Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes."
‑ , Time Out
"Merely a weak, inapt Star Trek movie, not a completely awful one."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"More of an event than a movie...more flash than content."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"As an exploration of the loneliness of a unique machine consciousness, great! As an exciting SF experience, maybe not."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"[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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The Enterprise's first feature, with smarts outdoing guns."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"If the endless interstellar vistas of 2001: A Space Odyssey tested your patience, Star Trek: The Motion Picture will make you cry like a little star child."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Director Robert Wise has no feeling for Trek's pop insouciance, and the movie unfolds ponderously."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"a little too boring"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"The long, majestic scene in which Scotty (James Doohan) takes Kirk in a shuttle toward the refurbished Enterprise is still breathtaking."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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