Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.

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Time Out

For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Merely a weak, inapt Star Trek movie, not a completely awful one.

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Variety Staff

The expensive effects (under supervision of Douglas Trumbull) are the secret of this film, and the amazing wizardry throughout would appear to justify the whopping budget.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

[It's] like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are familiar, but the décor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

The Enterprise's first feature, with smarts outdoing guns.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.

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James Berardinelli

Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Director's Edition is no 2001 (its obvious inspiration -- a fact that is more evident here than ever before), but it represents thought-provoking, well constructed science fiction.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
To think this this film came out when I was just one year old, just like Star Wars which came out a year before I was born, makes me God… More
Everett Johnson
I have to admit, I've never really been a "Star Trek" fan. It's always seemed boring to me, and over my head. Heck, most sci-fi is, except… More
Alex roy
The first Star Trek film directed by Robert Wise manages to capture the vibe of the TV show and offer fans a good two hours of entertainment. Although, this… More
KJ Proulx
A very underrated film that sparked decades of Star Trek features, in which has spectacular visuals for it's time, and a score that will definitely remain… More
xGary Xx
The first in the long running movie franchise was a huge departure from the ethos of the series it was based upon, and as such disappointed the majority of fans… More
Chris Weber
When this came out in 1979, it was a big deal. It was the first piece of new Trek in almost a decade. Then, as now, this is a baffling movie, and back then,… More