Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 31, 2013
The merely curious are warned. If Star Trek: The Motion Picture showed little of the Enterprise of the culty TV series, this sequel is at times a flat-out Khan-job.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 9, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The net effect, between embarrassed guffaws, is incredulity: a movie at once post-TV and pre-DW Griffith.
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 24, 2009
If this is the supposed high point for the Star Trek movie series, it's still a low point for sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
If only director Nicholas Meyer had grasped the implications of his tale more fully and enthusiastically, this might have become a classic piece of cornball SF poetry, but as it stands the tepid acting and one-set claustrophobia take a heavy toll.
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 31, 2013
Leonard Nimoy has rarely been so moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Still the best "Trek" film. KHAN!!!!
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
June 8, 2012
"To boldly go" never went quite so boldly as it did here.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 21, 2013
This isn't great "for a Star Trek movie", it's one of the best sci-fi adventure films of the post-Star Wars era.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
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.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Many fans consider this the best of the series, and I like it very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 19, 2008
Star Trek II is a very satisfying space adventure, closer in spirit and format to the popular TV series than to its big-budget predecessor.
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