Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.

Directed By George Lucas George Lucas Starring Liam Neeson Liam Neeson  •  Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman Natalie Portman  •  Jake Lloyd Jake Lloyd  •  Ian McDiarmid Ian McDiarmid Genres Action  •  Adventure  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Fantasy Adventure  •  Fantasy  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction  •  Space Adventure Studios &
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Star Wars  •  Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Lucasfilm  •  Billion-Dollar Film Club  •  The Skywalker Saga
Release Info 1999-05-19T00:00:00Z May 19, 1999
Color  •  133 minutes PG Rated PG
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Comments (14)

 
Seb

Seb on 2/24/2012 Reply  · 

crap

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/17/2013 Reply  · 

CRAP film

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 6/23/2015 Reply  · 

Meh.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/20/2015 Reply  · 

It's not the best Star Wars film, but it's tolerable.

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 10/21/2015 Reply  · 

Underrated. Does a good job of balancing the story with the action, making the ending light-saber fight much more epic.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/3/2015 Reply  · 

Couldn't agree more. It is underrated.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 4/1/2016 Reply  · 

The best Star Wars movie ever.
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APRIL FOOLS DAY!

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LandMiller

LandMiller on 4/25/2017 Reply  · 

What can I say about this movie that hasen't already been said?

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 5/12/2017 Reply  · 

Scary.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 6/5/2017 Reply  · 

Not my least favourite in the franchise but the characters are bland, there's no joy to be have, Lucas had too much creative freedom, the action is completely over the top, the CGI is unconvincing, there's an overload of exposition and it's too kiddy-ish. I'm surprised this is from the same franchise as the masterful Empire Strikes Back!

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 6/22/2017 Reply  · 

A CREEPY Star Wars film.

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 8/28/2017 Reply  · 

I like the pod racing part and the lightsaber duel part, but some of the scenes are awful.

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mrjedi

mrjedi on 12/18/2017 Reply  · 

I see flaws with this film as other fans, but I also see some of the best Star Wars moments too. It's apparent Lucas cannot write dialogue, for sure. I can't ignore parts of the movie that show true brilliance, like in special effects, sound/art design, fight choreography and movie score. John "friggin" Williams people! Don't watch this movie expecting it to be better than the original trilogy. Find other ways to appreciate it for what it is.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 12/19/2019 Reply  · 

There is very little to this movie that I actually like! The plot makes no sense. It stops and starts way too much. A kids fantasy movie about political talks, taxes and trades? The characters and dialogue is so damn bland topped with dated racial stereotypes. There are some cool ideas with the visuals but the CGI is so overused that everything looks fake. Apart from the music and maybe seeing the Jedi in their prime, there's also no redemptive qualities (even the Dual Of Fates suffers as Qiu Jon and Maul has 0 character development so I didn't find myself invested in the fight). In 2019, this movie is purely unwatchable. 3/10.

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