Galaxy Quest

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. More than one joke or one idea. It's a thoroughly satisfying comedy --and a respectable space adventure, as well.
  2. A fast, loose, and very funny parody that pulls off the not-so-simple feat of tweaking Trekkies and honoring them.
  3. The makers of this film are clearly fans, and they've put more heart and genuine humor into this piece than Paramount has into the original franchise in years.
  4. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    88
    An affectionate, often clever and unflaggingly funny satire.
  5. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    80
    "Trek"-heads will laugh hardest, but there are plenty of yuks for the uninitiated as well.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    One of the holiday movie season's more pleasant surprises. A mischievously clever and slickly commercial sci-fi comedy.
  7. The wisecracks fly fast and furious
  8. Fast, light and funny, Galaxy Quest has a wide, generation-spanning appeal--and you don't have to be a die-hard Trekkie to enjoy it.
  9. Dean Parisot's direction of the funny, affectionately satirical script by David Howard and Robert Gordon is crisp and assured.
  10. The story is silly, the acting is campy, the effects are amusingly tacky. A mildly entertaining romp that pokes refreshing fun at its own occasional violence.
  11. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    A clever, affectionate, and entertaining holiday snack for sci-fi fans. Falling somewhere between slick and cheesy.
  12. An exceptionally funny science-fiction comedy.
  13. No masterpiece, but in a season dominated by films as heavy -- and about as time-consuming -- as brain surgery, a little brain candy is sweet.
  14. 75
    The movie's humor works best when the illogic of the TV show gets in the way.
  15. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    75
    It's quite a lot of fun.
  16. 70
    Funny without being flip.
  17. It keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, offers a few genuine laughs, moves swiftly, if not at warp speed, and is led by a talented cast.
  18. 70
    The many eight-to-11-year-olds in the audience seemed completely enthralled.
  19. You don't have to be a Trek weenie to have a good time at this spoof cum homage to fandom and the enduring appeal of cheesy TV, but it helps.
  20. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    70
    For fans of science fiction...Galaxy Quest is a sweet, funny valentine to their obsessiveness.
  21. Instead of making fun of the series' fans and their lifestyle, Galaxy Quest targets actors and how an onscreen image can forever lock a performer in a particular role. And that proves to be its saving grace.
  22. 67
    It's a one-note gag, but a superior gag performed with a minimum of cheese and a surplus of laugh-out-loud moments.
  23. The good-hearted Galaxy Quest delivers fun and confusion in equal measure, as it gently tweaks the fanaticism of "Star Trek"/"Star Wars" fans while validating it at the same time.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Feb 24, 2015
    9
    A perfect picture of what a parody/satire movie should look like...It never milks a joke to the point where it is tired and boring, butA perfect picture of what a parody/satire movie should look like...It never milks a joke to the point where it is tired and boring, but instead keeps serving fresh and funny jokes and characters. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2013
    10
    When i first watched it i wasn't sure. So i bought it and watched it again and again and again. Absolutely brilliant, one of my favouriteWhen i first watched it i wasn't sure. So i bought it and watched it again and again and again. Absolutely brilliant, one of my favourite films of all time. The idea is perfect and the cast were perfect. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2013
    8
    A very funny movie that I imagine does a very realistic parody of the original Star Trek cast (if they were put into this situation.) AllanA very funny movie that I imagine does a very realistic parody of the original Star Trek cast (if they were put into this situation.) Allan Rickman is just brilliant, Sigorny Weaver further cement her Queen of Sci-Fi role, and Tim Allen, *long silent pause* Tim Allen. Overall a great movie that is a great Sci-Fi comedy that has allot of fun with itself. Full Review »