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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

1986
Comedy
Sci-fi
1h 59m
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Rated 27 May 2020
77
65th
Star Trek goes slapstick. And for my money, almost nothing's funnier than Chekov asking for the location of nuclear wessels by The Embarcadero during a Cold War. Each actor embraces the lunacy - Spock ‘finding out' he likes Italian food, the crew replaying The Three Stooges' Dizzy Doctors - but that's why this works in a way more than the other films. Each person is much less an actor and so much more a character, it doesn't matter the scenario. There Be Whales Here makes sense.
Rated 25 Jan 2021
85
86th
Gentleman, set phasers to fun. A total joy of a movie, silly hippy nonsense script blended with those best episodes of Star Trek where they end up on Earth. Only a double dumb ass wouldn’t enjoy this.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
45
34th
The most charming and amusing entry in the series. The narrative may be utterly ridiculous, but it wisely avoids melodrama and refreshingly stays away from the stock standard space battle and other tired conventions. The environmental agenda becomes rather confused, with a couple of whales agreeing, apparently, to be deposited by humans into a future in which all their kind have been killed at the hand of man, and agreeing to do so for the sake of man, but who's quibbling? "Ah, the giants."
Rated 01 Feb 2016
83
67th
Kirk and Spock are an old married couple and no one will ever convince me otherwise ever again.
Rated 24 Jun 2008
85
45th
Pretty fun & well done. It takes a little while to get into the story, & if you don't know the background of Star Trek or these particular characters, it might take even longer, but I still think you'd be able to enjoy the majority of the story: traveling back 300 years to the 1980's to save two humpback whales & return them to the future. While, of course, the special effects aren't what we're now accustom to, & certain areas are a bit slow, on the whole the heart & humor well make up for it!
Rated 30 Jun 2019
80
62nd
Outside of the somewhat unusual premise, a standard, typically enjoyable series entry, which does surprisingly little with the intriguing notion of Kirk & Co. interacting with the "real world"; one could imagine this premise playing out more sharply in TV format, with a final act that feels like a lot of extraneous padding. For those who usually take their Treks piously seriously, the change in tone is no doubt welcome, its just not the revolutionary change in tone that its reputation suggests.
Rated 05 Nov 2008
83
46th
Where do you keep your nuclear wessels?
Rated 11 Feb 2017
72
56th
The plot is a series of varied & increasingly silly situations but it has a nice story about learning from past mistakes, regaining your self, ecology & transporting humpback whales from 80s San Francisco into the future to sing to a world-destroying space monolith. Believe it or not it's all a bit cheesy. By the time we get to the hospital scene it's turned into a complete comedy show but hey, I had a jolly time. So many goofy scenarios & executed with perfectly light touch.
Rated 02 Sep 2014
21
60th
Mom didn't like this movie because Spock cussed.
Rated 09 Dec 2013
62
71st
You know what the franchise needed? More wacky fun! The concept is silly to its core, so perhaps the most surprising thing is how well it works. With the fate of Earth, an entire species, and the Enterprise crew in the balance, its as engaging and tense as any Star Trek film, with the added benefit of being the most hilarious entry in the series. I imagine the reaction to this film is a good indicator of whether you're a Star Trek fan. Turns out I definitely am.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
85
41st
Decent. Has some fun, silly moments.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
39
15th
A few amusing moments here and there, but this was pretty lame. Note: I hate Star Trek, so take that into account.
Rated 27 Dec 2007
75
80th
No, the summary is not a joke.
Rated 18 Jan 2008
69
50th
Decent enough if you're a Star Trek fan. I was surprised that, even though it takes place in the 80's, it's not terribly and horribly dated. In fact there's only really one scene that has an "80's punk" (and that scene is actually pretty funny). I'd say that this, beyond anything other, is the funniest Star Trek film. But, while entertaining, I don't watch Star Trek for funny gags. It's an alright Star Trek film but unless you're a fan you can pass on it.
Rated 02 Feb 2008
77
41st
Cheesey like the rest, but this is probably the most likeable star-trek film.
Rated 09 May 2008
71
52nd
Good fun, feels more like the original series than any of the other films do.
Rated 15 Aug 2008
65
45th
Good Star Trek movie, but only because it had the courage not to take itself too seriously.
Rated 08 Jan 2009
65
30th
It's pretty silly - the plot is ridiculous even for Star Trek. But if you find the notion of classic Star Trek characters dealing with 1980s San Francisco funny (which I did), it's not too bad.
Rated 16 Jun 2009
30
11th
Really, really dumb. Captain Kirk travels back through time to talk with humpback whales, I shit you not.
