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Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Reviews

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Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 13, 2003
Cheesy but cool, especially when Spock gets his space burial by being ejected into space in a giant sunglasses case.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 10, 2002
Something of a let-down, a longwinded paean to the grandeur of Leonard Nimoy's famous Vulcan character, which shouldn't come as much surprise since Nimoy himself directed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
October 28, 2002
Directed by Leonard Nimoy, this episode could best be described as functional, in that the situation is interesting enough for a routine episode of the TV show.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
Nimoy's first turn at the director's helm makes for reliable viewing, though no one will ever mistake it for one of the best.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 3, 2002
The Enterprise crew blasts us with existential phaser hits, but this third series entry betrays its western roots so badly the spurs are showing. Glorious - if derivative - fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shay Casey
Film Written Magazine
October 28, 2001
The best odd-numbered Trek movie.
Full Review | Original Score: capsule
Nick Hilditch
September 11, 2001
All the old Enterprise personnel carry the film, as it is more concerned with character re-animation than development.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
'Star Trek III' takes nearly forty minutes, much of which is filled with silly, mystical exposition about the current state of Spock's soul, before things start moving. The last twenty minutes are equally slow, but the stuff in between is quite enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Familiarity breeds contempt since this is not really a notable entry in the Star Trek series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 11, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 19, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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