Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

audience Reviews

, 59% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Though the movie is heavily reliant upon world building and character placement, its execution holds up better than that of its successor. If you can look past the childish humor and some stiff moments, it's a good start to the story.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    After watching the sequels I have a new appreciation for the prequels.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Jar Jar gives this movie a bad rap, maybe rightfully so. But it's not all bad. It was the first time we got to see the Jedi in their prime and it was awesome. The duel of the fates is probably the most memorable lightsaber duel (and musical score) in all of Star Wars.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    It has its problems but its easily the best, most complete movie of the prequels and far better than any of the Disney stuff.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The most underrated Star Wars film of all 6.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Less Portman would have moved this to 6 stars.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Sale Darth maul, eso para mí lo dice todo
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    The prequels had a good and interesting plot but a rough execution.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I was very young when this movie came out originally, unable to comprehend. I caught a screening for the 25th anniversary. I will say this, it is not the best prequel. If you look at it through the lens from what we have had the last 10 years from Disney, you respect it. When I watched it in the theater, I had the child-like wonder, like it was a universe without motives and derivative storytelling. I feel that it holds up, It does have its moments where you remember why it is some peoples' least favorite. I believe a lot of people would go back to this universe in a heartbeat. George Lucas was truly original and a head of his time, most times worked. Best I can give is 4/5.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    One of the best parts is John Williams his score. Acting is decent enough but act 2 has some big moments things drag on story wise and the lines that actors are given can be bad.