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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The new Star Trek is more than a coat of paint on a space-age wagon train. It's an exciting, stellar-yet-earthy blast that successfully blends the hip and the classic.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic, director J.J. Abrams crafts an origin myth that avoids any hint of the origin doldrums. That's because he rewires us back into the original Star Trek's primal appeal.
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90

NPR

By Bob Mondello
It's hard to imagine anyone caring much why we're plunging ahead at warp speed, when the ride is so insanely satisfying.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Star Trek goes back to the legend's roots with a boldness that brings a fatigued franchise back to life.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's "Iron Man."
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A burst of pure filmmaking exhilaration that manages to pay homage to the classic 1960s TV series and still boldly go where no man, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy included, has gone before.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At its best, the effect is like seeing life panoramically, past and future, simultaneous and magnificent.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When it comes to sheer spectacle, Star Trek, as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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