Read the Toronto Star review of the original Star...
Bookmark and Share
Dec 14, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Read the Toronto Star review of the original Star Wars movie

The Star's Clyde Gilmour made a good call when he reviewed the first Star Wars movie in 1977


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.

Good call.

“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

Toronto Star

Bookmark and Share

(0) Comment

Join The Conversation Sign Up Login

In Your Neighbourhood Today