Paramount Pictures | Release Date: November 26, 1986 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 10 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
1
Negative:
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It has an irresistibly sure touch, an easy command of its audience. It hits the right buttons, strikes the right chords, plays with our expectations with the right blend of savvy, guile and imagination. [26 Nov. 1986]
70
The latest "Star Trek" is the most down-to-earth, and certainly the funniest, movie in the series, further evidence of the show's amazing durability. [1 Dec. 1986, p.89]
70
VarietyStaff [Not Credited]
Latest excursion is warmer, wittier, more socially relevant and truer to its TV origins than prior odysseys.
63
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the dopiest and most congenial in the series, an indication that the producers have at last acknowledged that what they're dealing with is not science fiction or adventure, but a kind of cosmic fluke. [27 Nov. 1986, p.F1]