"Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable..."
Hollywood Reporter - Ray Bennett (04/20/2009)
"[T]he new and improved STAR TREK will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana....STAR TREK rockets along like a beautifully engineered vehicle you can't help but admire for its design and performance....This reincarnation is dynamic..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (04/22/2009)
4 stars out of 5 -- "Abrams goes back to the series' '60s roots...and laces this origin story with a youthful zest and some enjoyable self-parody. The intergalactic vistas and pop art interiors are constantly stunning."
Box Office - Richard Mowe (04/24/2009)
"The 2009 STAR TREK film goes back eagerly to where STAR TREK began....The special effects are slam-bam."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (05/06/2009)
3 stars out of 4 -- "It's an energetic sci-fi extravaganza, with spectacular action sequences and nifty visuals....When it comes to sheer spectacle, STAR TREK as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (05/09/2009)
"[T]his STAR TREK has in general bridged the gap between the old and the new with alacrity and purpose."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (05/07/2009)
"[A] clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic....With a crew like this, you can welcome the future." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (05/15/2009)
"A bright, shiny blast from a newly imagined past....The spirit of adventure and embrace of rationality that define the show are in full swing..."
New York Times - New York Times Critic (05/08/2009)
"[I]t is, undeniably, a reconsideration of what constitutes STAR TREK, one that deemphasizes heady concepts and plainly stated humanist virtues in favor of breathless action punctuated by bursts of emotion." -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club - Keith Phipps (05/07/2009)
"It's a movie that is correct enough to appease the most hard-core buffs, while opening up the final frontier to a new generation of fans....Pure pop pleasure."
Washington Post (05/08/2009)
4 stars out of 5 -- "This is exciting, funny, and smart with a great young cast that fills each role very well."