Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

1989

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Critics Consensus

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are just charming, goofy, and silly enough to make this fluffy time-travel Adventure work.

78%

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When a couple air-headed rock-star wannabes are faced with the break-up of their band as a result of poor grades, help comes along in the form of an "Emissary from the Future" who takes them to the past to meet the people they have been studying about.

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Cast

Alex Winter
as Bill S. Preston, Esq.
Keanu Reeves
as Ted Logan
Rod Loomis
as Dr. Sigmund Freud
Dan Shor
as Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman
as Socrates
Roi Loomis
as Sigmund Freud
Al Leong
as Genghis Khan
Jane Wiedlin
as Joan of Arc
Robert V. Barron
as Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Hal Landon Jr.
as Capt. Logan
Bernie Casey
as Mr. Ryan
Diane Franklin
as Princess Joanna
Kimberly LaBelle
as Princess Elizabeth
Jim Cody Williams
as Bearded Cowboy
Duncan McLeod
as Bartender
John Clure
as Tatooed Cowboy
Dusty O'Dee
as Old West Ugly Dude
Kimberley Kates
as Princess Elizabeth
Dick Alexander
as Bowling Alley Manager
James Bowbitch
as John the Serf
John Karlsen
as Evil Duke
Jeff S. Goodrich
as Music Store Salesman
Marjean Holden
as Student Speaker
Claudia Templeton
as Aerobic Saleswoman
Carol Gossler
as Aerobic Instructor
Richard Alexander
as Bowling Alley Manager
Steve Rotblatt
as Police Psychiatrist
John "Fee" Waybill
as Most Important Person in the World
Clarence Clemons
as Most Important Person in the World
Martha Davis
as Most Important Person in the World
Lisa Rubin
as Girl at Mall
Ed Solomon
as Stupid Waiter
Chris Matheson
as Ugly Waiter
Mark Ogden
as 1st Neanderthal
Ron Althoff
as Security Guard
Tom Dugan
as 2nd Neanderthal
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Critic Reviews for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (6)

  • Though its one-liners elicit the occasional chortle -- when Bill and Ted don medieval armor, there's an obligatory heavy-metal joke -- the film doesn't engage, because its heroes don't engage with the historical characters.

    Oct 22, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Make no mistake, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is not a satire of mindlessness; it's unabashed glorification of dumbness for dumbness' sake.

    Oct 22, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Reeves, with his beguilingly blank face and loose-limbed, happy-go-lucky physical vocabulary, and Winter, with his golden curls, gleefully good vibes and 'bodacious' vocabulary, propel this adventure as long as they can.

    May 30, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • This is extremely silly, good natured, superficial stuff; a lot depends on whether you take to Bill and Ted's unique lingo (which contorts surfers' expressions) and their gormless behaviour.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Colette Maude

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A painfully inept comedy.

    May 20, 2003
  • More than anything, the picture looks paltry and undernourished. Even the warts on Lincoln's face look slapped on.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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