Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Familiarity and continuity are what the success of this series has always been about. We've been here before, and we like the neighborhood.
  2. A little bit obsessed with replication.
  3. Has a delightfully nasty villain and pumped-up action, albeit along familiar lines.
  4. This is a better movie than the vacuous "Insurrection," thanks largely to a sympathetic screenwriter, longtime "Trek" fanatic John Logan ("Gladiator"), and a crew (headed by Patrick Stewart's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and Brent Spiner's android Data) determined to go out in glory.
  5. 63
    If anyone tries to tell you how this one ends, blast 'em with a phaser. Set on stun, of course.
  6. While Star Trek: Nemesis isn't nearly as good as the best Nicholas Meyer-written movies like "The Undiscovered Country," it is far from the worst, thanks to the topical issues it raises, the performances of Stewart and Hardy, and that essential feature -- a decent full-on space battle.
  7. Unfortunately, the plot runs out of dilithium crystals, and drifts to a sluggish and predictable conclusion
  8. 63
    Fails to match the philosophical and acting bounties of 1996's ''First Contact.'' Baird has seen to it that the Enterprise's being under fire still amounts to the crew rocking back and forth, gripping the railings as the ship's phasers are down to 4 percent.
  9. 63
    The venerable series is looking outmoded and outdated. Media saturation and age have taken their toll.
  10. Once again, perhaps the most impressive effect is Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard, using his Shakespearean training to make long mouthfuls of nonsense sound almost persuasive.
  11. It combines elements of "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars" and James Bond flicks with generically satisfying results.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Robinson
    The humor is not as hackneyed as in previous films.
  13. 60
    Nemesis never feels true to itself, its energy never fully engaged. Even with Earth on the line in its climactic space battle, the film seems embarrassed that it couldn't have found a better way to work through its issues.
  14. 60
    Once it reaches the meat of the story, it seems to lose its confidence.
  15. An amiably klutzy affair whose warm, fuzzy heart emits intermittent bleats from the sleeve of its gleaming spacesuit.
  16. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Despite the intriguing set-up, there's something unambitious and scaled-back about Star Trek Nemesis, so that most of the time it feels like a slightly suped-up episode of the "Next Generation" TV series.
  17. 60
    Reasonably entertaining if utterly familiar entry in the long-running SF franchise.
  18. 50
    Star Trek is over for me. I've been looking at these stories for half a halftime, and, let's face it, they're out of gas.
  19. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    As spent screen series go, Star Trek: Nemesis is even more suggestive of a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up -- and there's nothing to drink.
  20. Conventional wisdom has it that the best Star Trek movies are the even-numbered ones. Nemesis may keep that streak alive, but barely.
  21. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Even though it doesn't feel like an appropriate send-off, the lethargy of Star Trek: Nemesis is probably indication enough that the series should end here.
  22. Reviewed by: Alex Pappademas
    As Shinzon, a sickly boy-emperor grown from Picard's DNA by scheming Romulans, Tom Hardy channels some of the verve of rich-Corinthian-leather-clad Khan villain Ricardo Montalban, although his real model seems to be Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator.
  23. 40
    Nemesis, by comparison, is about as exciting as a Tribble on Vicodin.
  24. Plays like a greatest-hits remix; like "Die Another Day," it's bent on resurrecting a moribund franchise by recalling all the things you used to love about it till you grew into big-boy pants.
  25. There comes a time when the future looks old, and that's where "Star Trek" finds itself on the time-space continuum.
  26. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    Collapsed into the black hole of its own mythology.
  27. An ordeal for all save the most ardent Treksters.
  28. An offering so endearingly lame it seems to have missed the past 10 years' worth of special-effects breakthroughs.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 19 out of 48
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    NEMESIS is a pure delight for fans and non-fans. This film is filled with great acting performances by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Tom Hardy as the evil villain Praetor Shinzon. We for the first time in the Star Trek universe get to explore the Romulan Senate, political structure, the twin world Remus and see for the first time the Remans. While there are great action sequences the main heart of NEMESIS is Shinzons struggle for his identity over Picard. This is a must see for fans of philosophical dramas as well as those who love science fiction. A must see! Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    Here you can see that the TNG crew is getting a little tired and stale. It was better than Insurrection, but not by much. I did find the premise interesting but it's execution felt a little underwhelming and flat.

    It is a decent movie that could have been better. If I had to some it up in one word: Underwhelming.
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  3. Dec 6, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I was a fan of the Star Trek TNG TV series, in fact to this day it is my favourite TV series of all time. But like Generations and Insurrection, this one just ended up being mediocre. With the exception of Star Trek: First Contact with was absolutely great, there were TV episodes equal and in some cases better than the TNG movies. I'm still bitter about them cancelling the series while it was the number one rated TV show just so they could make 3 mediocre movies and 1 good movie. SPOILER ALERT: I can't believe they killed off data. I mean I knew one main character was going to die ahead of time, but Data? BTW: I was hoping they'd make 1 more TNG movie just so they could bring him back, it was pretty obvious how they laid the ground work to do so, Data's memory chip was in his android (er... artificial lifeform) brother's head although his brother couldn't access the memories there was the potential for him to expand his hardware/programming later to bring Data's memories back and incorporate them, but I guess Data is gone forever since they will never make that movie now :( Full Review »