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 26, 1986
DVD 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.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

If most movies today are doomed to be sure-fire, presold properties--with ideas leached from our recent TV or cinematic past--let's hope they're all as good at the game as "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."

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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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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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Variety Staff

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.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.

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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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Josh Larsen

...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
Carlos Magalh„es
The voyage home is the return to the status quo now that Spock is back to the crew where he belongs, and this is the lightest of the Star Trek movies, a… More
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
Phil Hubbs
This was the first Star Trek movie I saw at the cinema, and to top that I think I saw it whilst in the US of A too. So the story continues from where it left of… 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
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.