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Star Trek - Nemesis Reviews

May 19, 2008
Reasonably entertaining if utterly familiar.
June 24, 2006
The outcome is as professionally crafted as ever, but the material feels learnt by rote.
Top Critic
November 20, 2003
Though the franchise'​s films generally never really rise beyond the level of one of the better television episodes, the effects here are bigger, the laughs are more frequent, and the geek factor is just more satisfying overall.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
December 23, 2002
This tenth feature is a big deal, indeed -- at least the third-best, and maybe even a notch above the previous runner-up, Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
December 23, 2002
As lo-fi as the special effects are, the folks who cobbled Nemesis together indulge the force of humanity over hardware in a way that George Lucas has long forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 17, 2002
John Logan clones Enterprise skipper Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), geek-relatable android Data (Brent Spiner), and -- less successfully -- 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
December 16, 2002
Star Trek: Nemesis stands alone as an engaging intergalactic thriller with a lot of spirit-and some rousing action scenes.
December 13, 2002
This is the fourth film to feature the Next Generation crew, and everyone is still off-track after the ideologically unsound, sparsely entertaining Insurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
The cheesiness so endemic to the Star Trek franchise ... is back in full force.
December 13, 2002
An ordeal for all save the most ardent Treksters.
December 13, 2002
As spent screen series go, Star Trek: Nemesis is even more suggestive of a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up -- and there's nothing to drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
Stewart instead lends integrity and wry stoicism to Nemesis, but the movie is unworthy of him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
While the movie itself wanders off-course halfway through, the coming attractions -- showcasing Nemesis' jacked-up special effects, production values and camerawork -- were a knockout.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
Surprisingly, considering that Baird is a former film editor, the movie is rather choppy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2002
Devotees of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will feel a nagging sense of deja vu, and the grandeur of the best Next Generation episodes is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
Star Trek: Nemesis spins a fascinating and, finally, quite moving variation on an old saw: You're your own worst enemy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2002
Nemesis suffers from a paunchy midsection, several plodding action sequences and a wickedly undramatic central theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
Star Trek was kind of terrific once, but now it is a copy of a copy of a copy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
Too much of Nemesis has a tired, talky feel.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2002
May satisfy the faithful but can leave the casual moviegoer feeling as if he's walked into a bar where nobody knows his name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
Familiarity breeds content with Star Trek fans, and the 10th movie in the series does nothing to mess with the series' comfortably monotonous fantasy formula.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
A plodding if mildly entertaining sci-fi adventure that plays more like an extended television episode than a full-length film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2002
What nudges the movie toward a qualified recommendation is the continuing high standards set by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2002
The torpid first half nearly made me drift into suspended animation. But the exciting second half makes up for it with a long, thrilling, Pyrrhic battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
Won't go into the captain's log as the U.S.S. Enterprise's finest hour -- that honor still belongs to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -- but it is reasonably entertaining and reassuring, like a trip home during the holidays.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2002
Not a bad premise, but the execution is lackluster at best.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
An amiably klutzy affair whose warm, fuzzy heart emits intermittent bleats from the sleeve of its gleaming spacesuit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2002
It is far from the worst, thanks to the topical issues it raises, the performances of Stewart and Hardy, and that essential feature -- a decent full-on space battle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 12, 2002
Familiarity and continuity are what the success of this series has always been about. We've been here before, and we like the neighborhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2002
Nemesis never feels true to itself, its energy never fully engaged.
December 12, 2002
Between its brisk start and explosive finish, Nemesis dawdles in talky, jargon-filled explanations.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 12, 2002
Star Trek Nemesis is a definite improvement on 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 12, 2002
A better movie than the vacuous Insurrection.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 12, 2002
The overall feel of the film is pretty cheesy, but there's still a real sense that the Star Trek tradition has been honored as best it can, given the embarrassing script and weak direction.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 12, 2002
It has become apparent that the franchise's best years are long past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 10, 2002
A respectable venture on its own terms, lacking the broader vision that has seen certain Trek films ... cross over to a more mainstream audience.
December 10, 2002
It's good to have the Next Generation crew back in action, and Patrick Stewart is still a commanding presence as Capt. Picard of the USS Enterprise.