Cinema 1977: Star Wars

Star Wars

The Year's Best Movie

What can a punk kid, a has-been general and a comedy team of robots do against the dark, illimitable powers of the Galactic Empire? A universe of plenty—as audiences can discover beginning this week in Star Wars, a grand and glorious film that is the best movie of the year so far. Star Wars is a combination of Flash Gordon, The Wizard of Oz, the Errol Flynn swashbucklers of the '30s and almost every western ever screened.

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