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January 17, 2018
This movie is hilarious.
January 13, 2018
One of the greatest movies of all time, easily
½ January 7, 2018
After so many failed attempts and scenes watched here and there, I have finally been able to watch the WHOLE movie!! An excellent classic first movie that was a MUST-SEE!!
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the scientist Doc Brown. Although it was released in 1985, it has aged very well, because it was a pioneer in its time and even if released now could still be a wonderful movie. A soundtrack for the ages!!
January 4, 2018
Few movies come this close to perfection...especially ones involving time travel, this one is a masterpiece, recommend reading the screen play if you want to see exactly how it is suppose to be done!
January 2, 2018
This is one of my favorite movies if all time! It has such great characters, cast, and plot. If you haven't seen this movie you need to watch it because you don't know what entertainment means until you've watched this!
December 28, 2017
It's pretty much a perfect movie. I don't think any remake could ever do justice to the original. They should just re-release it in theaters every so often. I'd love to see this on the big screen with popcorn and a huge soda.
December 26, 2017
My favourite movie ever! The characters are believable and likeable and every scene is important. It gets to the punch quickly and catapults the characters into a fantastic adventure through time!
December 22, 2017
Best film of all time
December 22, 2017
Something truly special.
December 20, 2017
One of the greatest films ever made. Funny, entertaining and very well put together. Perfect.
December 17, 2017
One of the greatest movies of all time,
December 16, 2017
In the realm of movies, rarely does a perfect movie come along. However, Back to the Future is one of those once-in-a-lifetime perfect films. The cast, characters, story, and design is all perfect. The Delorean is sleek and very cool, so it is no surprise it's become one of the most iconic things in movie history. Marty McFly and Doc Brown are two of the most iconic and memorable characters to ever come out of the movies, and both are played to perfection. The score is gorgeous, giving it one of the most memorable and beautiful soundtracks in all of Hollywood. The story is great, and it makes us feel for each and every character, Marty and Doc especially. The urgency of the film really ups the stakes, making this race against the clock feel important to both us and every character. For a film that was almost very different, it's nothing short of amazing that Back to the Future turned out so perfect.
½ December 6, 2017
Director Robert Zemeckis' iconic 80's film, Back to the Future, has been one of America's favorite movies since it was released in 1985. Marty Mcfly's hilarious journey takes him 30 years into the past in a time travelling De Lorean. It was built by Marty's friend and mentor, the mad scientist Dr. Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd). While trying to find a way back into the future before it's too late, Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox, who also starred in hit 80s TV series Family Ties) has to do his best not to disturb anything from the past so the future won't be changed. Among his endeavors to find his way back he finds himself a part of an unlikely love triangle, one that if messed up could affect his very existence. Back to the Future may have been filmed 31 years ago, but the complex story line will forever be seen as a classic.

Zemeckis balance of adventure and comedy turns a simple sci-fi movie into an entertaining and engaging piece of art. Somehow Zemeckis was able to add in clever lines and still keep you on your toes. This Hollywood classic will live on to be an iconic piece of work. He was not just a "one hit wonder" director, he has had many successful movies since Back to the Future including: What Lies Beneath, Back to the Future II, Back to the Future III, Forrest Gump (starring Tom Hanks) and also the Polar Express. Zemeckis has continually showed his ability to create some of the most amazing movies of all time. But he couldn't have done it without the help of his talented actors.

It is not only the quotes and actors that make the movie so great. Another huge part of what made this movie a huge success was not actually the movie. It was the music. On August 24, 1985 The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & the News was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. This song was written by Huey Lewis and was specifically written to be part of the movie. While Huey Lewis & the News were not well known at the time, Zemeckis could see that their sound fit well with the movie setting and asked Huey Lewis to write him a song. Giving Huey Lewis & the News this opportunity to be part of a big motion picture really helped the band get on their feet. It was their first big hit and helped them become discovered.

"That's heavy!" This famous quote from Marty Mcfly is proof that Back to the Future is in fact a classic. Everyone has heard that line before, whether from the movie itself or from someone else who has seen the movie. Time has had no effect on this movie. It's as if the movie itself were a time traveler, one that will never get old. Back to the Future has helped shape the 1980s. The success of the movie, actors and music is proof itself that it is a movie worth watching and rewatching.
November 22, 2017
The greatest nostalgic movie ever.
November 22, 2017
This is a really great movie!
½ October 31, 2017
Who doen't love Marty McFly or the Doc?
Watch also for the many in-film references scattered throughout, like in the opening sequence with all those ticking clocks - one has a figurine dangling from the minute hand!
October 30, 2017
Classic Sci-fi, comedy, adventure, action whatever genera it has it all!
October 25, 2017
As being my favorite film ever made, Robert Zemeckis's science-fiction spectacle dazzles, makes us laugh and keeps us on our toes when tension arises, while also being matches with fantastic performances from Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who by the way, create the best chemistry I've ever seen on screen.
October 24, 2017
Smart, hilarious, and not a moment of wasted screentime, this is a highly entertaining roller coaster of a movie.
October 17, 2017
Jumps around too much.
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