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Blast From the Past Reviews

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March 21, 2014
Blast From the Past saves its best for first.
March 21, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2014
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2014
Despite its faintly mechanical construction, Blast From The Past is very classy, and the improbable comic duo of Spacek and Walken provide the manic edge. Silverstone is good, engagingly grouchy but Fraser is indeed a blast.
March 21, 2014
Unfortunately Mr. Fraser comes off as a forlorn, outsize Pee Wee Herman.
March 21, 2014
The 40-minute setup is deliciously nutty, with eccentric turns from Walken and Spacek. But the longer Adam remains above ground, the more plodding and predictable the scenario becomes.
March 21, 2014
[A] bizarre hybrid of romantic comedy cliches and less-than-subtle social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2014
Despite its original concept, the movie loses much of its socially satiric edge once Fraser emerges from his underground bunker and starts wooing Silverstone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2014
Blast From the Past doesn't overtax Fraser's abilities -- the film is only a sweet comic confection -- but director and co-writer Hugh Wilson does rely on a rare quality that Fraser has in spades: charm.
March 21, 2014
A stretched-out anecdote.
March 21, 2014
Once the movie decides the air is clear and Fraser begins walking the earth, Blast becomes much spottier at hitting its comic targets and suffers from a bad case of the cutes.
March 21, 2014
Any movie with a rhyming title should be treated with suspicion. And Blast From The Past -- two films inconveniently rolled into one creaking rom-com -- is as bad as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2014
Blast From the Past has a sweet, joyful spirit and some fun performances.
March 21, 2014
There's something a little bit creepy and Dole-like about the notion that 35 years ago, everything was good and pure and right (except for that whole Cold War mess), while today, everything has become debased and confusing.
March 21, 2014
This fresh idea delivers some scintillating humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2014
It's pleasant enough, with Fraser's goofy charm particularly winning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2014
Blast From the Past hits all the right notes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 21, 2014
Blast from the Past is a cute idea that delivers a few good scenes, but not enough to make the movie consistently entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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