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Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Reviews

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Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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."
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 5, 2008
the bad guys... are really my countrymen so... still great though
| Original Score: 4/5

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
May 19, 2008
Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.

TV Guide
June 6, 2007
By far the silliest and most self-mocking of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
I suspect the unconverted will want to be beamed up pronto.
Mark Bourne
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.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
one of the more entertaining Trek outings
| Original Score: 3/5
Willie Waffle
April 3, 2004
Allows the characters and relationships shine, but whales?
| Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2003
The best until First Contact...
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
June 24, 2003
The most successful and widely appealing of the Star Trek films, The Voyage Home is also the most idiosyncratic… some of the most humorous and humane moments in the Trek canon.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Nimoy directed this Star Trek installment, and indeed he should probably direct all of them. His technical expertise leaves much to be desired. But his sincerity is unmistakable, and it counts for a lot.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 21, 2003
The Voyage Home isn't as dramatically powerful as the two previous Trek films, but it gives the characters plenty of time to show off their lighter sides.
| Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 19, 2003
One of the most purely enjoyable of the Star Trek films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
February 24, 2003
The plot is totally cornball but amazingly it works extremely well
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Star Trek IV has all the elements people love about this series, and it earns its reputation as one of the long-running franchise's standout entries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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