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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
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.
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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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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 3, 2009
Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.
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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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.
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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.
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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
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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