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Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Reviews

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Rebecca Murray
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Variety Staff
May 19, 2008
Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.
Rob Blackwelder
August 14, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Mark Bourne
April 8, 2006
It's a lightweight, entertaining, relentlessly mainstream action-farce. A high old time, no question. Too bad it's such lousy Star Trek. Here's where the series 'jumped the shark' -- and found that it was a whale.
Josh Larsen
April 3, 2009
...Kirk has finally reached his full lounge lizard potential (it's as if the comedy has freed him from his remaining inhibitions).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
I suspect the unconverted will want to be beamed up pronto.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is easily the most absurd of the Star Trek stories -- and yet, oddly enough, it is also the best, the funniest and the most enjoyable in simple human terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
An effective and enjoyable sample of entertainment -- not good science fiction, but a lightweight piece of comic fantasy utilizing characters so familiar that they feel like old friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Star Trek IV has all the elements people love about this series, and it earns its reputation as one of the long-running franchise's standout entries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 23, 2013
A bit flimsy to be legitimately counted as "great" Star Trek, but aware enough of its characters and their attachments to each other and the audience that it's "fun" Star Trek.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
February 24, 2003
The plot is totally cornball but amazingly it works extremely well
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Willie Waffle
April 3, 2004
Allows the characters and relationships shine, but whales?
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Funny back-to-the-future adventure spiced with a save-the-whales theme.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
one of the more entertaining Trek outings
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 11, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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