Blast From the Past Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Blast is finally a squandered opportunity, a lot of situation with very little comedy.
March 21, 2014
Blast From the Past saves its best for first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Blast from the Past is a cute idea that delivers a few good scenes, but not enough to make the movie consistently entertaining.
June 18, 2012
The film embraces the view that the wholesomeness we now associate with the early 60s was more than superficial. Anyone looking for a more skeptical reading of the time will be disappointed.
December 22, 2010
Fish-out-of-water comedy has some salty language.
July 7, 2010
Director/co-scenarist Hugh Wilson does acceptable work here, yet the concept's myriad possibilities for satirical and fairy-tale riffing go untapped.
July 21, 2005
Blast From the Past is a cute little movie until it comes out of its bomb shelter, and then it turns distressingly stale right before our eyes.
May 22, 2003
Blast From the Past is one of the most frustrating films I've seen this year, because it is a genuinely good movie being constantly hindered by the same thing.
June 5, 2002
Despite the talented cast and an inherently funny idea, Wilson and company's mediocre script squanders what could have been a highly original comedy.
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