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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
December 6, 2015
Not so much a movie as it is a sort of giant display case ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
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
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Variety Staff
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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Time Out
August 16, 2007
For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 28, 2004
Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Ponderously long, yes; but it was and still is a true movie event.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Brandon Judell
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
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James Berardinelli
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
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 20, 2013
Merely a weak, inapt Star Trek movie, not a completely awful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 15, 2009
More of an event than a movie...more flash than content.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 3, 2009
Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.
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Derek Elley
February 23, 2012
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