Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Critic Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
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as Luke Skywalker
as Han Solo
as Princess Leia Organa
as Ben `Obi-Wan' Kenobi
as Darth Vader
as Darth Vader
as Uncle Owen
as Aunt Beru
as Jawa Chief
as Gen. Willard
as Gen. Taggi
as Red Four (John "D")
as Red Leader
as Gold Two
as Red Three (Biggs)
as Red Two (Wedge)
as Gen. Dodonna
as Red Six (Porkins)
as Gold Leader
as Gold Five
as Gen. Motti
as Commander No. 1
as Officer in Detention Area (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
A boy's adventure yarn in the most traditional, unabashedly entertaining sense.
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.
It's a "fun movie", as they say. Meaning that it doesn't mean anything, it's a superior, pop plaything to play with, to be innocently enjoyed and thrown away like a four-dollar comic book.
I haven't had as much fun at a movie in years. With its technical wizardry, high-velocity storytelling and spirited good humor, Star Wars dazzles the child in us.
Star Wars is nothing short of pure unadulterated entertainment, something that has been sorely lacking in a great majority of recent films.
Audience Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
An all time classic and many people's favourite all time film. Well ahead of itself and launched the Star Wars series. Always entertaining, a land mark in film making!!
Created a pop culture phenomenon that probably has no equal and deservedly so as A New Hope is a classic that only gets better the more they try to expand this universe with sequels and prequels. It has a sense of wonder and discovery that no other film in the series can match. The plot is pretty simple, but the characters really make it come to life. Empire Strikes Back would expand on all the things done well in this movie, but because it was darker it wasn't as fun as this one. That's not a complaint, just an observation. A New Hope was as good of a start as you can get for a franchise.
The start of an amazing mythology, and the beginning of one of the most well known movie franchises of all time. This story tells the journey of how a young man gains knowledge of the universe he lives in, and becomes a force to be reckoned with. It is classic storytelling at it's finest. It may not have perfect dialogue, and the action is a bit weak for most of the film, but in the end, that is not at all what matters. The characters, the world, and the meaning behind everything is what really sticks out, and I love this film for that. A movie does not have to be perfect, to feel perfect. "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" is fantastic filmmaking and perfect storytelling!
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