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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, Mania.com
"...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, sbs.is
"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, DVDJournal.com
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