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Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2016
"Star Trek III" has a genuine spirituality, and, at its end, you may be surprised, especially if you're not really a Trekkie, to realize how moved you've been.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 3, 2009
These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Decent SFX, but a little more action wouldn't have gone amiss.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This is a good but not great Star Trek movie, a sort of compromise between the first two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The humanity of the Star Trek series, unexpected as it is in a sci-fi setting, remains the series' best feature.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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