Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Director:
George Lucas
Released:
1999
Rating:
PG

Two Jedi Knights on a hunt for allies stumble across a young boy who may have the power to bring balance to the force. Meanwhile the Sith, dormant for years, start to resurface.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times

    It's up to snuff. It sustains the gee-whiz spirit of the series.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Phantom is easily consumable eye candy, but it contains no nutrients for the heart or mind.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    While the new film is certainly serviceable, it's noticeably lacking in warmth and humor, and though its visual strengths are real and considerable, from a dramatic point of view i...

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    • Production Budget - $115,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $474,544,677 (1st)
      Worldwide Gross - $1,027,044,677 (1st)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $762,260,741
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $1,649,741,056

    • Filming locations:
      CTV Services, Tunisia
      Ksar Hadada, Tataouine, Tunisia
      Ksar Medenine, Medenine, Tunisia
      Ksar Oueld Soltane, Tataouine, Tunisia
      Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England
      Oung Jmel, Nefta, Tunisia
      Royal Palace, Caserta, Campania, Italy
      Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur, Tunisia
      Whippendell Woods, Watford, Hertfordshire, England

    • Taglines:
      1. One Truth, One Hate.
      2. The Saga Begins May 19th.
      3. The Force Returns May 19th.
      4. The saga begins Spring 1999.
      5. Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Visual Effects
      2. Sound
      3. Sound Editing

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