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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2016
A brisk, handsomely designed film in which its hardware, sturdy as it is, never overwhelms its humanity.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 18, 2016
Star Trek II manages to be both pensive and action-packed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
July 31, 2013
It was Star Trek II that put the franchise on the right track as the spirit of Gene Roddenberry's 60s television series was harnessed to spectacular effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
July 31, 2013
This is hands-down the best Trek flick made so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 31, 2013
Leonard Nimoy has rarely been so moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 31, 2013
The merely curious are warned. If Star Trek: The Motion Picture showed little of the Enterprise of the culty TV series, this sequel is at times a flat-out Khan-job.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 21, 2013
This isn't great "for a Star Trek movie", it's one of the best sci-fi adventure films of the post-Star Wars era.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 11, 2012
Meyer does a superb job of bringing Montalban's sinister yet charming character back into the fold...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
June 8, 2012
"To boldly go" never went quite so boldly as it did here.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 3, 2009
There is something comfortable, even old-shoeish, about the new film, a sense, appropriate to its theme of coming to terms with middle age, that all aboard are pleasurably rediscovering their best selves.
Josh Larsen
March 24, 2009
If this is the supposed high point for the Star Trek movie series, it's still a low point for sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 5, 2008
| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 19, 2008
It's not Shakespeare, but it's certainly fun.
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Variety Staff
May 19, 2008
Star Trek II is a very satisfying space adventure, closer in spirit and format to the popular TV series than to its big-budget predecessor.

TV Guide
June 5, 2007
This is one of the most popular in the series, thanks to a high action quotient (including a tensely staged space battle), a suitably campy turn by Montalban, and the shock value of Spock's 'death.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
If only director Nicholas Meyer had grasped the implications of his tale more fully and enthusiastically, this might have become a classic piece of cornball SF poetry, but as it stands the tepid acting and one-set claustrophobia take a heavy toll.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 7, 2006
Keep on Trekkin' ... The Star Trek TV series boldly went where none of its movie versions have gone before or since in Meyer's exceedingly space-worthy sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The net effect, between embarrassed guffaws, is incredulity: a movie at once post-TV and pre-DW Griffith.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Many fans consider this the best of the series, and I like it very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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