Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Lists: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Space journey, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire."

Overall Ranking: 195 (Rank from 1977: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 67.86%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 3.57%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
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JR B96
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Harvey Gardner90
Jester Smiles85
Sir M Hayes XIV85
David Baruffi80
J Bumgardner80
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
J Collins80
Bryan Lienesch80 - It initially had to set up the story for three movies, which explains the long, somewhat slow beginning. The end is the stuff of film legend, though.
Adam Shaftoe75
Patrick Devitt70
CinemaVisitor Erik65
Gorgon Reviews61

People Involved

  • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
  • Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa)
  • Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
  • Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin)
  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
  • Kenny Baker (R2-D2)
  • Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • David Prowse (Darth Vader)
  • James Earl Jones (Darth Vader (voice))
  • Phil Brown (Uncle Owen)
  • Shelagh Fraser (Aunt Beru)
  • Roger Lloyd-Pack (Advisor to Grand Moff Tarkin)
  • William Hootkins (Jek Tono Porkins (Red Six))
  • Malcolm Tierney (Lt. Shann Childsen)
  • George Lucas (Director)
  • George Lucas (Director)
  • George Lucas (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Original Star Wars Trilogy
  • Harrison Ford and The Essential Action Flicks