Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 14 out of 200 found boring (7%)

One-line Reviews (128)

The movies seemed to run out of compelling reasons to exist other than to just bring back the old crew.

Spectacular, exciting , fast-paced , thrilling this is the description of this new outing of Star Trek , film that re-innovates the saga through a perfect pulse narrative that does not give a second of rest to the spectator who is trapped for two hours approx.

I find them boring and the characters weak.

My Take: Remains one of the most intriguing of all the STAR TREK movies.

Caught this in an edited version off cable last night and mostly enjoyed it, I'm a lifelong mystery and spy fan and have also been a fan of Original Trek since it was on in first run (I was a kid), though I wouldn't go so far as to call myself a Trekkie, so with a murder mystery aboard the Enterprise with overtones of espionage, and Mr. Spock playing Perry Mason...

Secondly, like most science fiction films, the film fails in its depiction of alien planets (a boring ice planet) and alien creatures (shape shifters and costumed dogs).

To me, it was BORING.

Utterly compelling.

It goes back to ST IV, an entertaining movie that became a borderline screwball comedy almost because it knew it couldn't avoid self parody.

This was a fitting end to an enjoyable film series.

A truly entertaining film with quite some character development sequences and a few great thrills make this a truly fantastic film

Furthermore , a colorful and evocative cinematography by Hiro Narita .

The script, I confess, is a bit confusing, leaves a little to be desired and even makes us feel a bit sorry for the Klingons.

In fact one wonders where this story element came from, and one wishes that perhaps a veteran on the writing team had given the Captain and the ship's Chief Surgeon something a bit more compelling to do, or with perhaps a different set of plot and story points during act II.

As usual, flawed but enjoyable .

First and foremost, the experienced Shakespearean actor Christopher Plummer makes a fascinating villain in the conservative and suspicious Klingon General Chang, endlessly throwing out Shakespeare quotes on every turn.

Second successful strike was to have Nimoy at the head of the brains trust writing the story, his intelligence and love of Roddenberry's show is unbound, and with the narrative as it is in film 6, it's evident that the writers were clued in to what was needed to make a Trek film enjoyable.

This movie has everything that came to be identified with "Star Trek;" a clever, intriguing story and fine performances.

Disc one has an fairly intriguing commentary track by the director and the late writer Denny Martin Flinn and Text Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, co-authors of the Star Trek Encyclopedia.

The fifth sequel to 1979's original Star Trek motion picture is a rather odd, yet oddly compelling all at once, political-come-conspiracy thriller featuring insiders; assassination attempts; betrayals; jailbreaks; peace treaties and a whole bunch of unease born out of an array of superpowers begrudgingly coming together as one, at a designated place, to try and thrash things out – oh, and there's some space travel stuff featuring those whom we all know and love on what appears to be their final voyage.

An intense sequence I personally enjoyed was the assassination of the High Chancellor, when two men in white suits and helmets go through the weightless environment of the Klingon ship and shooting everyone in the way.

They have all these great characters ready to go, more special effects than they know what to do with, and they waste their time on some hokey Klingon with a lousy British accent and an eye patch.

Too many dull moments, and talky scenes for my liking to fully succeed.

The story idea, was at is heart, very good and typical Trek, but while it helps sustain an exciting journey, like some previous it glosses over some key plot holes.

Classic Trek gave us both the best film adaptation - II, Wrath of Khan - as well as the worst by far - V, Final Frontier - but theirs were always more cinematic, even their visual contrast more infused with character than the squeaky clean and bland Next Gen films.

"Star Trek VI" is fast moving and often very exciting.

The story is just great and keeps you on the edge of your seat, the special effects are fantastic, the comedy is right on, the dialogue is great, and the acting is top-notch!

It strikes just the right balance between being shallow and deep, entertaining and enlightening.

Fascinating how the movies, in their own way, duplicate the progression of the original television show.

The story is engaging with good subtexts, the action is exciting, the performances roundly good and, most importantly, it is fun .

This is both smart and entertaining, and manages to do crowd-pleasing sequences without feeling like it's stooped to a lower level.

Densely plotted in comparison with its predecessors the political intrigue is a welcome addition and adds real weight to the gripping race-against-time events.

This entertaining outing deals with an accident on the Klingon moon that turns their planet inhabitable , it forces the Klingon Empire into a truce with the Federation .

Even without the political subtext, the film is massively entertaining.

Granted it wouldn't have been hard for part 6 to be a better movie than the self indulgent crassness of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

It was a visually striking sequence with it us of colours and well done use of a slow pace.

Great story, perfect acting, stunning effects.

This is never at the expense of telling a fun and compelling story, with an intriguing murder-mystery, framing, and wonderfully detestable Shakespeare-quoting villain played by Christopher Plummer having the time of his life.

Despite that, a lot of the characterizations and cast interactions are solid, the battle scene at the end is still exciting.

