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Back to the Future Reviews

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October 24, 2015
The 1985 original, in which Marty and Doc zoom 30 years back to 1955, remains the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2015
A great mix of fantasy, humor and drama, with a light tone but not in a ridiculous way and with well built characters you can identify with. [Full review in Spanish]
October 21, 2015
Zemeckis and Gale have cannily chosen the time periods, which are funny as much for their similarities (political and materalistic) as their contrasts (music, fashions, language).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 21, 2015
Though it is hardly one of the greater flights of cinematic imagination to be seen since science fantasy reared its head as mass appeal material again, it would be virtually impossible not to enjoy it in some way or another.
October 20, 2015
Every bit as classy, clever and cockle-warming as it was 30 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 7, 2015
Kids and parents alike are gonna dig this wonderful fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 23, 2015
Zemeckis and Gale have given the movie a core of feeling that makes real claims on us. For all its comedy, Back to the Future is about a kid coming to terms with his parents' inadequacies, a moment familiar to everyone, and the fulcrum in growing up.
June 23, 2015
This fusion of sci-fi, action, romance and comedy could have been a dreadful mess, were it not for writer-director Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale's refusal to let a loose line or idea escape their pens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2013
The humour, the pathos, the tension - even the blooming soundtrack - all conspire to ensure that the tale of a teenager traveling back 30 years to ensure his parents meet and ultimately mate can, given its vintage, now be fairly described as a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2013
Under the splendid direction of Robert Zemeckis, who also co-authored the screenplay with Bob Gale, Back to the Future is a joyous flight into the domain of a teen-ager`s fantasy.
June 26, 2013
Just sign on for the trip. Back to the Future offers the summer's most dazzling joyride.
June 26, 2013
It isn't often that extremely clever moviemakers use their brains in the service of pure fun. But that's just what the people who made Back to the Future have done. This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer.
June 26, 2013
It's big, cartoonish and empty, with an interesting premise that is underdeveloped and overproduced.
June 26, 2013
It's great fun most of the way and makes up in humor what it lacks in sense.
June 26, 2013
Zemeckis and Gale... give us two priceless scenes in which the young time-traveler simply regards his parents-to-be with wonderment, delight and empathy. And we cannot help but share that emotion and relate it to our own lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2011
It was, is and always will be a true Hollywood classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 21, 2011
The most commercially popular of 1985.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2011
The picture packs a wonderful wallop.
February 16, 2011
Undeniably one of the greatest films of the 1980s and indeed, of all time, Back to the Future has endured so well because it walks that fine tightrope of managing to appeal to just about everyone...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2011
'80s time-travel favorite has laughs, romance, action.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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