Star Trek: The Motion Picture Synopsis
Adm. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew seek an intelligent alien entity.
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Variety

Producer Gene Roddenberry and director Robert Wise have corralled an enormous technical crew, and the result is state-of-the-art screen...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Fans will probably spend little time debating Star Trek's intellectual depths; there are none. But the human element triumphs over the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is probably about as good as we could have expected. It lacks the dazzling brilliance and originality of 2001...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Perhaps the greatest strength of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is that, despite a badly-paced middle, it boasts a strong beginning and end.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As dull as it is to watch, "Star Trek" at least possesses a measure of intellectual pizzazz: not enough to provoke thought and discussion,...
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The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Watching Star Trek — the Motion Picture...is like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are...
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Newsweek

No matter how important teamwork is on a job of industrialized entertainment like these ostensibly visionary films, the vision itself has...
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Washington Post

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"Star Treck" is an essentially passive adventure movie, made more so by director Robert Wise's failure to prevent the protracted effects...
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale. Robert Wise's bloodless direction drains all the air...
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Time

By Richard Schickel
Star Trek is, finally, nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture and why we should all strive to see it on the big screen.

By PaulTomorrow
I was lucky enough to be walking by the Egyptian Theater one day and happened to notice a poster advertising the Original Star Trek. Not only did I buy myself a ticket, I bought one for my roommate...

Motion Picture

By thomsonlogan
Worst than Final Fronteir. 1/10...

great movie

By oliver99701
The special effects were a little lacking but the idea of V'ger (voyager) being discovered by an alien race is cool....

Nice in a big theatre

By t'marii
I attended a very nice presentation of this movie at the Egyptian Theatre Sunday night and it was a lot of fun to see the director's cut of this movie in a big theatre. I remember the first time I...

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director's Cut)

By jhend
Think the original series had a lot going for it: - Great casting - GREAT writing / storylines - Great characters This production: if it were any slower, would be a still frame. Some of the...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ The Enterprise's first feature, with smarts outdoing guns.
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