Star Trek V - The Final Frontier
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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 peace," where delegates from hostile races coexist in a sort of intergalactic United Nations. Ordered to quell the crisis, the Enterprise crew discovers that it's a ruse perpetrated by Sybok, who takes over the ship, piloting it toward the "Great Barrier," an energy field at the galaxy's rim. Sybok, who is revealed to be Spock's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"William Shatner's inauspicious feature directing debut is a double letdown."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Captain Kirk and his crew go where too many film makers have too often gone before."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Final Frontier is a warmly crafted picture only lacking a sophisticated technical and dramatic finesse the earlier features held in abundance. The film is never aggressively odious, just undernourished."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Although the film's ontological approach may be intriguing, this rather dull entry fails to generate the kind of thoughtful, exciting adventure that made the Gene Roddenberry TV series so compelling."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[The] special effects, despite the hefty budget, look strictly bargain basement."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Bloated, bombastic and maddeningly pretentious."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Worst in series; some tricky religious content."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Did it really take William Shatner in the director's chair to finally give us a decent Star Trek movie?"
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"The worst Star Trek movie."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"The plot, about a quest for the Ultimate Answer, resembles something Douglas Adams would have thrown in the bin."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Easily the weakest of the original cast Star Trek films."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Proceed with caution."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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