Star Trek: First Contact Reviews

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September 11, 2020
If you carry the Star Trek gene, you'll be camped on this already.
May 31, 2020
At once hopeful and dark, First Contact is a rousing space opera with terrific characterisation, performances, and surprisingly well-aged visual effects.
January 22, 2020
It's clear immediately that filmmaker Jonathan Frakes isn't looking to deliver just another episode of the TV series here...
April 12, 2019
First Contact just works. It works as a rousing chapter in the Star Trek saga, and to a lesser extent it works as mainstream entertainment
April 26, 2018
It's easily one of the best in the series -- the best, in fact, since Leonard Nimoy and the old Enterprise crew saved the whales in "Star Trek IV."
January 1, 2016
Not just the best of the Next Generation movies, but one of the best of the entire franchise.
May 31, 2013
If the film itself is a little bit generic, more of a popcorn sci-fi action film than a faithful adaptation of the characters from the series, that's probably all to the good.
September 7, 2011
In zooming out from Picard's glinty eyeball, this eighth feature film from the Trek factory displays a zippy new energy and a sleek, confident style fully independent of its predecessors.
July 9, 2010
The problem with most of the Next Generation Star Trek movies is that they feel like extended episodes of the television show. First Contact is the one time that it really feels like they made a Movie, with a capital M.
September 26, 2009
...a huge step beyond Generations.
May 15, 2009
It does a good job of serving up elements that will please the fans of the show, but it does not quite stand on its own as a memorable motion picture event.
May 3, 2009
First Contact is no grab bag of camp gewgaws; it stands proud and apart, accessible even to the Trek-deficient. This old Star, it seems, has a lot of life in it.
April 16, 2009
Star Trek finally gets imaginative, exciting and - dare I say it? - kinky.
May 19, 2008
Action-packed yet intelligent, this takes the very best of the TV show and gives it epic grandeur.
June 5, 2007
The elegance of the story is enhanced by the sure direction of Jonathan Frakes, who also plays Commander William Riker.
June 5, 2007
The historic first Trek movie entirely divorced from the original cast is no blot on the franchise.
June 5, 2007
A smashingly exciting sci-fi adventure that ranks among the very best in the long-running Paramount franchise.
June 24, 2006
This makes little concession to non-initiates.
May 26, 2006
Among the two or three best of the Star Trek films.
April 5, 2006
It robustly apes James Cameron's Aliens, even down to the head villain, played with kinky boo-hiss relish by Alice Krige, who appears to be channeling equal parts Cameron's Alien Queen and Marlene Dietrich.
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