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Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
What movie would be complete without an incredible villain? In Khan, Ricardo Montalban created a villain of legendary proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Still the best "Trek" film. KHAN!!!!
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 3, 2005
Still the best of all 'Trek' flicks.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Although I liked the special effects in the first movie, they were probably not the point; fans of the TV series wanted to see their favorite characters again, and Trek II understood that desire and acted on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
probably the best-ever trek movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan works as both a science fiction adventure story and as a thematically rich drama.

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
Ricardo Montalban plays the badass Khan in one of the most commanding performances of his career.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
June 24, 2003
Has everything you could ask for in a good sci‑fi action-adventure: well-drawn heroes, a terrific villain, exciting outer-space showdowns… and a touch of reflective depth.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Here comes a sequel that's worth its salt. The second Star Trek movie is swift, droll and adventurous, not to mention appealingly gadget-happy. It's everything the first one should have been and wasn't.
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
December 26, 2002
Arguably the best of the Star Trek movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tyler
December 16, 2002
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a movie that transcends it's genre, it's format, it's fan base to really get inside the hearts and heads of people across all barriers the world over. This is the way to make Star Trek movies RIGHT.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 30, 2002
The best of the Star Trek film series, a gloriously operatic revenge tale full of sound and fury, violence and vengeance, humor and empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
July 28, 2002
Masterful... classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Shay Casey
Film Written Magazine
October 28, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: capsule
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 10, 2001
This movie feels like an extended episode of the television series, and is a success because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Nick Cramp
September 11, 2001
The film plays on the TV series' perceived strengths; strong character interaction, a credible science fiction future, and intelligent plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 17, 2001
The one thing that continues to stand out is the big emotional scene that floods the waterworks of every Trek fan in the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Talky and sometimes tedious.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
The plot is a tad stronger and the characters not overshadowed by spectacular special effects (like in the first film).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Star Trek II added hefty doses of action, adventure, and suspense, injecting life into a concept that had been left moribund by its first big-screen feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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