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Star Wars: A New Hope

HD   PG Closed Captioning AD

George Lucas

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About the Movie

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 113
  • Fresh: 105
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 8.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [Star Wars] will undoubtedly emerge as one of the true classics in the genre of science fiction/fantasy films. In any event, it will be thrilling audiences of all ages for a long time to come. – Ron Pennington, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 23, 2015

Fresh: Some of Lucas' scriptwriting is clever, a hip updating of the stilted language of the old Flash Gordon serials. Also, the film is dotted with weird-looking creatures who might have stepped out of the pages of a Marvel comic book. – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, Nov 3, 2015

Fresh: If anybody wondered where Lucas has been since the release nearly four years ago of American Graffiti, the answer is at hand. Star Wars... is the most exciting picture to be released this year -- exciting as theater and exciting as cinema. – John L. Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 9, 2015

Fresh: Star Wars is not a film to be written about, it's an experience. It's that rare experience for both adults and kids that shortchanges neither. Go -- and enjoy. – Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe, Dec 12, 2017

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Customer Reviews

The force is with us!

I can now always have Luke with me where ever I go. Thanks Disney!!!

Used to be a classic

This movie was a classic until Lucas had to ruin them all!!! Doesn't men the whole movie is messed up there is still a lot of great stuff in this movie and also the other 2!!!! Ones and by two i men empire and Jedi

The greatest movie ever.