New Star Trek 3 Beyond movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their new sci-fi/action flick, “Star Trek 3: Beyond” into theaters today, July 22nd, 2016, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them liked it, giving it an overall 69 score out of a possible 100 across 44 critic reviews at

The movie stars: Anton Yelchin, Chris Pine, Idris Elba, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a nice 80 grade, saying: “It’s not only filled with the usual special-effects eye candy, but smart, fan-focused writing.”

David Rooney over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score. He stated: “While Beyond won’t unseat 1982’s thrilling The Wrath of Khan as the gold standard for Star Trek movies, it’s a highly entertaining entry guaranteed to give the franchise continuing life.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, claiming: “Despite the futuristic tilt in the title, Star Trek Beyond works best when it boldly goes retro.”

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Star Trek Beyond plays like an episode of the old “Star Trek” TV series. This, I submit, is what’s enjoyable about it.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “It may not boldly go where no “Star Trek” film has gone before, but it gets there at warp speed, and with a full tank of fresh ideas.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “Even with its big-screen pyrotechnics and its feature-length running time, Star Trek Beyond plays like an extended version of one of the better episodes from the original series, and I mean that in the best possible way.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 score. He said: “The latest, produced by Abrams and directed by “Fast and Furious” alum Justin Lin, isn’t quite up to the 2009 and 2013 movies. But it’s still fun, you still care about the people and the effects manage to look a little more elegant and interesting than the usual blue blasts of generica.”

Russ Fischer from TheWrap, gave it a 75 score, saying: “This episode cuts right to the core of the series’s original appeal, giving the terrific cast a chance to play against one another in a straightforward story. It’s not exactly bold, but “Beyond” does satisfy.”

Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score. He stated: “Star Trek Beyond is better than not-bad. By any earthly standard it’s good.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score. He stated: “Fun but in a careful way, the film lasts just two hours, but it can seem much longer than that.”

Owen Gleiberman over at Variety, gave it a 70 score, claiming: “It’s a sturdily built movie that gets the job done, and it’s got a likable retro vibe.”

Matt Zoller Seitz from, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “The movie never delivers on its considerable promise because it’s always in such a hurry to get to the next action scene.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 63 score, stating: “The galactic adventure might be an uneven one, but the combination of gravitas, a little mirth and old-school Trek themes makes Beyond a decently entertaining trip to the final frontier.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 60 grade. He said: “The nerd in me wants a bit more rigor, a bit more plausibility underneath the exuberant fakery. Maybe in the next episode.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, stating: “Beyond is more fun than deep. It’s lightweight, zero-gravity Trek that is, for the most part, devoid of the sort of Big Ideas and knotty existential questions that creator Gene Roddenberry specialized in.”

Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, saying: “With Star Trek Beyond, the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise that features the original crew of the Enterprise, settles into routine sequel territory. This isn’t terrible news, and it may have been inevitable, but it’s something of a letdown all at the same.”

Lastly, Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a really bad 38 grade, claiming: “They should have called it “Star Trek Into Drowsiness.” Stay tuned.

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