Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Reviews
May 27, 2021
Much of the fun to be found in the quite witty screenplay involves the bemused citizens of the future trying to cope with 20th-century life.
September 8, 2020
Time travel is a new concept for this series, and having the crew visit a familiar version of Earth is certainly an amusing idea; but why did it have to involve whales?
May 31, 2020
As much a passionate, heavy-handed environmental screed as it is a flighty space opera, The Voyage Home can't ever quite reconcile its disparate moods and ideas into a holistic experience.
April 8, 2019
The marching orders here were for a romp, and a romp they produced.
September 7, 2016
If most movies today are doomed to be sure-fire, presold properties--with ideas leached from our recent TV or cinematic past--let's hope they're all as good at the game as "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."
May 23, 2013
A bit flimsy to be legitimately counted as "great" Star Trek, but aware enough of its characters and their attachments to each other and the audience that it's "fun" Star Trek.
December 15, 2010
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
April 3, 2009
...Kirk has finally reached his full lounge lizard potential (it's as if the comedy has freed him from his remaining inhibitions).
May 19, 2008
The eco-themes are writ large, but are saved from smacking of cringe-worthy earnestness by the good humour of the whole endeavour.
May 19, 2008
Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.
June 6, 2007
By far the silliest and most self-mocking of the series.
April 8, 2006
It's a lightweight, entertaining, relentlessly mainstream action-farce. A high old time, no question. Too bad it's such lousy Star Trek. Here's where the series 'jumped the shark' -- and found that it was a whale.
January 26, 2006
Kirk & Co return to present-day San Francisco to save the whales in the most enjoyable film of the series so far, also returning to the simplistic morality-play format that gave the original TV series its strength.