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Star Trek - Nemesis Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
Reasonably entertaining if utterly familiar.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The outcome is as professionally crafted as ever, but the material feels learnt by rote.
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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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 16, 2002
Star Trek: Nemesis stands alone as an engaging intergalactic thriller with a lot of spirit-and some rousing action scenes.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 13, 2002
The cheesiness so endemic to the Star Trek franchise ... is back in full force.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 13, 2002
An ordeal for all save the most ardent Treksters.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 13, 2002
Surprisingly, considering that Baird is a former film editor, the movie is rather choppy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Howard Cohen
Miami Herald
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 13, 2002
Star Trek: Nemesis spins a fascinating and, finally, quite moving variation on an old saw: You're your own worst enemy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Harden
Denver Post
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 13, 2002
Too much of Nemesis has a tired, talky feel.
| Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 13, 2002
A plodding if mildly entertaining sci-fi adventure that plays more like an extended television episode than a full-length film.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 13, 2002
Not a bad premise, but the execution is lackluster at best.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 13, 2002
An amiably klutzy affair whose warm, fuzzy heart emits intermittent bleats from the sleeve of its gleaming spacesuit.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
December 12, 2002
Nemesis never feels true to itself, its energy never fully engaged.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 12, 2002
Between its brisk start and explosive finish, Nemesis dawdles in talky, jargon-filled explanations.
| Original Score: C+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 12, 2002
Star Trek Nemesis is a definite improvement on 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 12, 2002
A better movie than the vacuous Insurrection.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
| Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 12, 2002
It has become apparent that the franchise's best years are long past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Foundas
Variety
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.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
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.