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Star Trek (2009)

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Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 298
Fresh: 282 | Rotten: 16

Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.

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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 51
Fresh: 47 | Rotten: 4

Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.

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Mission: Impossible III director and Alias creator J.J. Abrams resurrects the classic science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry with this feature film that embraces the rich history of the influential television and film series while also exploring some uncharted territory. Heroes star Zachary Quinto assumes the role of the Federation Starfleet lieutenant and Vulcan made famous in the original series by Leonard Nimoy (who also appears in an older incarnation of his original role),

Nov 17, 2009

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All Critics (298) | Top Critics (51) | Fresh (282) | Rotten (16) | DVD (6)

Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit?

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: CNN.com
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One of the most accessible and entertaining films of the year.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Film.com | Comment (1)
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The young cast is mostly callow and TV-bland and the special effects don't quite seem worth that hefty price tag, but overall this is a presentable addition to the franchise.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Comments (7)
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With Star Trek Abrams honors the show's legacy without fossilizing its best qualities. Instead, he's whisked it off to a planet where numbing nostalgia can't kill it, and where the future is still something to look forward to.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Salon.com | Comments (3)
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The wit and youthful energy that's been infused into the new Star Trek should enable this venerable franchise to live longer and prosper more handsomely.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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In going back to tell the Enterprise story from the beginning, Star Trek presses collective emotional buttons people didn't even know they had. At its best, the effect is like seeing life panoramically, past and future, simultaneous and magnificent.

May 8, 2009 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A manically paced, profoundly affectionate and highly entertaining prequel to a cultural touchstone.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Fun, funny, exhilarating, and occasionally touching, Star Trek gives Gene Roddenberry's enduring sci-fi series a much-needed shot in the arm.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A work of considerable technical expertise and workmanlike efficiency: It's uncanny how it hits every little pop culture note anyone could possibly expect from it.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin
Deadspin

... it pleases me to report that the new film from Director J.J. Abrams pulled me (a Trek newbie) in like a Romulan tractor beam.

September 29, 2012 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat

Salutes the rich history of the franchise while avoiding any hint of hokey, by-the-book starch.

September 29, 2011 Full Review Source: American Profile
American Profile

Get ready for a new influx of fans, Trekkers.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com | Comments (3)
Movies.com

Star Trek has needed this kind of face lift for years.

March 30, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

Star Trek is a welcome return to the flippant, big-budget bonanza that exists purely for the spectacle,

March 13, 2011 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

A franchise is reborn, at warp speed.

January 3, 2011 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
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Well, it looks like the curse is broken.

October 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Although given the Starship Enterprise?s keys, geek-culture maven J.J. Abrams warps the vessel like he stole it in a sleek, stylish reboot stuffed with jailbreak momentum, deft pacing, dense plotting, passionate principles and perfect casting.

October 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
Suite101.com

J.J. Abram's Star Trek is a refreshingly entertaining space adventurer, reinvigorating a well worn out franchise while paying homage to past labours.

August 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Not content to just make this the Spock and Kirk show, with supporting players largely reduced to broad strokes, Abrams makes it clear that he's interested in Star Trek as an ongoing, fully fleshed-out ensemble piece.

June 13, 2010 Full Review Source: DCist | Comments (2)

Somehow J.J. Abrams has managed to make Star Trek cool again, with a fresh and fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride that both new and old fans can lavishly enjoy.

April 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

Thanks for the memories; let's leave it at that

January 11, 2010 Full Review Source: JWR | Comments (8)

One could melt into the luxury of the experience Mr. Abrams provides and objectively appreciate every penny spent in the budget as there is not a false or cheesy speck to be found on screen.

January 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Comment (1)
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A mindless, milling mess. Just what you would expect from somebody schooled in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer academy of bad directing.

December 23, 2009 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Comments (66)
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This Star Trek will be exploring the cinematic universe for many years to come.

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comment (1)
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for Star Trek

J.J. Abrams brings his A-Game to directing this re-imaginging of the beloved "Star Trek" Universe of films and tv series'. With a story that is not anything new, it is told brilliantly in this film, which makes it so much better. The visuals are out of this world insane, and the casting choices are absolutely perfect. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto share some of the best on-screen chemistry in recent years, portraying the leads of Kirk and Spock. Eric Bana is also impressive as Nero, the villain, who may be one-dimentional, but his acting ability brings his character to new heights. This is a very well-directed and well-produced reboot and one of my personal favourite "Star Trek" films ever made. I loved it from start to finish and I just wanted more when the credits started. Highly recommended for Trekkies of the old generations and regular film fans alike.
July 12, 2013
KJ Proulx

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What? Yeah, this movie was kind of awesome. Except, really, Winona Ryder? Smallest part ever...
June 11, 2013
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Jennifer D

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Action-packed and vastly entertaining, Star Trek is undeniably fun and surprisingly full of depth.
June 7, 2013
Nikhil N.
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    1. Spock Prime: You are, in fact, the Mr. Scott who postulated the theory of transwarp beaming?
    2. Scotty: That's what I'm talking about! How do you think I wound up here? Had a little debate with my instructor on relativistic physics and how it pertains to subspace travel. He seemed to think that the range of transporting something like a... like a grapefruit was limited to about 100 miles. I told him that I could not only beam a grapefruit from one planet to the adjacent planet in the same system - which is easy, by the way - I could do it with a life form. So, I tested it out on Admiral Archer's prized beagle.
    3. James Kirk (young): Wait, I know that dog. What happened to it?
    4. Scotty: I'll tell you when it reappears. Ahem. I don't know, I do feel guilty about that.
    – Submitted by Adam O (4 months ago)
    1. Spock Prime: Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.
    – Submitted by Adam O (4 months ago)
    1. Capt. Nero: James T. Kirk was considered to be a great man. He went on to captain the U.S.S. Enterprise... but that was another life. A life I will deprive you of just like I did your father!
    – Submitted by Adam O (4 months ago)
    1. Leonard "Bones" McCoy: Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.
    – Submitted by Adam O (4 months ago)
    1. Leonard "Bones" McCoy: Study my ass!
    – Submitted by Mahmoud S (10 months ago)
    1. Leonard "Bones" McCoy: Damn it man! I am a doctor not a physicist!
    – Submitted by Mahmoud S (10 months ago)
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