Back to the Future Part III - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Back to the Future Part III Reviews

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn
November 4, 2015
A good conclution for the famous trilogy, fun but not as good as the other two entries. [Full review in Spanish]
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 24, 2015
The weakest of the three, 1990's third entry is also the most conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2015
It satisfyingly ties up the various plot strands that were flapping in the breeze from the last installment.
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 28, 2010
avoids many of the previous sequel's narrative and logical pitfalls and reengages more successfully with the simple, direct pleasures that made the 1985 original such a hit
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
October 25, 2010
Back to the Future Part III continues to move the spirit of the series forward in new and exciting directions, and it reaches a satisfying conclusion to the overarching story.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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
Brian Orndorf
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-
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

May 5, 2008
A fitting end to one of the most enjoyable fantasy series of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 5, 2008
A clever and enjoyable wrapping-up of the time-travelling adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
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.

TV Guide
February 26, 2007
Fttingly the one installment in the trilogy that most resembles an old-fashioned movie, from its lovingly evoked western setting to its charmingly sentimental mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Christopher Null
September 16, 2006
Overall this is a good time, but the steampunk adventure doesn't thrill us quite as much as the original.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Affectionate, innovative, and vaguely lunatic.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Solid end to super fun trilogy; Fox & Lloyd still great
| Original Score: 5/5
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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
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
The weakest of the trilogy, but this franchise never got old.
| Original Score: 4/5
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