They were the best cast and most entertaining to watch.

I really was on the edge of my seat.

That said, the bulk of it is quite entertaining.

Directed by Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek 2:The Wrath of Khan, Company Business, Time After Time) made an entertaining suspenseful science-fiction thriller.

Both Spock and Sulu were given command positions, Uhura and Scotty were instrumental in the conclusion, and Dr. McCoy had one of his largest, most entertaining roles to date.

Apart from all that, the film is still highly entertaining and a worthy conclusion to the original crew's adventures together.

It's too bad such putrid films as the first one(Dull, DUll DULL!!!

Good movie and entertaining they should have had this guy direct all the Star Treck movies.

Sometimes it can get really really good, other times it's cringe-inducing and boring.

It blends Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, and most interesting Polit-Thriller into one exciting movie, which is also the perfect end for the crew of the Enterprise, before the next Generation Crew got on board.

The film will open with an instrumental score accompanying the opening titles, beginning somewhat quietly compared to the levels it will reach, before building and building into something rather sinister that appears to 'clash' with that of a more rousing; more triumphant element to the music wedged in there amongst proceedings.

This one also gives many opportunities for our favorite crew members to do humorous and exciting things, the best of which is undoubtedly George Takei's Sulu finally being given command of his own ship and at one point rescuing the Enterprise!

Never, ever dull, Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country remains my favorite Star Trek movie.

He hails them in voice only mind you - the first time ever in the history of the Trekyverse that I can remember that people haven't communicated via wall to wall TV - because if they had communicated via the usual wall to wall TV, the bored and sleepy Klingon guard would have seen he was talking to humans and pushed the panic button - how convenient for our heroes was that!

Nicholas Meyer, on his second and last assignment from a Trek film following 'Khan', is up to the task to make this a rousing film for the fans, and for those who, yes, might be somehow looking for a neat conspiracy plot.

The main problem I had with this film, apart from the totally ludicrous Scooby-Doo type unmasking of the would be assassin, and Spock's plodding Jessica Fletcher impression, is the filmmaker's assumption that the audience is totally stupid.

It's an extremely enjoyable film with a very heartfelt message it is trying to convey.

The premise is quite good, some exciting moments with terrific visual effects and sometimes it is genuinely funny as well.

This "whodunit," while darker in tone than previous Star Treks, is both engrossing and suspenseful.

And that's a pretty flimsy excuse for a series that was so compelling.

It all culminates to a thrilling climax.

Overrated but decently entertaining entry in the series .

It is a little too talky in places with parts needing a little more clarity, while the ending felt rushed and overblown even if visually epic and exciting as well.

A nice movie for Trekkies, though somewhat boring when watching the first time.

A bored and sleepy guard hails them and asks them who they are.

It has an interesting plot (if a little too heavily invested with current political/social references) and moves at a good clip, taking the familiar characters on an exciting journey, equal parts murder mystery, political thriller and action adventure.

Entertaining sequel to the enjoyable Star Trek movies.

After a night awkwardly "entertaining" the Klingon party, they return to their ship when, out of nowhere, it appears that the Enterprise fire on the Klingon ship before two crew members board to assassinate the Chancellor.

Still, it's so damn entertaining that overlooking its faults is easier than one would think from the above paragraph.

The music gives a sense of intense suspense and foreboding.

And after the flesh-crawling "I've-learned-something-today" speech, there's a slow clap.

Overall an exciting, thrilling adventure filled with political intrigue which never loses sight of the soul of Trek: the characters.

A few bits of quirky humor, and an endearing farewell, round off what must be the darkest and most intense Trek movie of the lot.

Essentially, the film is one of the "one last job" ilk; an often enjoyable framework that here sees Kirk once more brave the hostilities of the known galaxy when he really ought to be somewhere very different with his feet up writing memoirs.

Thrilling installment in which Enterprise crew takes on a dark conspiracy against Federation .

They clash for supremacy, and perhaps fittingly, the film will go on to document something rather rousing or triumphant, in the form of a peace process between rival inter-galactic species, that eventually comes under threat from a disturbing element of sabotage by certain other folk.

Flawed but entertaining, "Star Trek VI" is fast-paced, with few, if any, slow spots.

Predictable .

The Undiscovered Country is a bloated,self-indulgent mess of a film,and I'll explain why,so buckle up,it gets bumpy from here on!

Remember the days when the Enterprise explored space and encountered exciting new alien life forms?

None of the Star Trek feature films have been what one would call great art, even though they were entertaining at times.

It is well written and has the usual cheesy moments we would hope for from the originals series but also serious moments and even exciting action moments.

While the visual effects are not as spectacular as the Star Wars films, the work of ILM in Star Trek VI is relatively impressive, with a few new environments being realized effectively, as well as providing one of the more exciting space battles in the series.

The story is very intense and suspenseful.

One of the most entertaining scenes for humor was a dinner with the Enterprise Crew and the Klingons.

