Back to the Future Part III Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 25, 2009
It ain't only the DeLorean that's out of gas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Makes a few bows in the direction of time-travel complexities, and then settles down to be a routine Western comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 27, 2002
[The film] isn't much chop.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
September 12, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Ties up all the loose ends but runs out of energy and inspiration.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Entertainment Weekly
May 25, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
The wheels were just starting to come off a bit, but the old-fashioned Western gimmick provides just enough spark. The actors, as always, are effortlessly appealing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
Mildly entertaining conclusion to the iconic 1980s trilogy. Everyone is to be commended for quitting while they were ahead.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 24, 2010
It's a lovely, rootin' tootin' cowboy romp with a superbly suspenseful runaway train finale, and an apt closer that permits the excitement to continue on beyond the screen. It was an utter joy in 1990, and again in 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 29, 2010
Every bit as confident and slick as its two predecessors; but it is hard to ignore a distinct feeling of deflation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 26, 2007
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2006
A triumphant combination of comedy, science fiction, romance and the Western.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 5, 2008
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.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 16, 2006
Overall this is a good time, but the steampunk adventure doesn't thrill us quite as much as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 27, 2010
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