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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film may be intended to launch the movie careers of Patrick Stewart and the gang from ''Star Trek: The Next Generation,'' but any vibrancy, any emotional power it has derives from William Shatner as Kirk. And it's not even his movie. [18 Nov. 1994, p.C1] show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Generations feels like a flimsy device to ensure Trek's earnings continue to live long and prosper. [19 Nov. 1994, p.1D] show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Three things make the film worthwhile: Shatner's performance; the sequence involving Data getting his "emotion chip" implant; and John Alonzo's crystalline cinematography, which makes Generations the most beautiful Trek ever. [18 Nov. 1994, p.03] show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Once the stardust settles and the generations of "Star Trek" fans pass in judgment, this splendid production may emerge as the best movie to date inspired by the multiple-series TV phenomenon created by the late Gene Roddenberry. [15 Nov. 1994] show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's good cornball mainstream sci-fi, as close to brand-name reliability as this genre gets. [18 Nov. 1994, p.47] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Generations spends its running length searching for, and never completely finding, its niche. show more

  • 63
    Baltimore Sun

    The cognoscenti will no doubt follow the plot permutations a little bit more easily than those of us on the outside. But even we of the uninitiated will appreciate the cleverly escalating tension. [18 Nov. 1994, p.12] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie so concerned with in-jokes and updates for Trekkers that it can barely tear itself away long enough to tell a story. From the weight and attention given to the transfer of command on the Starship Enterprise, you'd think a millennium was ending - which is, by the end of the film, how it feels. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    However clumsily done, the handoff has now been accomplished, and it will be interesting to see how the new crew carries the torch in subsequent movies that aren't asked to carry such weight. [18 Nov. 1994, p.5] show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    All the special effects in the universe don't make up for a lame plot, though. There's something foul about a Star Trek movie so apparently slapdash: the creators know that legions of fans will show up, no matter what. [18 Nov. 1994] show more

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  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

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