Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) concludes the story arc begun with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and continued in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), but on a wholly new, different, and upbeat note. As the movie opens,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is perhaps the lightest and most purely enjoyable entry of the long-running series, emphasizing the eccentricities of the Enterprise's crew.

Variety Staff
Variety

Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Nimoy directed this Star Trek installment, and indeed he should probably direct all of them. His technical expertise leaves much to be desired. But his sincerity is unmistakable, and it counts for a lot.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A bit flimsy to be legitimately counted as "great" Star Trek, but aware enough of its characters and their attachments to each other and the audience that it's "fun" Star Trek.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

I suspect the unconverted will want to be beamed up pronto.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is easily the most absurd of the Star Trek stories -- and yet, oddly enough, it is also the best, the funniest and the most enjoyable in simple human terms.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Kirk & Co return to present-day San Francisco to save the whales in the most enjoyable film of the series so far, also returning to the simplistic morality-play format that gave the original TV series its strength.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

An effective and enjoyable sample of entertainment -- not good science fiction, but a lightweight piece of comic fantasy utilizing characters so familiar that they feel like old friends.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...Kirk has finally reached his full lounge lizard potential (it's as if the comedy has freed him from his remaining inhibitions).

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Ambitious, exciting and memorable, The Voyage Home, being the fourth installment further the increasing quality in storytelling in the series, and is another… More
Christian C
Tiresome. Thank God the cast started to die off by this date.
xGary Xx
The crew of the Enterprise return to Earth to find it under siege from a mysterious probe trying to communicate with the now extinct humpback whale and so… More
KJ Proulx
Taking a unique turn for the franchise, Kirk's team must go back in time to find Humpback Whales who can communicate with a found foreign species, causes… More
Jens S.
The most charming and funniest of the Star Trek films brings Kirk's crew to our San Francisco on a rescue mission for whales. As silly as it is that future… More
Apeneck Fletcher
If Star Trek is, as many fans critique it, the second cousin to "real" space operas (a George Lucas concern comes to mind, I forget the name) then… More

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