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22,618 Ratings

Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Directed by George Lucas
United States, 1977
Sci-Fi, Adventure

Synopsis

Farmhand Luke Skywalker must team up with the Rebel Alliance to save Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and thwart the Galactic Empire’s evil plans.

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Star Wars Directed by George Lucas

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1978 | 7 wins including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Star Wars

    The end of cinema as an art form in USA, a return to the cinema of spectacle. Step right up, folks, see the spaceships!

  • Zac Weber's rating of the film Star Wars

    I always get lost in the incredibly intricate set design. The cherry on top is, of course, the work of composer John Williams. Those who write off the film's artistic contributions seem desperate to attach high-nose critics' cliches to its legacy in an attempt to undercut the far-reaching popularity. It's okay for one to enjoy Star Wars AND the likes of Ozu and Kiarostami.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Star Wars

    '97 reissue.... ' A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...' The film that started the saga helped create the age of the blockbuster, for better or worse. The melding of 'The Hidden Fortress' with movie western clichés resulted in this box office winning audience pleaser that continues to capture the imaginations of young fry. Pretty light on script but classic moviemaking none the less. Somewhat timeless.

  • Trevor Tillman's rating of the film Star Wars

    As experimental as anything Lucas made before it in its use of editing and exposition—the lack of the latter constantly having us run to keep up with it. A thematic continuation of THX-1138 and American Graffiti in depicting man's awakening to the notion that his destiny is in his hands.

  • ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Star Wars

    Even as a child I always felt that this universe was just a mess of different influences. The acting is not quite prequel level but it's still really stilted especially Hamill and Fisher. I mean, how would you react if you found your relatives burned to a crisp. You certainly wouldn't just sigh and go back to an old hippie in a cave. Harrison Ford is the saving grace. Forgettable had it not been for it's legacy.

  • José Neves's rating of the film Star Wars

    "Desire" list. In fact, if i do not like the movie, i like two things that it reminds me: have seen in at the old Monumental cinema, a beautiful movie theater (and theater, which were actually two cinema theaters, one huge and one studio), meanwhile destroyed by urban impunity, and my teenage passion for Harrison Ford and Hammill, so beautiful and with so much illusionist energy.

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Star Wars

    In two minds here: taken as a single film this is a rollicking adventure filmed with considerable verve and charm, but the corrosive effect of the often juvenile drivel that erupted (and continues to) from Hollywood on the back of the financial success of Star Wars and its ilk reduce too much of mainstream film-making to being great monumental cubes of moulded faeces. What a phenomenal crossroads this was.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Star Wars

    Watching this film on blu-ray was a bittersweet experience. The transfer looks gorgeous but the CG elements added for the 1997 Special Editions have aged terribly. Lucas should know there's more creativity to the technical limitations filmmakers faced in the 70's and how they overcome them than someone sitting at a computer circa now, adding digital creatures to fill out background shots just for the sake of it.