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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2000
It is almost as if Lucas took recognizable characters from myth and legend and then emptied them of meaning so as not to distract his audience from his spectacular sets, monsters and special effects.
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 18, 2013
There's no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset.
August 20, 2009
After Star Wars, movies not only spawned profitable kids' toys; they merged with kids' toys, and basically became toys themselves.
April 16, 2011
Star Wars will do very nicely for those lucky enough to be children or unlucky enough never to have grown up.
January 1, 2000
About the dialogue there's nothing to be said. In fact the dialogue itself can hardly be said: it sticks in the actors' mouths like peanut butter.
January 1, 2000
Star Wars is a junkyard of cinematic gimcracks not unlike the Jawas' heap of purloined, discarded, barely functioning droids.
January 3, 2018
It is the cinematic magic and the sense of joyous fun that makes "Star Wars" a very special film.
May 20, 2006
Easily the best movie in town this summer and perhaps destined to be the best of 1977.
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.
June 13, 2016
For two hours and one minute it takes you on a "heavenly" romp. Don't miss it.
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 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
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 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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