Star Trek: Nemesis

With longtime foes the Romulans at last willing to negotiate peace with the Federation, the Enterprise and its crew are dispatched on a diplomatic mission. But it's all a ruse that will pit them against a wily villain with a sinister agenda.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 38%
Critics' score: 38   Audience score: 54   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Reasonably entertaining if utterly familiar. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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. full review

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. full review

Alex Pappademas, Village Voice

Star Trek: Nemesis stands alone as an engaging intergalactic thriller with a lot of spirit-and some rousing action scenes. full review

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

This is the fourth film to feature the Next Generation crew, and everyone is still off-track after the ideologically unsound, sparsely entertaining Insurrection. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

The cheesiness so endemic to the Star Trek franchise ... is back in full force.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

An ordeal for all save the most ardent Treksters.

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

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. full review

Mike Clark, USA Today

Stewart instead lends integrity and wry stoicism to Nemesis, but the movie is unworthy of him. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

While the movie itself wanders off-course halfway through, the coming attractions -- showcasing Nemesis' jacked-up special effects, production values and camerawork -- were a knockout.

David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer

Surprisingly, considering that Baird is a former film editor, the movie is rather choppy.

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

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. full review

Howard Cohen, Miami Herald

Star Trek: Nemesis spins a fascinating and, finally, quite moving variation on an old saw: You're your own worst enemy.

Susan Stark, Detroit News

Nemesis suffers from a paunchy midsection, several plodding action sequences and a wickedly undramatic central theme. full review

Mark Harden, Denver Post

Star Trek was kind of terrific once, but now it is a copy of a copy of a copy. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Too much of Nemesis has a tired, talky feel.

Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News

May satisfy the faithful but can leave the casual moviegoer feeling as if he's walked into a bar where nobody knows his name. full review

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press

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. full review

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

A plodding if mildly entertaining sci-fi adventure that plays more like an extended television episode than a full-length film.

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
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  • Release Year: 2002
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 116 min
  • Available From: Jan 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 1409 people
Directed By
Stuart Baird
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer