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At the Movies:
The movie's humor works best when the illogic of the TV show gets in the way.
A big, dumb piece of fun that will do little for your heart or intellect, but will undoubtedly leave you laughing.
Dallas Morning News:
Each actor plays an actor playing the sci-fi characters. It's a bit difficult to keep track of who's who, and ultimately the characters are so underdeveloped it's even more difficult to care.
Lawrence Van Gelder,
New York Times:
An amiable comedy that simultaneously manages to spoof these popular futuristic space adventures and replicate the very elements that have made them so durable.
Los Angeles Times:
Fast, light and funny, Galaxy Quest has a wide, generation - spanning appeal -- and you don't have to be a die-hard Trekkie to enjoy it.
The film's warm-fuzzies are formulaic and not at all genuine. The humor, though, is clever and keenly satiric without being mean-spirited.
In many ways, Galaxy Quest is more fantasy than science fiction. It's a lighthearted romp.
A sweet-spirited and clever film for anyone who's ever been a sci-fi nerd -- or laughed at one.
San Francisco Chronicle:
This movie is more than one joke or one idea. It's a thoroughly satisfying comedy -- and a respectable space adventure, as well.
Effects and production design are splendidly integrated into the overall enterprise, which is even more enjoyable for being so unexpected.
More ingratiating than uproarious, Galaxy Quest nonetheless emerges as one of the holiday movie season's more pleasant surprises.