Star Trek: The Search For Spock 1984

Critics score:
78 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: The humanity of the Star Trek series, unexpected as it is in a sci-fi setting, remains the series' best feature. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: 'Star Trek III' takes nearly forty minutes, much of which is filled with silly, mystical exposition about the current state of Spock's soul, before things start moving. The last twenty minutes are equally slow, but the stuff in between is quite enjoyable. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: This is a good but not great Star Trek movie, a sort of compromise between the first two. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Decent SFX, but a little more action wouldn't have gone amiss. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure. Read more