Blast From the Past 1999

Blast From the Past

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Cute idea, but not consistently funny.

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56%

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Movie Info

Adam Webber (Brendan Fraser) has lived his entire life in confinement in a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Calif. When the Webber family's rations of food and supplies grow thin, Adam's eccentric father, Calvin (Christopher Walken), sends him on a dangerous restocking mission. When Adam emerges from the Webber family's subterranean refuge for the first time, he finds that rumors of a nuclear apocalypse were totally false -- and meets gorgeous Eve Rustikov (Alicia Silverstone).

Cast & Crew

Sissy Spacek
Helen Thomas Webber
Joey Slotnick
Soda Jerk, Archbishop Melker
Scott Thomson
Young Psycho
Deborah Kellner
Miss 'Sweet', at Club 40
Hayden Tank
Adam, Age 3 1, 2
Bill Kelly
Writer (Story and Screenplay)
Hugh Wilson
Writer (Screenplay)
Mary Kane
Co-Producer
Sunil Perkash
Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein
Executive Producer
Amanda Stern
Executive Producer
Steve Dorff
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Critic Reviews for Blast From the Past

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (34)

  • Blast is finally a squandered opportunity, a lot of situation with very little comedy.

    January 3, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Jack Mathews

    Newsday
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  • Blast From the Past saves its best for first.

    March 21, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Fraser is the sweet, goofy engine that drives this movie. The script doesn't do enough with his reactions to a world that bears little relation to the Cold War planet Adam has been told about, but Fraser still manages to suggest volumes.

    March 21, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Garish and not funny enough, Wilson's shapeless satire plods on, squandering its nice premise and its appealing actors. Miraculously, Fraser has a force field around him and manages to radiate energy in this comic black hole.

    March 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Thanks to a clever script, tight direction, a first-rate cast and the dynamite combination of Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone, Blast from the Past blows away the recent crop of romantic comedies.

    March 21, 2014 | Full Review…
  • That's a relatively clever set-up for what's become a familiar genre: the time-displacement comedy, in which we get a kick out of viewing our era through another era's eyes. But this movie's eyes, Adam's, are awfully twinkly and not too focused.

    March 21, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blast From the Past

  • Jun 29, 2012
    Blast from the Past is a quirky fish-out-of-water story with a unique twist. In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis the Webbers lock themselves in a fallout shelter, mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear strike, and emerge 35 years later to a strange new world. The film has a fun cast that includes Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Dave Foley, and Christopher Walken. But the acting is uneven, and the actors don't have much chemistry. However, things come together in the second half of the film and it manages to delivery some touching moments. Blast from the Past is a charming and campy film that has a few issues but still manages to be fun and entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2011
    t has some things i like about it like the beginning 35 minutes with the whole, them being in a bomb shelter for 35 years, and i liked some of the jokes after the 35 minutes but overall it was just an average comedy film.
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2010
    The story was peculiar. But not that bad I guess. I wasn't bored. That could be a plus point.
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2009
    This was honestly a cute piece of Movie. My fav bit was when he checks in the Hotel room. A funny Scene.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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