Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
May 19, 2008
Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.
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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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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Kirk & Co return to present-day San Francisco to save the whales in the most enjoyable film of the series so far, also returning to the simplistic morality-play format that gave the original TV series its strength.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Nimoy directed this Star Trek installment, and indeed he should probably direct all of them. His technical expertise leaves much to be desired. But his sincerity is unmistakable, and it counts for a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
ReelViews
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A happy, heartfelt chapter that reunites the original cast with the original TV format, shying away from the cold and epic scale of the preceding movie adventures.
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Immensely pleasurable.