Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV series that spawned it. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) escapes the tedium of a desk job to join Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. Leonard… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Considered by many fans to be the best of the Star Trek movies, Khan features a strong plot, increased tension, and a sharp supporting performance from Ricardo Montalban.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

There is something comfortable, even old-shoeish, about the new film, a sense, appropriate to its theme of coming to terms with middle age, that all aboard are pleasurably rediscovering their best selves.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The net effect, between embarrassed guffaws, is incredulity: a movie at once post-TV and pre-DW Griffith.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

It was Star Trek II that put the franchise on the right track as the spirit of Gene Roddenberry's 60s television series was harnessed to spectacular effect.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Star Trek II is a very satisfying space adventure, closer in spirit and format to the popular TV series than to its big-budget predecessor.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Although I liked the special effects in the first movie, they were probably not the point; fans of the TV series wanted to see their favorite characters again, and Trek II understood that desire and acted on it.

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Total Film

This is hands-down the best Trek flick made so far.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

If only director Nicholas Meyer had grasped the implications of his tale more fully and enthusiastically, this might have become a classic piece of cornball SF poetry, but as it stands the tepid acting and one-set claustrophobia take a heavy toll.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Here comes a sequel that's worth its salt. The second Star Trek movie is swift, droll and adventurous, not to mention appealingly gadget-happy. It's everything the first one should have been and wasn't.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Leonard Nimoy has rarely been so moving.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
And this is coming from an adamant "definitely not a fan" of the original series.
KJ Proulx
With a story this good, it's impossible to not call this one of the best Sci-fi tales out there. The characters get more development, which is exactly what… More
Everett Johnson
This is the second movie in all of the "Star Trek" movies, and it's considered the best(I've only seen this and the first one). This is… More
Flutie Archibald
Satisfying enough and a great entry in the franchise, though I'm definitely spoiled by the J.J. Abrams versions.
Christian C
Without question, the best Star Trek film until the franchise was renewed by J.J. Abrams.
Phil Hubbs
I never did understand how this film was so much more successful and popular than the first. Quite clearly the film has gone for a slightly more silly plot… More

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