Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Synopsis
Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew try to reunite Spock's mind and body.
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Time

By Richard Schickel
It features as ghastly a group of interstellar pirates, the Klingons, as ever entered the star log, plus a spectacularly self-destructive...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
While the sluggish beginning and ending mar this Star Trek outing somewhat, there's still enough here to please fans of the series, and, to...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a good but not great Star Trek movie, a sort of compromise between the first two.
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70

Newsweek

By David Ansen
"The Search for Spock" is everything it ought to be: solemn and shlocky and rousing and heartfelt, like all good reunions. For those whose...
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70

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock isn't really a movie, it's a happy reunion. The Enterprise is 18 years older and the crew members look...
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70

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Leonard Nimoy, who directed this third installment, hasn't matched the playfulness and energy of ''Star Trek II,'' but he's way ahead of...
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70

Variety

Star Trek III is an emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure. Dovetailing neatly with the previous entry in the popular series,...
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38

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
The Search for Spock should be great fun for Trek fans; it's splendid junk when it works. But if you can't hum the theme from memory, Trek...
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30

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Though we are largely spared Leonard Nimoy's stentorian presence as a performer, we must endure his miscalculations as a director: the...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Star Trek III or The Search for Schlock: a mission that renders the eyelids heavy. What else can you say about a movie whose mechanically...
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Search for Spock

By thomsonlogan
Stop hating this movie! It's awesome! 10/10...

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise.
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