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Star Wars: A New Hope

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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: 106
  • Fresh: 99
  • Rotten: 7
  • 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: This friendliness is the key emotion in this clean, clever, entertaining movie by a gifted and developing artist. It's a feeling that crackles in the sensational special effects. – Jack Kroll, Newsweek, May 26, 2017

Fresh: 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, Jan 14, 2013

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

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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.


Star Wars: A New Hope
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1977

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  1. Star Wars: Six Movie Collection, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.