Galaxy Quest 1999

Critics score:
90 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Ebert, At the Movies: The movie's humor works best when the illogic of the TV show gets in the way. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: A big, dumb piece of fun that will do little for your heart or intellect, but will undoubtedly leave you laughing. Read more

Jay Webb, 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. Read more

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. Read more

Kevin Thomas, 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. Read more

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle: The film's warm-fuzzies are formulaic and not at all genuine. The humor, though, is clever and keenly satiric without being mean-spirited. Read more

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Kevin Courrier, Globe and Mail: Boldly going where few parodies have gone before. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: The drolleries take precedence over the special effects. Read more

Associated Press: A lot of wacky fun. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: In many ways, Galaxy Quest is more fantasy than science fiction. It's a lighthearted romp. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, A sweet-spirited and clever film for anyone who's ever been a sci-fi nerd -- or laughed at one. Read more

Mick LaSalle, 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. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: Effects and production design are splendidly integrated into the overall enterprise, which is even more enjoyable for being so unexpected. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: More ingratiating than uproarious, Galaxy Quest nonetheless emerges as one of the holiday movie season's more pleasant surprises. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: The wisecracks fly fast and furious. Read more