Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Synopsis
A youth (Mark Hamill) and his allies (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher) fight dark forces.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Star Wars' has three crucial elements going for it and they've traveled time like troopers -- it's a terrifically entertaining war story,...
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San Francisco Examiner

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A marvelous child of Star Wars technology, the advanced sound design makes a celebratory re-viewing of George Lucas' legendary, 20-year-old...
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Washington Post

The aerial dogfight Dykstra and Stears have helped Lucas perfect as his climactic piece de resistance looks more exciting than its...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If I were asked to say with certainty which movies will still be widely known a century or two from now, I would list "2001,'' "The Wizard...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Like all great craftsmen, Lucas has managed to fashion this material in a manner that not only honors the original sources, but makes it...
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Variety

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A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action...
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TV Guide

Star Wars brought back for a new generation many of the most attractive elements of studio-era moviemaking, and it did so in breathless...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Star Wars is not a great movie in the sense that it describes the human condition. It simply is a fun picture that will appeal to those who...
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Film Threat

By Chris Gore
Let's discuss those extra four minutes for a second, shall we? I found them incredibly distracting. [Special Edition]
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Still packs an entertaining punch with its blend of old-movie formulas, new-age philosophies, and video-game visuals. A small amount of new...
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One of the greatest films in cinematic history!

By HamillPriceFoleyGuy
Not only did this film redefine the way we view movies, it redefined the way we create them! George Lucas, along with Steven Spielberg, helped redefine the summer blockbuster and bring in another age...

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

By jwelch5742
It was great film. It got great Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound mixing, sound effects Editing, Film Editing, Visual Effects and wonderful Original Score....

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By lord-o-movies
great movie a great movie great movie great movie great movie it was uh.....pretty good...

The Evolution of Today's Visual Effects

By roberson2013
Very Influential movie that was very worthy of its Best Picture nomination....

Five Word Review

By Afsan
Fantastic Exciting Thrilling Classic Fun...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.
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