Back to the Future Part II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Back to the Future Part II Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 24, 2015
1989's middle entry, in which the pair head forward to 2015, is the most underrated -- like fellow second child Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, it had to contend with doltish charges of being too cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike McGrady
Newsday
October 22, 2015
While the funny-bone is being gently tickled, the eye is constantly diverted. Unfortunately, and I find this true of every Zemeckis movie, neither the mind nor the heart is ever fully engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
October 22, 2015
Imperfect, but very lovable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lucero Calderón
Excelsior
October 21, 2015
The best entry in the trilogy. [Full review in Spanish]
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 21, 2015
A time-traveling adventure that desperately missed the fun, joyous charm of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Cinencuentro
October 21, 2015
It's simply a joy to be able to spend two more hours of fun with these great characters. [Full review in Spanish]
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 29, 2015
A surprisingly oppressive, rapid-fire, noisy, gadget-filled action picture lacking the emotion of the original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 29, 2015
The most important point is that the new film is fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 29, 2015
Fans of the original should relish going back to Back to the Future.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 29, 2015
Glum, claustrophobic and often oppressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
June 29, 2015
This is a sequel for sequel's sake - all title, no content.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
June 29, 2015
The effects are even better than in the first film, and the actors certainly enjoy themselves in a baffling array of roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 29, 2015
An entertaining but hollow picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ira Robbins
Entertainment Weekly
June 29, 2015
Another fantastic voyage in a thoroughly entertaining contraption.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 29, 2015
A rush job from filmmakers who should have left well enough alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 24, 2015
Satirically acute, intricately structured and deftly paced, it is at heart stout, good and untainted by easy sentiment.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
June 24, 2015
After a few good scenes, the plot gets too tricky, and the filmmakers keep walloping us with one chase scene after another.
Ron Wolfe
Tulsa World
June 24, 2015
A dismal and mean-spirited sequel to one of the best movies of the 1980s.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 28, 2010
one-half a very bad movie and one-half a very good movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
October 25, 2010
Sure, [Back to the Future II] has a clunky first act - which takes place in a hilariously overblown futuristic society - but the film knows just how, and when, to entertain us, and it does so in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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