Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceTwo Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old gloryKeywords:
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Directors of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"George LucasBirthdate: 14 May 1944, Modesto, California, USA
Creators of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"George LucasBirthdate: 14 May 1944, Modesto, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"Joe Holleman St. Louis Post-DispatchDecember 14, 2015
The movie is fun, for the most part, and several scenes are as good or better than anything Lucas created in the original films. The human characters, however, are not nearly as interesting as those in the earlier episodes.Joe Morgenstern Wall Street JournalNovember 16, 2015
What I can't comprehend is why the political details had to be so tedious and abstract. Will the kids of our nation and the world truly be titillated by trade wars and the spectacle of a do-nothing Senate?David Edelstein SlateNovember 16, 2015
Look, I wanted to love The Phantom Menace, too. I was an adolescent boy and would enjoy being one again for a couple of hours. But the movie has a way of deflating all but the most delusional of hopes.Andrew SarrisNovember 16, 2015
Mr. Lucas is not without a certain technocratic sagacity, but I don't think he's communicating even with the young as astutely as he once did.Jay Carr Boston GlobeNovember 16, 2015
Character and personality take a back seat on this ride.John Anderson NewsdayFebruary 10, 2012
"Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" got dismissive reviews in 1999, and it deserves the same today. But you probably know that.Tim Brayton Antagony & EcstasyJune 05, 2016
It is not remotely devoid of value. It's just that none of this value comes from plot, character, or capacity to provide entertainment.David Nusair Reel Film ReviewsDecember 17, 2015
The saga begins with this relentlessly erratic installment...Evan Williams The AustralianDecember 15, 2015
Everything in Phantom Menace exists in a bright noisy vacuum.Ray Pride NewcityDecember 14, 2015
What if it had been good? What if it had been a movie?Jeffrey Lyles Lyles' Movie FilesDecember 11, 2015
'The Phantom Menace' is definitely the major reason most fans, even prequel apologists like myself, don't watch the Star Wars saga in chronological order.Kate Muir Times (UK)November 16, 2015
Do kids really want to follow a plot about intergalactic trade embargoes?
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