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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Star Trek Into Darkness is a high octane but messily plotted romp, with solid performances papering over plot holes you could pilot a galaxy-class starship through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 21, 2016
The socio-political commentary of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is about as sophisticated as you'd expect from scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtman, who also wrote the first two 'Transformers' movies.
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
June 17, 2016
The film is pretty spectacular, with enthralling action sequences and stellar special effects (when you can make them out through director J.J. Abrams' omnipresent lens flares).
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
June 14, 2016
A well-made, somewhat serious-minded adventure flick is a rare thing, even one that does not seem quite as deliciously new as J.J. Abrams's 2009 reinvention -- which is merely to say that it is not my new favourite popcorn flick of all time.
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
June 14, 2016
At the core of Abrams' brilliant rebranding, beyond the astute and well-measured use of high-powered special FX, is the inspired casting of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the younger Kirk and Spock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 14, 2016
An exhilarating and often moving addition to the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Goldberg
Collider
June 14, 2016
Its greatest embarrassment is in trying to steal classic Star Trek moments without having a clue as to why those moments had meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joseph Walsh
CineVue
June 14, 2016
Whilst it arguably lacks the fresh energy of the first outing, Abrams here seems content to make minor tweaks to a winning formula, all the while keeping his sci-fi space opera accessible to all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Sweeting
The Arts Desk
June 14, 2016
Into Darkness is an enjoyably solid effort, but it suffers from a lack of the innovation and inspiration of its predecessor (or indeed of Abrams's best work on TV).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2016
Apart from the grand set designs, which are stunning and seen through the blue hue of lens flare, the characters are the strongest asset here and are brought to life by the stellar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
June 14, 2016
What Abrams has given us is the gravy without the meat and potatoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kaori Shoji
Japan Times
June 13, 2016
Ultimately, "Into Darkness" is prophetic and profound, vying for a place in the sci-fi Hall of Fame that houses "Blade Runner" and, well, the original "Star Trek."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
The geeky, bookish old days of Trekkies deciphering every single clue and riddle may remain, but the new Star Trek is more interested in spectacle and digital pageantry, and no one could deny that that is Abrams' strength.
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
It's an agreeable ride and the fact that it treads so little new ground doesn't much detract from its pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2015
Star Trek has always worn its sins on its sleeve, and it's no different here, delivering pure, self-aware escapism.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
The poor movie. It just wears itself right out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Metro
May 5, 2015
This sorry sequel feels rote and hopelessly derivative, timidly going where we all have already gone before.
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
J.J. Abrams once again successfully creates a fast-paced summer adventure that audiences should love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ray Pride
Newcity
May 14, 2014
The 9/11-style attack on London at the film's beginning is followed by backstory upon cover story and bright rhetoric soars and false flags are planted. They darkly wave. Political opportunity is not wasted on ready opportunists.
Johnny Walker
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
Star Trek Into Darkness still manages to be an even more enjoyable film than its precursor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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