Back to the Future - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Back to the Future Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Shows not only a fine comic touch but also some of the lighthearted humanism of a Frank Capra.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
So busy being clever that it trips over its own ingenuity.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Good clean family fun even as the ultimate Oedipal wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Fox's portrayal of a character with whom all ages can empathize is central to the film's timeless and magical allure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's undeniably formulaic but so outstandingly executed that it vindicates the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 3, 1985
One of the mid-'80s most enduring and enjoyable confections: an infectious mix of comedy, fantasy, satire, excitement, and nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Giles
Bullz-Eye.com
July 3, 1985
Although the Zemeckis and Gale script has its corny moments, it's also genius -- it combines action, romance, comedy, drama and science fiction with impressive dexterity, and has aged better than most of its contemporaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 3, 1985
Crispin Glover and Christopher Lloyd are both standouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 24, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 25, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 28, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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