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San Jose Mercury News:
Won't go into the captain's log as the U.S.S. Enterprise's finest hour -- that honor still belongs to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -- but it is reasonably entertaining and reassuring, like a trip home during the holidays.
Detroit Free Press:
May satisfy the faithful but can leave the casual moviegoer feeling as if he's walked into a bar where nobody knows his name.
Devotees of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will feel a nagging sense of deja vu, and the grandeur of the best Next Generation episodes is lacking.
Ebert & Roeper:
Star Trek: Nemesis stands alone as an engaging intergalactic thriller with a lot of spirit-and some rousing action scenes.
New York Times:
An amiably klutzy affair whose warm, fuzzy heart emits intermittent bleats from the sleeve of its gleaming spacesuit.
The torpid first half nearly made me drift into suspended animation. But the exciting second half makes up for it with a long, thrilling, Pyrrhic battle.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie,
The overall feel of the film is pretty cheesy, but there's still a real sense that the Star Trek tradition has been honored as best it can, given the embarrassing script and weak direction.
This is the fourth film to feature the Next Generation crew, and everyone is still off-track after the ideologically unsound, sparsely entertaining Insurrection.
Los Angeles Times:
Familiarity and continuity are what the success of this series has always been about. We've been here before, and we like the neighborhood.
Between its brisk start and explosive finish, Nemesis dawdles in talky, jargon-filled explanations.
Nemesis suffers from a paunchy midsection, several plodding action sequences and a wickedly undramatic central theme.
As lo-fi as the special effects are, the folks who cobbled Nemesis together indulge the force of humanity over hardware in a way that George Lucas has long forgotten.
Globe and Mail:
Familiarity breeds content with Star Trek fans, and the 10th movie in the series does nothing to mess with the series' comfortably monotonous fantasy formula.
Nemesis never feels true to itself, its energy never fully engaged.
Not a bad premise, but the execution is lackluster at best.
It has become apparent that the franchise's best years are long past.
This tenth feature is a big deal, indeed -- at least the third-best, and maybe even a notch above the previous runner-up, Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
What nudges the movie toward a qualified recommendation is the continuing high standards set by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
The outcome is as professionally crafted as ever, but the material feels learnt by rote.
As spent screen series go, Star Trek: Nemesis is even more suggestive of a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up -- and there's nothing to drink.
A respectable venture on its own terms, lacking the broader vision that has seen certain Trek films ... cross over to a more mainstream audience.
John Logan clones Enterprise skipper Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), geek-relatable android Data (Brent Spiner), and -- less successfully -- 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.