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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
September 7, 2011
What's good in Blast From the Past is so inventive and what's bad is so blinkered that the best way to describe this fascinating, failed romantic comedy may be as a movie blown to hell.
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.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The broad obvious jokes are generally tossed away with a panache that might be mistaken for subtlety; the performances are affable; and there's even the odd surprise along the way.
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.
February 14, 2001
In Fraser's hands, Adam's bottomless, puppy-like demeanor is a pleasure to experience.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie of delayed payoffs. Spacek gets better as she gets wiggier after decades in the bunker.
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