Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Reviews

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January 1, 2000
This isn't a film that will change history the way the first Star Wars did 22 years ago.
January 1, 2000
There is a sense of discovery in scene after scene of The Phantom Menace.
January 1, 2000
By purporting to be yet-another-episode in a larger saga it has franchised itself, a thought that is sure to get the critical bile rising
January 1, 2000
Being amazed has never been this boring.
January 1, 2000
Story. Character. They used to mean something to George Lucas.
January 1, 2000
With ripping action, oddball aliens and three times the digital effects of any previous movie, The Phantom Menace generally lives up to the most eager anticipation of any movie since Gone With the Wind.
January 1, 2000
It sustains the gee-whiz spirit of the series and offers a swashbuckling extragalactic getaway, creating illusions that are even more plausible than the kitchen-raiding raptors of Jurassic Park.
January 1, 2000
Who would have guessed that The Phantom Menace would be so incoherent, so completely bereft of a grand adventure's surging thrills?
January 1, 2000
I'm glad I saw this movie. You'll be glad you did too. It's an amazing adventure into technology and glitz.
January 1, 2000
Eye candy isn't a reward in and of itself -- it has to be backed by substance.
January 1, 2000
The lack of emotion is glaring.
January 1, 2000
Perfecto ejemplo de cómo la imaginación puede traspasar fronteras y edades
January 1, 2000
This isn't so much a movie as a two-hour special-effects demonstration reel.
January 1, 2000
This pumped-up prequel is an essential history lesson fueled by a numbing sense of magic and myth.
January 1, 2000
It's an extremely enjoyable movie, blending imagination with technology and creating visual eye candy, wrapped up in a lightweight but enjoyable story.
January 1, 2000
Star Wars of the next generation!
January 1, 2000
Lucas has made a deal with the devil, trading strong characterization and narrative for visual indulgence and verbal convolution.
January 1, 2000
The Phantom Menace takes twists and turns you don't expect.
January 1, 2000
Thoroughly entertaining!
January 1, 2000
Pure adventure!
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