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: June 9, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 20, 1999
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Critic Score: 22% 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.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The film is neither much of a character story nor an action adventure.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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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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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It has high adventure, nifty special effects and much good humor, but it also has a wonderful resonance to it.

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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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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Worst in series; some tricky religious content.

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Variety Staff

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.

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Easily the weakest of the original cast Star Trek films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
While considered by many as the worst of the Star Trek films - and it certainly does have problems -, The Final Frontier is rather enjoyable and has some… 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
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
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
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
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