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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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January 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/4
December 5, 2003
The special effects wizardry seen in Star Wars is put in aid of a pure 1930s space opera pulp story . . .
October 1, 2003
Those of us who were old enough to catch the film as kids the first time around may even find an unexpected lump in their throats as the nostalgia gates bust wide open and Vader gets his, once again, on that giant, silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 30, 2003
What's fascinating from a cinematic point of view is the magnificently derivative nature of the film. It's an enormous summary of characters, styles, and plot points that surveys 40 years of film history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 6, 2003
Gloriously directed by George Lucas, this mind-bending space fantasy incorporates Flash Gordon, 2001, Planet of the Apes and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and tops them with enough ingenious special effects.
February 4, 2003
Like many people from my generation, Star Wars is not just a favorite film, but an almost spiritual experience from childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
It works, because it is now what it was then: a triumph of the imagination.
September 10, 2002
I can't deny that this is one of the most important and influential movies ever made, and there is more fun stuff in this film than in most.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 29, 2002
a lot of fun, but not a movie that particularly rewards repeated watchings... once every 20 years or so isn't too often.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
July 9, 2002
It is, all in all, hard to think of a place or an age group that would not respond to the enthusiastic inventiveness with which Lucas has enshrined his early loves.
April 17, 2002
This film was a cultural turning point and continues to be.
December 4, 2001
Simplemente, y hablando de la cinta: The Force will be with you, always.
| Original Score: 100/100
August 1, 2001
Despite being over-hyped, over-marketed, and fairly flawed, Star Wars remains one of the most memorable and glorious fantasies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2001
a communal experience, best seen on the big screen with a large group of enthusiastic people
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
[Star Wars] is the most elaborate, most expensive, most beautiful movie serial ever made.
January 1, 2000
Like some indefatigable King of the Hill, it stands alone and triumphant, regardless of the many imitators that assail its position.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
If you want to see the movie that made mild diversion for ten-year-old boys the model of commercial filmmaking, ruling out nuanced characterization and emotions that last longer than 20 seconds, this is where to look.
January 1, 2000
Lucas fills his screen with loving touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A dynamic entertainment, efficiently and exuberantly setting up its mythic tale of heroes and villains, rebels and rogues, princesses and monsters, good and evil.
January 1, 2000
Backgrounds in some sequences are now more populated than they were, and it's fun to see all the creatures that make up the "wretched hive of scum and villainy" that Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi describes.
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