When the original Star Wars debuted in 1977, the Toronto Star’s critic Clyde Gilmour called it “one of the most enjoyable movies ever made,” one that was destined to clean up at the box office and spawn sequels.
“This is a victorious demonstration of the sort of spell-binding fantasy that only the movies can deliver,” Gilmour wrote of the movie, now known by its full title, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. “It also proves anew that ticket-buyers young and old in this jaded era will still respond to a strong and simple story about good versus evil with the good guys winning.”
Find the full review below. (Hit the icon on the bottom right-hand corner for a fullscreen view.)
Star Wars review from 1977 by Clyde Gilmour