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Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Reviews

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½ June 29, 2016
Brilliant end-of-career touch on bigotry and racial hatred as a step-forward from that entrapment.
Super Reviewer
June 22, 2016
Star Trek's attempt at a murder mystery/political thriller. Story was the idea of Leonard Nimoy's and the entire movie seems pretty flat until the end when the crew of the Enterprise has to race to stop an assassination. Guess the entire original cast needed one big send off before the Next Generation cast took the torch.
Super Reviewer
½ June 18, 2016
The Star Trek series has had its fair share of ups and downs with the previous 5 films, but luckily 'The Undiscovered Country' rights some of the wrongs of past entries all while presenting a fitting finale to the original crew's story.

The film sees the return of the entire original Enterprise crew for one last ride. Much like the previous 5 films, it developed its own distinct story. Instead of saving wales, the crew were thrust into a mystery surrounding the death of the Klingon leader. The mystery behind why Kirk and Bones were charged with his murder is really what I appreciated most about the film. Instead of a largely comedic take or a space bound CGI fest, it was grounded with real mystery leaving the enterprise crew with one last epic task.

Now the mystery doesn't necessarily last all that long if you realize how the film set up the story, but that also doesn't take away from the execution. As cheesy as the last 15 minutes are, it's hard not to feel a rush of emotion and a great sense of finality. I also appreciated how they took the Klingon side of things and brought it full circle as Kirk's regret and anger towards his son's death definitely plays a role.

Even amongst the heavy mystery, we do get some great space action with improved visuals the 3rd act. As much as I think there have been much better entries in the series, The Undiscovered Country is about as fitting of a send-off for Shatner and crew as any Trek fan could have asked for. With an added intelligent script with important themes explored within the context of an epic conclusion, there's more than enough good material for fans and non-fans alike.

+Satisfying conclusion

+Mystery centric

+Involvement of the Klingons

-Cheesy

-Some clumsy elements

7.2/10
½ June 7, 2016
An exciting political thriller makes surprising, but worthy send off to the first Star Trek crew. The cast has fully matured and so has the story-telling, which hits just the right character and emotional beats. Clearly influenced by The Next Generation, which was well underway on TV, The Undiscovered Country provides a nice bridge in both story and style (and a much better passing of the torch than the subsequent movie), whilst still standing on its own as the best all-round effort for the original crew of the Enterprise.
½ June 6, 2016
The Undiscovered Country is the sixth film in the Star Trek original movie series. After the lackluster that is The Final Frontier this movie brings Star Trek back on top with its excellent story telling and great sci fi themes. The story is really great. It revolves around a murder mystery and the way it was handled was done very well. The visuals as well are really excellent as well. The characters are as great as ever and deliver good performances. While this movie is one of the better of the franchise it isn't perfect. It's a great sendoff to the original cast and crew. Overall 4.5/5
June 5, 2016
Per my opinion this is the second best Trek film, transcended only by"The Wrath of Kahn".
½ May 21, 2016
This movie is EXCELLENT! The right story. The right cast. Everything works. You will feel good. You will feel in a "better place" when the final credits role. This is what Star Trek should be.
April 10, 2016
One of the best from the franchise. Great acting, great screenplay, complex plotting. A fitting end for the original crew.
½ January 11, 2016
"This sixth ÔStar TrekÔ? film has so much more life and interest than the dreary ÔStar Trek V: The Final FrontierÔ? that perhaps it will tempt Paramount into still another story for Captain Kirk and his crew." (Roger Ebert)
January 6, 2016
A great movie with cold war parallel and a dark tone that is darker than most star trek movies but still remains as great as ever.
December 27, 2015
The Undiscovered Country brought back Nicholas Meyer and did everything right what was wrong with the last movies. It fixed the lack of story, it fixed the chemistry of the characters and featured some of the best visuals ever seen in a Star Trek movie. Definately the best movie since Nicholas' last directorial 'The Wrath of Khan', and very much on the same level.
December 12, 2015
-IGNORE THIS "OUT OF FIVE" RATING
3/4
The crew is trapped by Klingon leader renegade, after the leader wants a truce. Christopher Plummer stands out in this exciting and entertaining adventure, with beautiful backdrops and much better special effects than last time around. One of the very best of the entire series.
½ December 1, 2015
I couldn't have asked for a better send off.
November 25, 2015
A great movie with a dark tone of conspiracy and a plot that parallels the Soviet/American Peace talks that took place in light of Chernobyl, with the whole exploding Klingon moon and Federation offers of peace as Mr. Spock says at one part "Only Nixon could go to China" this is somewhat poignant in light of Kirk's past with the Klingons (specifically Star Trek III and his son's death) and helps lend the film a real dramatic edge as Kirk fights for peace and must overcome his almost natural racist revulsion of Klingons and learn to trust them and help work for peace, as he and his crew pass the cause to a new generation of Starfleet officers. Well-known actors such as Chris Plummer, David Warner, Christian Slater, Brock Peters, and Kim Catrall show up in supporting and cameo roles and help give the drama and acting a good cast of supporting players.
October 2, 2015
A solid swan song for our favorite crew.
September 23, 2015
This is on my top 4 star treks
88%
September 18, 2015
A good movie that gives good fan service and is entertaining to watch. The film is not classic, as some of the dialogue is forced and the end speech delivered by Shatner is among the most painful in Hollywood history. The action is good, the special effects are good when not computer-generated, and we gt to see our favorites like Spock kick the butts of Shakespeare-quoting Klingons. Third best of the original six.
August 30, 2015
A strong send-off to an elite cast of characters with a fun story and a character driven mystery that's one of the best in the franchise.
½ August 19, 2015
Farewell to the original cast and just a damn good film! As good as the Wrath of Khan.
½ August 11, 2015
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is the last adventure for the Original Enterprise crew. This is a much better film than Star Trek V. Bringing back Star Trek II director Nicholas Myer, this film is a bit of a political thriller in space. This adds yet another layer to Star Trek. The crew are supposed to oversee peace talks with Klingons. All the while there is a conspiracy at hand that is blaming Kirk for killing one of the delegates. This all unravels in a natural way. The cast turns in great performances as expected. One of the best.
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