Rated 29 Jun 2009
85
84th
The best of the series, this one still reeks of cheese, but then again doesn't everything involving Shatner anyway. For the few that haven't seen it, one word. Whales. Ok. Yes, whales. Just go with it. Cripes.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
78
80th
The film with the most outlandish, madcap, frankly fucking looney plot ever divised. Probably the only Trek film that has managed to balance being lighthearted and funny with Trek's inherent campness, and it does it very well after the much darker previous two movies. That said when Nimoy and Roddenberry wrote the plot what were they smoking! Time Travel plus Humpback Whales = Star Trek! Worth watching just for the storyline if nothing else.
Rated 18 Jul 2010
57
26th
Nimoy goes to the opposite extreme from the self-serious _Star Trek III_ with this comic adventure. Entertaining, but too silly.
Rated 20 Jun 2011
70
55th
Can't really be called 'good' but it has an undeniably cheesy charm.
Rated 22 Mar 2017
80
75th
A classic, light-hearted Trek romp with some of the most quotable lines in sci-fi movie history. Easily the most joyful of the Star Trek movies, and there's definitely something to be said for that. Very rewatchable.
Rated 08 Oct 2011
50
29th
The plot is incomparably daft, and this is by no means a good film. I can definitely understand why some fans love this, however. It's a nice change of pace where we get to spend a rather fun time with the crew (and this is where I realized how much I, unlike in ST:NG, really like the characters as well as the actors playing them, Kelley as Bones being my favorite). While some of the jokes work, all the silliness gets a bit tiresome, though.
Rated 15 Jun 2012
91
80th
Double Dumb Ass
Rated 12 Oct 2012
75
63rd
I always felt this was two or three steps away from being an Eddie Murphy vehicle. But one of the good ones. If you watch it with that in mind, you will have a great time.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
85
67th
It is one of the even numbered movies so it must be good. Funny and light hearted which this series needed after the last two parts drummed it home with all the heavy drama. Even if you aren't a trek fan I believe you would enjoy this one out of all of them.
Rated 13 Jan 2007
90
92nd
My favourite of the Star Trek movies, and yes, that includes Wrath of Khan.
Rated 24 Jan 2007
88
76th
Probably the best of the original star treks
Rated 16 Feb 2007
20
4th
Poor.
Rated 23 Feb 2007
15
5th
This was a shockingly bad film. I mean seriously, was this the best idea that anyone could come up with? 'Let's go back in time and steal a whale so that it can talk to a space probe?' How do they even know what the whale is saying? It could be all "I want so krill!". Gash!
Rated 23 Sep 2021
86
92nd
Rewatched. Silly and dated as hell, but still my favorite Star Trek thing. The bowtie ending and Catherine Hicks performance veer the film toward 70s Disney TV movies, usually a stroke of death - but in this case, the sweetness works (or is at least forgiven), especially when considering the dark nature of the previous two films.
Rated 18 Oct 2016
7
63rd
Despite the premise sounding like a joke, this movie had a great balance of humor and dramatic tension. The "save the whales" message was a bit preachy though, even if it is true.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
9
88th
Perhaps the most perfect movie ever made.
Rated 13 Apr 2007
80
68th
This movie makes me want to take a lot of LDS
Rated 02 May 2007
80
63rd
good comedy, bad sci-fi
Rated 26 May 2007
55
48th
Forced.
Rated 15 Jun 2007
2
31st
"Computer? Computer?" Only reason to watch it is Scotty.
Rated 25 Mar 2021
63
30th
Time travel, whales, and shenanigans. This isn't really what I think of when I think of Star Trek, but I can see why it was such a big hit as it is very accessible for the causal movie-goer. It is a lot of fun even though is is 100 minutes of silly.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
59th
Great; kinda campy, but really entertaining. A Star Trek movie for people who aren't really into Star Trek.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
53
45th
A strange Star Trek movie that works. You have humpback whales, time travel and Leonard Nimoy on public transportation stopping the use of a boombox.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
76
69th
Despite its dated new age liberal 80s theme and underlying message, it's definitely a refreshing burst of fun the series always needed.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
17th
cute, entertaining, but I would click by if it was on TV.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
61st
"Save the Whales, Otherwise Giant Aliens Will Kill Us" I think is the most inspirational message thus far from that particular camp.
Rated 02 Feb 2021
63
25th
Not so much a return to form, since Star Trek was still struggling to find its ideal form, but definitely an improvement over the risible parts II and III. And yet still this is a patently quite ridiculous film, with much of the nitty-gritty sci-fi bits hand-waved, and some farcical - if entertaining - slapstick sequences. Still, the Shatner-Nimoy pairing is great value as ever, alongside Hicks' likeable turn, and the snappy pacing, gags and gentle, bonkers plotting keep this one fun throughout.
