There is something comfortable, even old-shoeish, about the new film, a sense, appropriate to its theme of coming to terms with middle age, that all aboard are pleasurably rediscovering their best selves.
-Richard SchickelFull Review
Star Trek II is a very satisfying space adventure, closer in spirit and format to the popular TV series than to its big-budget predecessor.
-Variety StaffFull Review
If only director Nicholas Meyer had grasped the implications of his tale more fully and enthusiastically, this might have become a classic piece of cornball SF poetry, but as it stands the tepid acting and one-set claustrophobia take a heavy toll.
-Dave KehrFull Review
Although I liked the special effects in the first movie, they were probably not the point; fans of the TV series wanted to see their favorite characters again, and Trek II understood that desire and acted on it.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Here comes a sequel that's worth its salt. The second Star Trek movie is swift, droll and adventurous, not to mention appealingly gadget-happy. It's everything the first one should have been and wasn't.
-Janet MaslinFull Review
Star Trek II added hefty doses of action, adventure, and suspense, injecting life into a concept that had been left moribund by its first big-screen feature.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Infusing more humanity and character work in the first ten minutes than TMP managed in its entire duration, The Wrath Of Khan is a satisfying improvement in almost every respect.
-Stephen CartyFull Review
Meyer does a superb job of bringing Montalban's sinister yet charming character back into the fold...
-David NusairFull Review
"To boldly go" never went quite so boldly as it did here.
-Rob VauxFull Review
High-flying installment of the TV space saga.
-Charles CassadyFull Review
If this is the supposed high point for the Star Trek movie series, it's still a low point for sci-fi.
-Josh LarsenFull Review
-Stefan Birgir Stefansson
It's not Shakespeare, but it's certainly fun.
This is one of the most popular in the series, thanks to a high action quotient (including a tensely staged space battle), a suitably campy turn by Montalban, and the shock value of Spock's 'death.'
Keep on Trekkin' ... The Star Trek TV series boldly went where none of its movie versions have gone before or since in Meyer's exceedingly space-worthy sequel.
-Thomas DelapaFull Review
The net effect, between embarrassed guffaws, is incredulity: a movie at once post-TV and pre-DW Griffith.
-Derek AdamsFull Review
Many fans consider this the best of the series, and I like it very much.
-Jeffrey M. AndersonFull Review
There's got to be some moral in the fact that the Star Trek movie with the smallest budget (by far) and fewest resources is still the dominant favorite...
-Mark BourneFull Review
Awesome Star Trek flick!
What movie would be complete without an incredible villain? In Khan, Ricardo Montalban created a villain of legendary proportions.
-Scott NashFull Review
Still the best "Trek" film. KHAN!!!!
-Michael A. Smith
Still the best of all 'Trek' flicks.
probably the best-ever trek movie
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan works as both a science fiction adventure story and as a thematically rich drama.
-Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFull Review
Ricardo Montalban plays the badass Khan in one of the most commanding performances of his career.
Has everything you could ask for in a good sci‑fi action-adventure: well-drawn heroes, a terrific villain, exciting outer-space showdowns… and a touch of reflective depth.
-Steven D. GreydanusFull Review
Arguably the best of the Star Trek movies.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a movie that transcends it's genre, it's format, it's fan base to really get inside the hearts and heads of people across all barriers the world over. This is the way to make Star Trek movies RIGHT.
-Joshua TylerFull Review