Star Trek: The Motion Picture Reviews

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April 8, 2019
The first earnest attempt to foster large scale public interest in a moribund property that had survived up to that point solely on the enthusiasm of its small, devoted following.
May 9, 2017
There are only so many ways to photograph black starry space and the under-bellies of spaceships, and the films that got there first used them all up.
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.
June 30, 2010
Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone.
May 15, 2009
More of an event than a movie...more flash than content.
May 3, 2009
Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.
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.
May 19, 2008
As an exploration of the loneliness of a unique machine consciousness, great! As an exciting SF experience, maybe not.
May 19, 2008
Director Robert Wise has no feeling for Trek's pop insouciance, and the movie unfolds ponderously.
May 19, 2008
This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.
July 2, 2006
July 23, 2005
A disappointing segement of the series
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 dcor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before.
April 21, 2005
July 26, 2004
November 20, 2003
It is the latest proof in that bigger is not necessarily better.
May 7, 2003
You've heard the about the curse of the odd-numbered Star Trek films. It REALLY applies to this one.
February 14, 2003
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.
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