Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

May 19, 1999 PG 2h 16m

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for r...

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5 / 10 Verdict: So-So
Avg. Rating: 5 # of Ratings: 11 # of Reviews: 4

Overall Rating

5 / 10 Verdict: So-So
Avg. Rating: 5 # of Ratings: 11 # of Reviews: 4

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Director: George Lucas



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  • Star Wars The Phantom Menace chooses the dark side by plaguing itself in an unrendered CGI extravaganza. The now dubbed "Original Trilogy" features three of the grandest space operas in cinematic history. A family affair that transcended across th... Read the full review »
  • It's no secret that The Phantom Menace has some problems. This prequel trilogy was conceived, not as a satisfying final puzzle piece for decades-long Star Wars fans, but as a kid-friendly moneymaker intended to replenish George Lucas's post-divorc... Read the full review »
  • JRhagan


    5 / 10
    Phantom Menace is a disappointing film. It captures little of the hope and excitement that was so evident and loved in the original trilogy. The dialogue is rubbish, and the film relies on the premature cgi way too much; charters like Jar Jar Bink... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: What's interesting about George Lucas' Star Wars prequels is that they're about people trying to do good in a system of power, war and bureaucracy which makes things almost impossible, and you certainly get glimpses of that in 'The P... Read the full review »

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