Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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John Serba
May 31, 2013
J.J. Abrams' sequel is smart, fun, witty, essential sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jackie K. Cooper
May 28, 2013
It feels a little "been there, done that" but it still entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Clay Cane
May 28, 2013
'Star Trek' safely does its job and is easily the first must-see action flick of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Diva Velez
May 27, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 27, 2013
Set phasers for fun with this blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 26, 2013
Sets its phasers on fun
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
May 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: B+
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
May 23, 2013
I like this movie a lot, but the part with the tribble was totally stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 23, 2013
..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 | Original Score: B+
Eric Melin
May 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
Action set pieces interrupt with sonic booms, like clockwork, whenever the character development lasts more than a few minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
May 22, 2013
a complex plot that manages to balance character writing with slam-bang action sequences
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
May 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
May 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 20, 2013
A tribute to excess, but in a good way, sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
May 20, 2013
Most of the logic has leached away from this movie, and with it half of the fun.
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
May 19, 2013
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."
Simon Foster
May 19, 2013
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.
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
May 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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