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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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December 6, 2015
Not so much a movie as it is a sort of giant display case ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2010
The Enterprise's first feature, with smarts outdoing guns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2008
a little too boring
| Original Score: 3/5
May 19, 2008
The expensive effects (under supervision of Douglas Trumbull) are the secret of this film, and the amazing wizardry throughout would appear to justify the whopping budget.
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August 16, 2007
For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes.
May 26, 2006
The long, majestic scene in which Scotty (James Doohan) takes Kirk in a shuttle toward the refurbished Enterprise is still breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2004
Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2004
Ponderously long, yes; but it was and still is a true movie event.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2004
Star Trek-The Motion Picture is a smart sc-fi thriller whose fascinating characters and thought-provoking plot are emphasized more than special effects.
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2001
An inventive and thoughtful science fiction movie, even if it is not entirely in keeping with either the television show that preceded it or the movies that would follow it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Director's Edition is no 2001 (its obvious inspiration -- a fact that is more evident here than ever before), but it represents thought-provoking, well constructed science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
So okay, perhaps the plot is somewhat substandard but the glorious special effects thrown up by director Robert Wise ... and a no doubt expert team of special effects craftsmen actually makes this one well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2016
What you see is what you respond to, and what you see is a unique cultural phenomenon, and a film that for all its visual splendors falls well short of its aspirations.
May 20, 2013
Merely a weak, inapt Star Trek movie, not a completely awful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 30, 2010
Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2009
More of an event than a movie...more flash than content.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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