Star Trek - Insurrection
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Star Trek: Insurrection manages to recall the original 1960s series' spirit of liberalism, while transcending it for sheer boldness, embracing issues that are on the political cutting edge in the 1990s and beyond. The fact that the first 30 minutes are presented as a mystery only makes the material more engrossing. While assisting a survey team of Federation allies observing the populace of a distant planet, Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) seemingly goes berserk and attacks the survey team, exposing their existence to the populace and jeopardizing the mission. Captain Picard (Patrick… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The extravagant makeup and special effects are actually unobtrusive because they're demanded by the pleasantly formulaic story, whose conflicts--and broad, innocuous political allegory -- justify the heartwarming resolution."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Fun for most folks, heaven for Trekkers."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"The problem with Insurrection [isn't] that it's like a two-part episode. The problem is that it's like a one-part episode that was more than doubled in length without having nearly enough drama."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"...the lightest and most traditional of the movies, for good or bad."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's an interesting story, more accessible to non-Trekkers than previous entries."
‑ John Walsh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Strikes a deft balance of predictable heroics and quirky humor."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"More of the the same-old -same-old."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Like a long episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"It's like one of those not-quite-favorite episodes from the series that you might enjoy watching again if it happens to air during a marathon, but it comes nowhere near achieving the best that Star Trek can do...""
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Genial, well-crafted tribute to the moral values Gene Roddenberry instilled in his sci-fi series, that suffers from a recurring flaw in the franchise, a lack of real threat and danger."
‑ , Film4
"Despite the usual strained stabs at topical social significance, Frakes maintains a brisk pace, staging the battle scenes with panache and undercutting the absurd techno gibberish with crass but leavening humour."
‑ , Time Out
"The latest and ninth installment in that line, Star Trek: Insurrection, lacks the adrenalized oomph of its predecessor, but no adventure of the Starship Enterprise is without its gee-whiz affability."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Feels like an overly long, slightly dull episode from the series."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"It's back to boring basics for the Gene Roddenberry franchise."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Most of the television episodes have been smarter."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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