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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
May 19, 2008
As an exploration of the loneliness of a unique machine consciousness, great! As an exciting SF experience, maybe not.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 7, 2003
You've heard the about the curse of the odd-numbered Star Trek films. It REALLY applies to this one.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2001
The rule with Star Trek films is even-numbered films are good, odd-numbered are bad -- and the first film in the series is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
December 17, 2001
The result is intriguing as far as the sci-fi genre goes, but not exactly something I'd consider to be Star Trek.
| Original Score: 67/100
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 2, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Larsen
March 22, 2009
If the endless interstellar vistas of 2001: A Space Odyssey tested your patience, Star Trek: The Motion Picture will make you cry like a little star child.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 26, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2001
Nothing in this first Trek film moves above a glacial speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
[It's] like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are familiar, but the décor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
A disappointing segement of the series
| Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.

TV Guide
May 19, 2008
Director Robert Wise has no feeling for Trek's pop insouciance, and the movie unfolds ponderously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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
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Derek Elley
February 23, 2012
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