Almost certainly the best of the "bad" Star Trek films... and for the first 30 or 40 minutes, it's not really even bad, to speak of.
| Original Score: 6/10
Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise.
| Original Score: 4/5
These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors.
An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure.
...a somber, mournful installment of the Star Trek franchise. And when the defining trait of your series is dullness, this isn't exactly the best strategy.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Not bad, but the series would boldly go to better places.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's reasonably entertaining fare for non-fans.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami.
One of the best of the series.
It has the physique and will of a bold adventurer, but it's afflicted with acute brain-stem damage. Mixed in among some of Trekdom's best moments are some of the canon's sloppiest choices...
May be the unappreciated middle child of the Trek franchise, but it's still one of better and more indispensable episodes.
| Original Score: B+
Decent SFX, but a little more action wouldn't have gone amiss.
This is a good but not great Star Trek movie, a sort of compromise between the first two.
Contrived but involving.
| Original Score: 3/5
Offers a thiought-provoking treatment of the mind-body problem.
The humanity of the Star Trek series, unexpected as it is in a sci-fi setting, remains the series' best feature.
If Wrath of Khan is the 'action' entry and Voyage Home is the 'comedy' installment, then Search for Spock is the 'drama' - and it's a damn good entry overall.
| Original Score: 81/100
Cheesy but cool, especially when Spock gets his space burial by being ejected into space in a giant sunglasses case.
Something of a let-down, a longwinded paean to the grandeur of Leonard Nimoy's famous Vulcan character, which shouldn't come as much surprise since Nimoy himself directed it.