two hours and one minute it takes you on a "heavenly" romp. Don't miss it.
June 5, 2016
A hell of a drug, the kind of movie that seems almost purposely designed to convince all but the most jaded members of its audience of the expressive power of the medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 6, 2016
It's a near timeless milestone in cinema that lives up to its legacy as a simple, exciting, and fun science fiction fantasy.
December 21, 2015
Star Wars is nothing short of pure unadulterated entertainment, something that has been sorely lacking in a great majority of recent films.
December 21, 2015
Tender loving care abounds in the production... The casting is great, with the inexperienced giving it a naivety that is essential to the story, and the veterans a rock-solid identification with evil (Cushing) and good (Guinness).
December 20, 2015
An epic intergalactic masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4
December 17, 2015
...a stirring introduction to such legendary figures as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2015
It must be nice to be able to spend $8-million to fulfil your childhood fantasies. George Lucas has that much money because of the tremendous success of his last movie, American Graffiti, and he spent it both wisely and well on Star Wars.
December 15, 2015
Filmmakers have tried for decades, but they can't make a better space saga. It's the perfect stand-alone science fiction film that's only rivaled by its darker sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
December 15, 2015
George Lucas, who brought us those memorable kids in American Graffiti, is back with Star Wars -- a film that would captivate the Mel's Drive-In crowd as well as enchant the kid in all of us.
December 15, 2015
It's a throwback to that more innocent kind of film, where you know who's good and who's bad, where you boo the villain and cheer the hero...The movie makes fun of those clichés, but director George Lucas must love them too, because he makes them work.
December 15, 2015
Star Wars is not a film to be written about, it's an experience. It's that rare experience for both adults and kids that shortchanges neither. Go -- and enjoy.
December 14, 2015
The special effects and technical achievement are the greatest ever. Lucas and company have created an unusual and diverse universe and put it before our eyes.Not once is there a feeling of unnaturalness or fakery.
December 14, 2015
The film was made with obvious relish by everyone involved, and it guarantees a mindlessly happy two hours to all who take the time to see it.
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