Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Movie 1977
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is an action, adventure and fantasy film that was released in 1977. It starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and was directed by George Lucas. The film centers around the story of Luke Skywalker who teams up with Jedi Knight Show more... Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rebel Alliance leader Princess Leia, two droids and Chewbacca to destroy the Galactic Empire's Death Star space station and save the galaxy.
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Pauline Kael There's no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset.
Penelope Gilliatt George Lucas, who made American Graffiti, has put together a sci-fi film that draws on any number of associations. Star Wars is both amazing and familiar.
A.D. Murphy A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly.
Derek Adams Has distinct limitations, but the current return to a cinema of spectacle and wonder is wholly encouraging.
Charles Champlin 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.
Louis B. Parks Compelling backstory, exciting action and pleasantly archetypal characters.
Sean Means A dynamic entertainment, efficiently and exuberantly setting up its mythic tale of heroes and villains, rebels and rogues, princesses and monsters, good and evil.
Stanley Kauffmann His work here seems less inventive than in THX 1138.
Peter Stack Darth Vader and his James Earl Jones voice is a bad egg no matter how much we know about his screwy upbringing.
John Hartl 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.
Jonathan Rosenbaum None of these characters has any depth, and they're all treated like the fanciful props and settings!
Gary Arnold George Lucas has made the kind of sci-fi adventure movie you dream about finding!