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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Worst in series; some tricky religious content.

Movie PG 1989 108 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 9+

Almost as fun as IV!

Occasional language, and some strange exotic dancing (a felinoid and Uhura), but a fun entry in the series. Maintains the comedy of IV while exploring deep concepts.
age 18+

Star Trek V

It is not their finest moment, but I don't think it deserves such low ratings. I find that it has lots of amusing moments. The plot was provocative.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (7 ):

With uneven scripting and effects, this is considered the least worthwhile of the big-screen Trek adaptations; it feels like a slipshod, just-before-cancellation episode of the original TV series. It's great to see the classic cast interacting -- and there's a revelation about Dr. McCoy that explains the spacegoing physician's grouchy House-like attitude -- but the rest is mediocre. In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's defense, the previous three Star Trek movies were a tough act to follow.

The journey to this "Final Frontier" resolves in unsatisfactory fashion, with lots of ray-gun blasts but few answers. In fact, it's easy (and, unfortunately, makes the most sense) to interpret the movie as a photon torpedo-salvo against religion.

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