Back to the Future Part III (1990)



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The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receives a 70-year-old letter from his inventor friend, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who tells Marty that he has retreated a century in time to live out a relatively quiet life in the Old West. Doc Brown reveals that he hid his DeLorean car/time machine in an … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2002
MCA Universal Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Back to the Future Part III

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (9)

The simplicity of plot, and the wide expansiveness of its use of space, are a refreshing change from the convoluted, visually cramped and cluttered second part.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Top Critic

This is a good deal more likable than part two because the product plugs have been held back, and Zemeckis is clearly having fun alluding to his favorite westerns; there's also a certain sweetness and charm in the Lloyd-Steenburgen romance.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Affectionate, innovative, and vaguely lunatic.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.

Full Review… | December 31, 2010
Common Sense Media

avoids many of the previous sequel's narrative and logical pitfalls and reengages more successfully with the simple, direct pleasures that made the 1985 original such a hit

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Back to the Future Part III

The third installment of Robert Zemeckis' fun-filled time-travel franchise tones down on its futuristic charm, and though different in many different ways, still is able to provide a fun ride for its audience. Back to the Future Part III presents Fox and Lloyd once again in their strongest form, possibly, in the entire series. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Entertaining and well put together but nothing special. Unlike the original entry, "Part III" doesn't warrant a repeat viewing. You watch it once, you're amused and there's no need to watch it again - or remember anything about it.

It's not a bad film, it's one of the better "Part III" in the grand scheme of things. It's an extraordinary showcase for Christopher Lloyd - and the Western plot works better than "Part II"'s future plot. It could have used a bit more originality. Instead it just takes the earlier films construct and adds Western clichà (C)s to it.

This final installment of the "Back to the Future" trilogy is a good wrap up it just not one that warrants a second watch.

The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

The final installment of the BTTF trilogy is ultimately a disappointment, but an extremely enjoyable one.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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