The movie is entertaining, although true Trekkies will probably find out nothing new about the man with the pointed ears.
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The New York Times by Andy Webster
This film nimbly straddles biography and “Trek” valentine (Adam is a longtime television director), but also recounts the fraught if ultimately devoted ties between Adam and Leonard.
New York Daily News by Ethan Sacks
For the Love of Spock is ultimately as much of a love letter to other Trek fans as much as one to his own.
ReelViews by James Berardinelli
There’s more to this movie than offering fans an opportunity to wallow in the past. It gives the most complete portrait we’ve seen thus far of Nimoy, warts and all, as presented by the man who came the closest to knowing him.
Los Angeles Times by Michael Rechtshaffen
[A] richly rewarding tribute.
The scenes that most linger in the mind are more like the one where the director confesses his complicated feelings about his father to another Spock, Zachary Quinto. It’s moving to know that even Nimoy’s son is as in thrall to an icon as the rest of us.
RogerEbert.com by Odie Henderson
More than just catnip for Trekkies. It’s also an often painful examination of the rocky father/son relationship that existed between filmmaker Adam Nimoy and his famous father, Leonard.
For the Love of Spock is everything you’d hope for in a biography of one of the most universally beloved characters and character actors of all time.