Star Trek: Insurrection 1998

Critics score:
55 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Stephen Holden, New York Times: An appealing millennial throwback to the hippie dream that is part and parcel of Star Trek's utopian ethos. Read more

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader: The extravagant makeup and special effects are actually unobtrusive because they're demanded by the pleasantly formulaic story, whose conflicts--and broad, innocuous political allegory -- justify the heartwarming resolution. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: The latest and ninth installment in that line, Star Trek: Insurrection, lacks the adrenalized oomph of its predecessor, but no adventure of the Starship Enterprise is without its gee-whiz affability. Read more

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Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: More of the the same-old -same-old. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: In two outings as director, Jonathan Frakes has proven that he understands what makes Star Trek work on the big screen. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Inert and unconvincing. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, The story has enough plot switchbacks, space battles and gizmo wizardry to ensure that most viewers won't forget the film until at least the next morning. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: Fun for most folks, heaven for Trekkers. Read more

Time Out: Despite the usual strained stabs at topical social significance, Frakes maintains a brisk pace, staging the battle scenes with panache and undercutting the absurd techno gibberish with crass but leavening humour. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Strikes a deft balance of predictable heroics and quirky humor. Read more

Gary Dauphin, Village Voice: Doesn't exactly boldly go where no one has gone before. Read more