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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Merely a weak, inapt Star Trek movie, not a completely awful one.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

May 20, 2013
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

The Enterprise's first feature, with smarts outdoing guns.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 15, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 30, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

More of an event than a movie...more flash than content.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

May 15, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 3, 2009
Josh Larsen

If the endless interstellar vistas of 2001: A Space Odyssey tested your patience, Star Trek: The Motion Picture will make you cry like a little star child.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2009

a little too boring

| Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2008

As an exploration of the loneliness of a unique machine consciousness, great! As an exciting SF experience, maybe not.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 19, 2008
Variety Staff
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The expensive effects (under supervision of Douglas Trumbull) are the secret of this film, and the amazing wizardry throughout would appear to justify the whopping budget.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 19, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Robert Wise has no feeling for Trek's pop insouciance, and the movie unfolds ponderously.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 19, 2008

Time Out
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For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes.

Full Review Source: Time Out

August 16, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The long, majestic scene in which Scotty (James Doohan) takes Kirk in a shuttle toward the refurbished Enterprise is still breathtaking.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Emanuel Levy

A disappointing segement of the series

| Original Score: C

July 23, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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[It's] like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are familiar, but the décor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 9, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 28, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Ponderously long, yes; but it was and still is a true movie event.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 15, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Star Trek-The Motion Picture is a smart sc-fi thriller whose fascinating characters and thought-provoking plot are emphasized more than special effects.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 29, 2004
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

You've heard the about the curse of the odd-numbered Star Trek films. It REALLY applies to this one.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 7, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

The result is intriguing as far as the sci-fi genre goes, but not exactly something I'd consider to be Star Trek.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 67/100

December 17, 2001
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