Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What places it a sizable cut about the routine is its spectacular visual effects, the best since Stanley Kubrick's 2001."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"A grand and glorious film that may well be the smash hit of 1977, and certainly is the best movie of the year so far."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Endlessly imitated but never rivalled, this opening instalment of George Lucas's original space trilogy dresses up the timeless tale of good versus evil with ground-breaking special effects and a dazzling array of intergalactic characters."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Like it or not, Star Wars is a seminal movie that began a whole cycle of sci-fi works and also launched the careers of many actors and craftsmen."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It is a sweeping epic with classical themes lifted from the teachings of Joseph Campbell, but it maintains strong central characters."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"There's no breather in the picture, no lyricism; the only attempt at beauty is in the double sunset."
‑ Pauline Kael, New Yorker
"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."
‑ A.D. Murphy, Variety
"All in all, it is an outrageously successful, what will be called a "classic," compilation of nonsense, largely derived but thoroughly reconditioned."
‑ Robert Hatch, The Nation
"First of a sci-fi phenomenon, #4 in the series."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"After Star Wars, movies not only spawned profitable kids' toys; they merged with kids' toys, and basically became toys themselves."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"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."
‑ Penelope Gilliatt, New Yorker
"Has distinct limitations, but the current return to a cinema of spectacle and wonder is wholly encouraging."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with older kids."
‑ Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
"Lucas consegue imprimir energia à direção e estabelece seus personagens como figuras imediatamente icônicas, mesmo que, aqui e ali, seus péssimos diálogos comprometam a experiência."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It has shaped our imaginations, our inner worlds. The series may be over at last, but the Force will be with us always."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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