Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Reviews

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 18, 2013
There's no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset.
April 16, 2011
Star Wars will do very nicely for those lucky enough to be children or unlucky enough never to have grown up.
August 20, 2009
After Star Wars, movies not only spawned profitable kids' toys; they merged with kids' toys, and basically became toys themselves.
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 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
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.