Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. 40
    A muddled, gimpy mess, filled with the worst sort of Trek clichés and ill-timed humorous outbursts.
  2. 50
    There is a certain lackluster feeling to the way the key characters debate the issues, and perhaps that reflects the suspicion of the filmmakers that they have hitched their wagon to the wrong cause.
  3. That's the moral nut of this highly unexceptional episode, a midlife production in which each Enterprise crew member does his or her vaudeville act.
  4. Reviewed by: Greg Burk
    50
    With its young-vs.-old plot conflicts, its vid-game-reminiscent setups and its prominent positioning of a 12-year-old in the cast, the ninth Star Trek movie explicitly stalks kids, and probably snares neither them nor their parents.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    Even though Frakes is back, Star Trek: Insurrection plays less like a stand-alone sci-fi adventure than like an expanded episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Dauphin
    60
    The latest Star Trek flick, Insurrection, is the 9th, and although it doesn't suck as completely as some ignoble odd-numbered low points, it doesn't exactly boldly go where no one has gone before.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 11, 2011
    4
    One of my least favorite Star Trek movies. One problem is, I just can't stop cheering for the bad guy. They're working for the greater good ofOne of my least favorite Star Trek movies. One problem is, I just can't stop cheering for the bad guy. They're working for the greater good of billions of people, and, as Spock said, "the needs of the many out weight the needs of the few", which in this case is less then a thousand people who are probably going to end up on a smiler or slightly better planet anyway. The film lacks substance and edge compared to most of the other movies and TV show episodes, and for this reason I don't like it. Full Review »
  2. ChristopherE
    May 9, 2009
    5
    One has to wonder why anyone would make a major motion picture that is weaker than a third of the Next Generation TV episodes.
  3. Sep 25, 2013
    5
    Totally bland and boring. The movie really does nothing wrong, the cast do their job, the effects are good and the story is deep and wellTotally bland and boring. The movie really does nothing wrong, the cast do their job, the effects are good and the story is deep and well thought out. Yet, there is nothing wrong, it just feels so boring and uninteresting, almost like you've seen this a hundred times before.

    Overall:
    While not terrible, it also isn't that good either. As average as star trek can be.
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