Star Trek: First Contact Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This makes little concession to non-initiates.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film feels soulless and hollow, despite best intentions to the contrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The series now lacks all of its original stars and much of its earlier determination. It has morphed into something less innocent and more derivative than it used to be, something the noncultist is ever less likely to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Focusing more on action sequences than characterisation, the breakneck pace gives an unsatisfying result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Star Trek: First Contact is one of the best of the eight Star Trek films: Certainly the best in its technical credits, and among the best in the ingenuity of its plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Following in the wake of a trio of disappointing features, First Contact proves to be the most entertaining Star Trek in more than a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 9, 2010
The problem with most of the Next Generation Star Trek movies is that they feel like extended episodes of the television show. First Contact is the one time that it really feels like they made a Movie, with a capital M.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It has the melodrama of other episodes of the films but fewer absurdities this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 31, 2013
If the film itself is a little bit generic, more of a popcorn sci-fi action film than a faithful adaptation of the characters from the series, that's probably all to the good.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Among the two or three best of the Star Trek films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 5, 2005
Compared to episodes before and those that followed, this eighth installment of the unkillable series is surprisingly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 19, 2008
Action-packed yet intelligent, this takes the very best of the TV show and gives it epic grandeur.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
One of the better entries in the Trek movie series, thanks to the most memorable villains from the Next Generation television series: the Borg
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
For non-Trekkers, this is a great, free-standing special-effects adventure with much more fleshy characters than your average sci-fi yarn. Definitely a good ride. But there are also plenty of nods to Star Trek aficionados.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 11, 2002
With its fascinating storyline and its adroit insights into human history, identity, and sexuality Star Trek: First Contact is a winner.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This film is going to have lots of return viewers and will be one of the more successful of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2009
...a huge step beyond Generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly enjoyable visit with the crew of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A nicely constructed science-fiction film, with a simple premise, a charismatic villain and a good back-story to enhance the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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