(2009)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 37 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
In the pop high it delivers, this is the greatest prequel ever made.
100
The new Star Trek is more than a coat of paint on a space-age wagon train. It's an exciting, stellar-yet-earthy blast that successfully blends the hip and the classic.
100
The Hollywood Reporter
Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable.
91
The clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic, director J.J. Abrams crafts an origin myth that avoids any hint of the origin doldrums. That's because he rewires us back into the original Star Trek's primal appeal.
90
Wall Street Journal
Star Trek goes back to the legend's roots with a boldness that brings a fatigued franchise back to life.
90
It's hard to imagine anyone caring much why we're plunging ahead at warp speed, when the ride is so insanely satisfying.
88
A burst of pure filmmaking exhilaration that manages to pay homage to the classic 1960s TV series and still boldly go where no man, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy included, has gone before.
88
The result is more exciting than the last four ST pictures put together, more fun than a barrel of Tribbles, and the most satisfying action-adventure since last year's "Iron Man."
88
Vigorously played as a young man by Chris Pine, Kirk is a brilliant, sports-car driving, bar-brawling rebel who is finally shamed into joining Starfleet Academy.
80
Though it has its over-caffeinated aspects and its missteps, this Star Trek has in general bridged the gap between the old and the new with alacrity and purpose.
75
At its best, the effect is like seeing life panoramically, past and future, simultaneous and magnificent.
75
When it comes to sheer spectacle, Star Trek, as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers.

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