Christopher Plumber brings a suspenseful presence to the villain with some Shakespearian dialogue that adds a level of gravitas that supports the gigantic theme of the movie.

The prison is full of aliens but otherwise a bit drab.

His "brilliant" prosecution of Kirk and Dr. McCoy is both spellbinding and sleep inducing.

It's also a very enjoyable space adventure.

Nipping at Khan's heels in the race for best Star Trek movie, The Undiscovered Country is a hugely enjoyable adventure.

It is the most intense opening score to date, and is followed by a big bang, literally.

Mixed within serious drama it looked too contrived and sometimes only to be cute; the struggling with Klingon translations scene being the most wince-inducing.

This intergalactic thriller successfully grafts together an engrossing plot with timely issues, first-rate action, unforced humor, and magnificent special effects.

It's not exactly mind-blowing unpredictable material, but it is engrossing, and the screenwriters do go to extra lengths to keep plot holes to a bare minimum.

It dwells too much on already-covered themes to truly be great but it is watchable and enjoyable.

Its suspenseful.

The old clichés from the (much better than most of the feature films) TV series make their appearance once again: Kirk has a double - if only temporarily; Kirk (and McCoy) falsely accused and on trial; and a universal movie cliché - traitors and conspirators all over the place.

The mission appears to be fairly successful at first, but an unexpected assassination throws the peace process into jeopardy.

Suitable for family viewing , it's an enjoyable adventure which young and old men will enjoy .

This film had better plot than second Star Trek film and probably had the most intriguing story since that period of time.

Music is extremely moody and intense, with a few upbeat parts, and I love it that way.

This is the first TREK to utilize that stunning new invention called - CGI.

While the Klingon storyline provided William Shatner his most complex, fascinating Kirk portrayal (Klingons had ruthlessly killed his only son, David), Nimoy's decision to write of an initially unsympathetic Captain ("Let them DIE!

The acting ability of Kirk and co was back on top form which breathed new life into them proving there's still fight in the old crew yet, the special effects were stunning, there was plenty of moments of comic relief and the story was interesting with philosophical semantics attached for those who love to charge there minds.

Even if it's the latter, it is told in an entertaining manner and is certainly a meatier tale than we usually get in a Star Trek flick.

So depending on one's political bent, the story in 'The Undiscovered Country' is either an enlightened one or thinly disguised liberal propaganda.

Besides doing what Star Trek always does in reflecting societies general facing on issues and simply entertaining us all based on these attitudes, this movie also delivers a quality science fiction experience.

The movie have very good surprises,great starship action,high dosis of adventure,suspense,and of course the chemistry of the one and only original cast of ST.Considered the second best movie of the saga (only behind Trek II)The movie offers a great entertainment and great action packed...

It's not a memorable movie, at all, but it's worth watching.

The lighting is terrible,the pacing is painfully slow.

It is a great movie with a thrilling political mystery to boot.

Soon funny and characteristic Star Trek conversations start to surface and the film gets exciting, staying that way until the end.

I'm going to say my one major complaint with the movie is that sometimes it can get a little slow.

Because in those first films you got to see a world made barely believable by bad make-up and worse special effects come to life in a very real, breathtaking way(or about as real as 1980's special effects could get).

The stirring final amazing the spectator , in which the thrilling and spectacular scenes create a perfect union that terminates with an ending that leaves you stuck in the armchair facing the formidable spectacle as a privileged witness .

Incredible FX make for an exciting experience.

The pretentious technobabble and the soulless FX of Robert Wise's "Star Trek: The Motion picture" (it's actually pretty good), and the utopian flailings of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, gave way to crowd pleasing action, humour, screwball banter, likable heroes and retro design changes.

It also shares the same weaknesses: dull direction and photography, rampant militarism, and clichéd dialogue.

This begins a story full of conspiracy and mystery, making for one of the most exciting and intelligent Star Trek movies ever.

The story is engaging with good subtexts, the action is exciting, the performances roundly good and, most importantly, it is fun.

Well, apart of all these, the movie is entertaining enough to keep non trekies interested, a thing that only Khan and First Contact can make also.

So, instead you have a great movie, intense plot and a surprising ending.

It is entertaining to watch and Trekkies are sure to love it , resulting to be one of the best and last installments with the original characters .

Heartfelt and riveting from the first frame to the last, unlike Saavik, the Marcuses, et al.

An excellent plot with the Klingons, conspiracy theories, wonderful dialogue and huge helpings of Romulan Ale all conspire to produce a wonderful film with great entertainment value, stunning cinematography and great action.

To have seen Sulu or Chekhov in command with perhaps cameos from Kirk and Spock could have made for an exciting adventure.

all the Shakespeare quoting, which to me was kind of tedious and is one of the things I never liked about The Next Generation.

" The ending is predictable enough (Kirk et.

Disappointing and predictable.