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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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Clay Cane

'Star Trek' safely does its job and is easily the first must-see action flick of the year.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

May 28, 2013
Diva Velez

Maintaining its reverence for the source material while employing an exuberant and clever script with one heck of a plot twist, Star Trek: Into Darkness is great fun and a more than worthy successor to the excellent first film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 27, 2013
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

Set phasers for fun with this blockbuster.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 27, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Sets its phasers on fun

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

May 26, 2013
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

One of the attributes this sequel to the prequel has going for it is a villain whose threat to mankind requires no prosthetics and/or makeup to freeze you in your seat.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Very well-made and exciting. Kirk's/Pine's bromance with Spock/out actor Zachary Quinto is further and nicely developed here, and the film's 3D effects are truly special.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

May 24, 2013
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

I like this movie a lot, but the part with the tribble was totally stupid.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 3.75/5

May 23, 2013
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

..the epic scale of the action and amazing quality of the visuals, plus the sheer fun of hanging with trusted friends, puts this entry light years ahead of most competing blockbusters, even if intellectually it never leaves space dock.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B+

May 23, 2013
Eric Melin

Do we boldly go where no man has gone before? From a plot standpoint, the answer is a resounding no, but that doesn't mean that its is a boring retread of past storylines. It's an energetic, thrilling mash-up of past storylines.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2013
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

Action set pieces interrupt with sonic booms, like clockwork, whenever the character development lasts more than a few minutes.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 6/10

May 22, 2013
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

a complex plot that manages to balance character writing with slam-bang action sequences

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 8/10

May 22, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

You don't have to be totally immersed in Trekkie lore to follow "Into Darkness," but a bit of basic Trek 101 would at least shed a little guiding light.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 21, 2013
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It's definitely a fun action movie, but I'm ready for these films to boldly go in their own direction, instead of hanging on to the originals.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 7/10

May 21, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A tribute to excess, but in a good way, sort of.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

May 20, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Most of the logic has leached away from this movie, and with it half of the fun.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 20, 2013
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter

Shiny all over: the explosions (MANY), the destruction (MUCH) and the death toll (HIGH) feel like someone demanded this sequel "take it up a notch."

Full Review Source: Movies With Butter

May 19, 2013
Simon Foster

Abrams works in scenes of friendship, honour, loss and loyalty, but the drama coasts on the emotional legacy of the series rather than creating any of its own heart or warmth.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

May 19, 2013
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press

I was comforted to see a warp drive spacecraft could be kickstarted like a 1912 Buick, and we were treated to not one but two desperate uses of the fabled "manual override."

Full Review Source: Houston Press | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 19, 2013
Tony Macklin

At its best, Star Trek Into Darkness is Cumberbatch; at its worst, it's cumbersome.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 19, 2013
Kam Williams

A safe sequel which, while certainly engaging and entertaining enough to recommend, fails to live up to the franchise's daring, appointed mission 'to boldly go where no man has gone before.'

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2013
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