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When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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Release date: May 15, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
 
Official website: http://www.startrekmovie.com
 
Runtime: 132 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 100
    Tampa Bay Times - by Steve Persall
    Yes, this one is even better: funnier, brawnier and ingeniously constructed for appeal to both devoted fans and reluctant converts. ...read more

  • 100
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    The result is a stunningly nervy sequel that vaporizes any worries that Abrams’ terrific 2009 reboot was a fluke. ...read more

  • 90
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    Star Trek Into Darkness is a giddy homage to what’s come before it, but it also at least tries to go boldly where ... well, you know. ...

  • 90
    Variety - by Scott Foundas
    Markedly grander in scale, although never at the expense of its richly human (and half-human) characters, “Into Darkness” may not boldly go where no “Trek” adventure has gone before, but getting there is such a well-crafted, immensely pleasurable ride that it would be positively Vulcan to nitpick. ...read more

  • 88
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - by Joe Williams
    Star Trek Into Darkness offers much of what the fans expect and not much of what they don't. This character-driven vehicle is a supercharged example of cinematic craftsmanship. ...read more

  • 88
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer blockbusters. ...read more

  • 88
    Miami Herald - by Rene Rodriguez
    Star Trek Into Darkness gives you an exhilarating, tingle-inducing rush — that rare feeling that comes when a gigantic entertainment is firing on all fronts, exceeding your expectations. ...read more

  • 88
    Boston Globe - by Ty Burr
    All Abrams wants to do is give us a great ride while holding firm to our longstanding emotional investment in these characters. ...read more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    The new film works. It's rousing. ...read more

  • 88
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Steven Rea
    The action is exhilarating, the visual effects spectacular - and spectacularly realized. ...read more

  • 80
    The Guardian - by Andrew Pulver
    People are unlikely to charge out of the cinema with quite the same level of glee as they did in 2009; but this is certainly an astute, exhilarating concoction. ...read more

  • 80
    Time Out London - by Dave Calhoun
    A stop-gap tale that’s modest, fun and briefly amusing rather than one that breaks new ground or offers hugely memorable set pieces. ...read more

  • 80
    Total Film - by Matthew Leyland
    Mostly, this is fantastic fun: a two-hours-plus blockbuster that doesn’t bog down in exposition or sag in the middle. There are reversals and rug-pulls galore, most of them executed with whiplash skill. ...read more

  • 78
    Austin Chronicle - by Kimberley Jones
    Screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and fanboys’ favorite whipping boy, Damon Lindelof, keep the film moving at a quippy clip; there’s really no fat here until the film feints a climax only to lurch the coaster-car back up the hill again. ...read more

  • 75
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    Yet with all the futuristic splendor and the suitably majestic score and the fine performances, “Into Darkness” only occasionally soars, mostly settling for being a solid but unspectacular effort that sets the stage for the next chapter(s). ...read more

  • 75
    Washington Post - by Ann Hornaday
    The casting coup here is Benedict Cumberbatch, who exudes steely resolve and silken savagery as a villain on the cusp of becoming a legendary nemesis. ...read more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Mick LaSalle
    Full of humor, some exciting scenes and some intelligent parallels between the world of the film and the political and moral issues facing us today. ...

  • 75
    Slant Magazine - by Chris Cabin
    The film is densely plotted, occasionally bordering on the convoluted, but the clarity and inventiveness of the direction keeps the drama and the action constantly percolating. ...read more

  • 70
    Salon.com - by Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Star Trek Into Darkness – once you understand it as a generic comic-book-style summer flick faintly inspired by some half-forgotten boomer culture thing. (Here’s something to appreciate about Abrams: This is a classic PG-13 picture, with little or no sex or swearing, but one that never condescends.) ...read more

  • 70
    Village Voice - by Amy Nicholson
    Cumberbatch, a tweedy Brit with an M.A. in Classical Acting and a face like a monstrous Timothy Dalton, has beefed up to become a convincing killer. He's brutal and bold, and the film around him isn't bad either. ...read more

  • 70
    Time - by Richard Corliss
    This series will survive as well, until 2016 — when, you can bet, there will be a third Star Trek to celebrate the TV show’s 50th anniversary. Here’s hoping that those three years will bestow a measure of maturity on all concerned: Kirk and his bright curators too. ...read more

  • 70
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by David Edelstein
    Is the movie good? It’s hard to be objective. The plotting is clunky and nonsensical, but Abrams and crew bombarded me into happiness. More than that, they made me feel so special for getting the in-jokes. ...read more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Liam Lacey
    For those who enjoyed J.J. Abrams’s frisky relaunch of Star Trek back in 2009, the good news is that the new Star Trek Into Darkness is more of the same. The bad news is that Star Trek Into Darkness is, well, a bit too familiar. ...read more

  • 63
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    As our old friend Ricardo Montalban said thirty years ago in “The Wrath of Khan,” still the best of the “Star Treks” — “It is veeery coooooold in space.” “Into Darkness,” for all its dense textures and epic scale, left me cold. ...read more

  • 60
    The Telegraph - by Robbie Collin
    A large portion of Star Trek’s audience may well be satisfied by a film that amounts to not much more than an incredibly pretty and sporadically funny in-joke. But think back to the corny romance of that original mission statement, recited by William Shatner on many a rainy school night. Strange new worlds. New life. New civilisations. Boldly going where no man has gone before. That pioneer spirit? It’s gone. ...read more

  • 58
    The Playlist - by Oliver Lyttelton
    Star Trek Into Darkness is a long, long way from a disaster, but it's hard not to feel that Abrams' mystery box turned out to be a bit empty this time out. ...read more

  • 40
    The New York Times - by A.O. Scott
    It’s hard to emerge from “Into Darkness” without a feeling of disappointment, even betrayal. ...

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by Keith Uhlich
    At least the Abrams-helmed Star Trek from 2009 had a pretzel-logic playfulness; the portentously subtitled Into Darkness is attempting like hell to be a Trek for our troubled times. The franchise has been thoroughly Christopher Nolan–ized. ...read more

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