Star Trek V - The Final Frontier
Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989)

Kirk (William Shatner), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are enjoying a vacation in Yosemite National Park when duty calls. Vulcan cult leader Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) and his followers have invaded a "planet of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 20, 1999
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Filled with dull action sequences and an underdeveloped storyline, this fifth Trek movie is probably the worst of the series.

Variety Staff
Variety

William Shatner's inauspicious feature directing debut is a double letdown.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Captain Kirk and his crew go where too many film makers have too often gone before.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The absolute nadir of the series, a movie so bad in so many ways that the second-worst has to squint and use binoculars to see that far down.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[The] special effects, despite the hefty budget, look strictly bargain basement.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Bloated, bombastic and maddeningly pretentious.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Worst in series; some tricky religious content.

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Time Out

The plot, about a quest for the Ultimate Answer, resembles something Douglas Adams would have thrown in the bin.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The whole point of the movie has something to do with the search for God and Eden, but the theme is presented in the most mundane fashion imaginable.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Easily the weakest of the original cast Star Trek films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Final Frontier is a decent film, one that leaves a lot to be desired for Trek fans, and here I felt that the film's script was just stitched together… More
Phil Hubbs
I remember when this was released many people thought it was the old crews final film due to the title. Then once people had seen it most thought that maybe it… More
xGary Xx
The crew of the Enterprise are sent to rescue three diplomats from the neutral zone, but their captor's true motive is to steal the ship to aid his quest… More
Tim Salmons
Ok, ok, yeah, you can see my rating, and I can't even begin to really defend it in any way. Having never seen Star Trek V: The Final Frontier before, I had… More
KJ Proulx
Was this story really just leading up to reveal that Spock has a brother? I wasted almost 2 hours on that? Really? With no compelling story, a film that takes… More
Chris Weber
I agree with everyone who says that this is the worst Trek film, but I didn't end up hating it nearly as much as I was led to believe I would. Don't… More

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