Rated 15 Sep 2007
75
79th
My favorite Star Trek film. Nice character interaction and dialogue.
Rated 14 Oct 2007
70
50th
I like this movie. Kind of. That`s because it`s funny. Kind of. The funniest and most watchable parts were all Kirk and Spock stuff, but we have these B and C storylines going on that are boring and totally unnecessary.
Rated 29 Oct 2007
50
29th
Whales. Interesting plot, but didn't really enjoy spending all that time on Earth.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
90
96th
probably the best of the bunch.
Rated 23 Jul 2013
61
41st
the one with the whales...
Rated 06 Mar 2008
93
70th
Probably my favorite of the Star Trek movies.
Rated 24 Mar 2008
72
69th
A romp of a Trek film. Is it entertaining? The hell it is. Also known as "the one with the whales."
Rated 21 May 2008
78
50th
This movie could be the only Star Trek adventure I'd describe as "charming".
Rated 12 Nov 2016
86
62nd
B+
Rated 14 Jul 2008
80
52nd
Oh it's good to have Spock back. Kirk and co. save the whales? A little heavy-handed in that respect, but the whole time-traveling plot is too fun to be disappointed.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
50
13th
Not the worst Star Trek movie, but close. Hippie Spock and the gang go back to the 80's to rescue from friggin whales to stop a whale-obsessed probe from destroying everything. The PETA lady is pretty annoying. There is too much comic relief and not enough space battle.
Rated 24 Aug 2008
75
48th
The best of the films. Lots of humor, otherwise it would have been dreadful.
Rated 27 Aug 2008
81
62nd
I liked this alot more when I was 17, probably b/c it was the first Trek I saw in a theater & the comedy landed even better. The fish-out-of-water gags & character interactions still work pretty well 35+ years later, but the overt activism feels more heavy handed than ever. The implausibilities (giving tech secrets to the past; the absurdly trusting marine biologist) are also more noticeable, as is the realization that any STEM-minded person in the future w/ a ship should be time traveling.
Rated 05 May 2024
78
68th
I find this the cutest film of the series. Sometimes established franchises come up ith this kind of work; they had nothing to prove, they knew that it will work; so they were very loose and honest with it. It has brilliant comedic movements, yet the comedy does not kill the story; it has a nice message also without being in your face. All in all, a very enjoyable film.
Rated 20 Nov 2008
79
54th
Probably my favorite of the star trek films. Really, if you ask any non-fan about the star trek movies you most often hear, "the one with the whales was good". My thoughts exactly.
Rated 15 Dec 2008
70
51st
Somehow works in all its goofiness.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
75
63rd
funniest star trek motion picture
Rated 30 Jan 2009
100
97th
An utterly ridiculous plot, even by Star Trek standards, and characters we know and love playing off each other while doing the predictable. In other words, as a bit of a Trekkie, one of my favorite movies.
Rated 25 Apr 2019
75
82nd
Great whale out of water Star Trek episode.
Rated 17 Dec 2015
55
2nd
Lazy crap.
Rated 30 Jun 2013
21
9th
Although it's quite possible to sit through this without nausea or deep irritation, I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would want to.
Rated 12 Jun 2009
80
69th
No "Star Trek" film is worth its salt unless Klingons are getting blown up.
Rated 02 Jul 2009
82
67th
Intentional or not, I found it to be hilarious. In that sort of, so bad it's funny sort of way. Don't know if that's a good thing.
Rated 15 Jul 2009
81
48th
I know I am one of the few who enjoy this movie, but I found it to be a great change of pace for the Trek franchise. It doesn't take itself seriously, nor should the viewer.
Rated 28 Apr 2018
88
82nd
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is definitely a fan-favorite. It may not be very much on the science fiction side, but because it's a fish-out-of-water time travel comedy...I really dug it, and I was laughing throughout this film in such a delightful experience. The plot revolving around, literally, saving the whales is weird - but it worked for what it was. Biased: 92% | Unbiased: 84% | Predicted: 84%
Rated 11 Nov 2015
70
58th
A really stark change in pace and tone from 'Search for Spock' which was welcome as I watched them back to back. I can see the many flaws that someone could find with this film but it entertained me as much as any of the Trek films so far.
Rated 18 Sep 2009
20
4th
Whales? Really?
Rated 23 Sep 2009
81
36th
I like Star Trek and this is one of it's best movies. Still not my favourite one since it's more comedical that I personally think Star Trek should be.
Rated 06 Oct 2009
77
73rd
Manages to scrape into the category of good Star trek film, which is more of a complement than it might seem.
