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Back to the Future Reviews

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Top Critic
Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The movie has all the benign good nature of a Frank Capra.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 10, 2005
Equal parts hilarity, nostalgia, science fiction, screwball comedy, and white-knuckle suspense in a complex storyline wound tighter than a yo-yo in a centrifuge.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 2, 2004
Technically, no film is impossible to like, but this techno-romantic comedy comes about as close as you can get.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
An unusual time travel flick about a gifted match-maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
August 29, 2003
Part II was better, but that's just me. The first one is a fun romp too.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 7, 2003
One of the most purely entertaining blockbusters of the 1980s
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Zemeckis is able both to keep the story moving and to keep it from going too far. He handles Back to the Future with the kind of inventiveness that indicates he will be spinning funny, whimsical tall tales for a long time to come.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 21, 2003
One of the best of the 1980s comedies. A career highlight for Michael J. Fox.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
infectiously silly and fun time-travel comedy. Lloyd and Fox are a great team.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
One of the most beloved movies of the Eighties.
Widgett Walls
February 24, 2003
Probably the most fun Zemeckis has given the world. It's okay, I'm paying him a compliment.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven Snyder
Greater Milwaukee Today
December 12, 2002
A hilarious romp of time travel, sentimentality and, surprisingly, some genuine suspense
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Too cute, too clever, too damn smug.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
One of the best film's ever made. Romantic, Funny, Action-Packed and Vivacious. Michael J.Fox and Christopher Lloyd are amazing.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
I know it hasn't been accepted into any serious film canon and that, at best, people will call it a great popcorn movie, but having just watched it for about the tenth time, I can not refrain my feeling that this is a bona fide masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2002
A masterpiece!
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Great performances, clever concept, deft direction, lotsa laughs, and some real heart & soul. A true Popcorn Classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 26, 2002
Few movies have reached this level of light comic perfection. It's the perfect blend of the novelty of the 1950's and the comic angst of adolescence.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Talvez a fórmula para o imenso sucesso do filme seja o fato de que ele mexe com uma curiosidade que, talvez, seja universal: como eram nossos pais quando jovens?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Shay Casey
Film Written Magazine
October 7, 2001
This is one of those movies that folds in on itself, and reveals perfect symmetry.
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