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Galaxy Quest

action & adventure, comedy, sci-fi & fantasy

The show has been canceled...but the adventure is just beginning.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this fun, kid-friendly adventure includes some cartoonish sci-fi violence (some of it rather gross) and one sad death. Also, a character gets so drunk that he passes out and is then very hung over, and there are mild references to Allen's character sleeping "with every Terakian slave girl and moon princess" on the show.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what TV shows and movies this film is spoofing. Is it funny even if you haven't seen the original titles it's based on? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 30
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It'll beam you way, way up.

- Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: A hilarious spoof of Trek and Trek fandom. While Galaxy Quest could have easily taken potshots at geeks, rather the film acts as more of a celebration of these sometimes misguided devotees.

- Chris Gore, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The movie's cast is delightful.

- Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Funny Funny Funny, but there are tiny bits in the Movie tiny bit iggit.

- ScoopOnline, Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 stars

Really funny Sci-Fi-comedy. While the story of actors being mistaken for their characters and stumbling into an unlikely adventure is not entirely new, the gags and stabs at the Star Trek universe, TV show stereotypes and the fans are fresh and simply really funny. The great cast adds to the pleasure, especially Alan Rickman is fantastic and Sigourney Weaver couldn't be further away from her "Ripley"-image. Just an all around enjoyable film that is ridiculing geekiness as much as praising it.

- ironclad1609, Monday, November 16, 2009

2 stars

As a Trekkie I?m insulted but I appreciate the joke.

- SirPant, Tuesday, September 29, 2009