Rated 08 Dec 2009
40
30th
2/5
Rated 15 Dec 2009
78
79th
Ludicrous plot with great execution and almost everything done right. If you can ignore the silly whale stories this is a great experience.
Rated 20 Mar 2018
70
77th
The fourth film which is often stated as many people's favorite is certainly not this true trekkie's fave. The whole listening to the whales thing is just too fucking goofy. On the plus side the effects have become much better on this one and the time travel aspect is well done.
Rated 20 Sep 2015
39
16th
O coração do Nimoy está no lugar certo, mas não é o suficiente para uma aventura no cinema.
Rated 22 Jul 2010
60
18th
Star Trek does the fish-out-of-water plotline to mixed results. The cast prove themselves surprisingly adept at the more comedic tone and the plotline is actually quite an interesting sci-fi concept. The Voyage Home gives all the cast decent screentime and neatly brings a conclusion to the 'Genesis Trilogy'. The film feels increasingly dated these days though with some of the humour falling flat.
Rated 27 Jul 2010
66
39th
Absolutely ridiculous. Take this movie with a big grain of salt, and it's a lot of fun.
Rated 17 Aug 2010
80
67th
An unlikely story, but entertaining to watch. Especially Spock trying to fit in the 1970's
Rated 10 Sep 2010
85
85th
Love spock!
Rated 15 Sep 2010
8
93rd
Holy shit! This movie was awesome! After the tedious Star Trek III I was hesitant to even watch any more, but this flick ruled. Seriously, this is why the 80s will always be my favorite decade in cinema: there is no way a goofily silly but awesomely entertaining premise like "the Enterprise crew travels back to the 1980s to save the whales" would make it out of the brainstorming room today, but in the 80s, they MADE that shit, and they made it AWESOME!
Rated 08 Jan 2018
87
70th
The Voyage Home is by all accounts the least flawed and most enjoyable of the Original Series-based films. The cast gets the chance to relax with some terrific humor. Leonard Nimoy directs this film to wrap up the story arc which began with The Wrath of Kahn. Which ends on a triumphant note.
Rated 03 Sep 2015
7
57th
The Voyage Home is the Star Trek film that I enjoyed most throughout my childhood. The series continues it's run of tonally inconsistent form and this instalment is much more light hearted and humorous than it's predocessors. Sentimentally this is the Star Trek film that I'm most fond of and it works so refreshingly well because it doesn't take itself too seriously. And even more so than ever these timeless characters are thoroughly entertaining together and they each get their moment to shine.
Rated 20 Dec 2013
30
15th
Badly aged. The moral lesson is so unsubtle it hurts and despite the humorous premise the actual jokes are few and far between and mostly of the lazy slapstick variety.
Rated 18 Feb 2011
65
66th
Where did this plot come from? James Theodore Kirk and Spock S Vulcan Esq travel back in time to capture famous mammals for their history project. If it wasn't for the great cameraderie and humour between such much-loved characters this would be a huge failure. As it is, the good-natured fun of it just about carries the film.
Rated 27 Feb 2011
80
67th
The only good Star Trek movie.
Rated 27 Mar 2011
80
80th
A good laugh.
Rated 14 Jun 2011
71
73rd
The most popular (both critically and at the box office) of the Trek movies, this replaces the darkness of III with light comedy and social satire. Though this leaves way too many loose ends dangling it's still a great deal of fun, with roguish acting, good lines ("Ah, the giants," "I've come millions of miles -- eh, *thousands* of miles to be here..."), and a nice love interest for KIrk in Hicks -- playing a role originally intended for Eddie Murphy!
Rated 09 Jan 2017
40
11th
Too much ridiculousness, and "save the whales" is waaaaay heavy-handed and plot-consuming. Seeing the Enterprise crew in the 1980's has a certain cheesy charm, but at the expense of what's good about Star Trek.
Rated 12 Dec 2011
78
42nd
This movie is just pure old school sci fi fun.
Rated 31 Jan 2012
65
51st
6+ recommended
Rated 16 May 2012
60
17th
Really nothing that I didn't expect, worsened by the fact it seems to be aware of it's campiness, which ironicly, makes it feel even more campy.
Rated 29 Jun 2012
10
0th
"the voyage home"? please, the most false-advertising movie title ever. no voyaging home, just saving the fucking whales
Rated 11 Feb 2017
65
47th
The Leonard Nimoy show!
Rated 09 Sep 2012
84
57th
Really dumb and the epitome of liberal "save the whales" bullshit but also so goofy and fun that it's hard to hate.
Rated 04 Oct 2012
57
45th
The one with whales.
Rated 20 Jan 2013
64
45th
Star Trek: The Comedy.

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