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

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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February 6, 2019
This is one film that exceeds its tremendous pre-release ballyhoo. Few movies have ever been so much fun to watch.
January 26, 2019
It's so fun to watch, even now I'm in my 30s and I've seen it 100 times (not literally). The characters, setting, soundtrack and story are all top-rate. Watch it: now!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 17, 2018
With iconic characters and moments, A New Hope blazed a trail for cinema and helped by being a damn fine movie too.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
January 3, 2018
It is the cinematic magic and the sense of joyous fun that makes "Star Wars" a very special film.
December 12, 2017
A boy's adventure yarn in the most traditional, unabashedly entertaining sense.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
"A New hope" is very important on a historical level and in terms of technological innovation, but it is also a great adventure and fantasy story... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
In addition to being a slickly produced and highly entertaining adventure suitable for the whole family, Star Wars is richly evocative of a whole range of old film forms.
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.
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