Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. See the first fateful steps in the journey of Anakin Skywalker. Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
721 Ratings
721 Ratings

54% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6/10
  • Fresh 119
  • Rotten 100

Critics Consensus: Burdened by exposition and populated with stock characters, The Phantom Menace gets the Star Wars prequels off to a bumpy -- albeit visually dazzling -- start.

8+ COMMON SENSE

Kid-centric but violent prequel lacks originals' energy.

Information

Studio
Lucasfilm
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1, Dolby 7.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Bulgarian (Subtitles), Croatian (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Estonian (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Icelandic (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Latvian (Subtitles), Lithuanian (Subtitles), Malay (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Romanian (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Ukrainian (Subtitles), Vietnamese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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