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Summary Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home...

Directed By: George Lucas

Written By: George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 36 Critic Reviews
51
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 2,137 User Ratings
6.2
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Summary Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home...

Directed By: George Lucas

Written By: George Lucas

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 36 Critic Reviews
51
42% Positive
15 Reviews
42% Mixed
15 Reviews
17% Negative
6 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 36 Critic Reviews
51
42% Positive
15 Reviews
42% Mixed
15 Reviews
17% Negative
6 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 2,137 User Ratings
6.2
49% Positive
1047 Ratings
36% Mixed
769 Ratings
15% Negative
321 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 2,137 User Ratings
6.2
49% Positive
1047 Ratings
36% Mixed
769 Ratings
15% Negative
321 Ratings

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  • Positive Reviews
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Production Company Lucasfilm
Release Date May 19, 1999
Duration 2 h 16 m
Rating PG
Tagline At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
Academy Awards, USA
3 Nominations
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
• 2 Wins & 12 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 4 Wins & 8 Nominations