Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
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When last we left the crew of the star ship Enterprise, they were heading home following a skirmish with the despotic Khan. The unpleasant incident had cost the life of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)--or so it seemed. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) is informed by Spock's father Sarek (Mark Lenard) that his son is being kept alive in the thoughts of one of the crew members. It now becomes necessary to search for Spock's body, so that flesh and soul can be rejoined on Vulcan. It turns out that Spock's spirit is residing within the mind of the Vulcan's longtime shipmate,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Decent SFX, but a little more action wouldn't have gone amiss."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Not many Trekkies would list The Search for Spock as their first viewing choice, but it rarely lets you down."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"...a somber, mournful installment of the Star Trek franchise. And when the defining trait of your series is dullness, this isn't exactly the best strategy."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"It's reasonably entertaining fare for non-fans."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This is a good but not great Star Trek movie, a sort of compromise between the first two."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Almost certainly the best of the "bad" Star Trek films... and for the first 30 or 40 minutes, it's not really even bad, to speak of."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"christopher lloyd!"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"One of the best of the series."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The humanity of the Star Trek series, unexpected as it is in a sci-fi setting, remains the series' best feature."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Not bad, but the series would boldly go to better places."
‑ , Film4
"It has the physique and will of a bold adventurer, but it's afflicted with acute brain-stem damage. Mixed in among some of Trekdom's best moments are some of the canon's sloppiest choices..."
‑ Mark Bourne,
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