• Released
  • July 3, 1985
  • PG , 1 hr 56 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
  • 4,334 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Teen (Michael J. Fox) goes to 1955 in crackpot's (Christopher Lloyd) DeLorean time machine.

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100

Empire

By Adam Smith
Among the plethora of innocent charms on offer, there's the near perfect script by Zemekis and Bob Gale which not only negotiates its time...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
So what we have in the middle of Back to the Future, this seeming kids' movie full of screeching cars, special effects and lightning...
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100

Boston Globe

The best mainstream film since "E.T.," is an uplifting reminder that Hollywood can still produce truly great entertainment...The plot is so...
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100

Orlando Sentinel

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This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer. It's a cinematic Rube Goldberg machine whose parts connect in...
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90

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Mr. Zemeckis is able both to keep the story moving and to keep it from going too far. He handles Back to the Future with the kind of...
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90

Variety

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Performances by the earnest Fox, the lunatic Lloyd, the deceptively passionate Lea Thompson, and, particularly, the bumbling-to-confident...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie, in fact, resembles Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" more than other, conventional time-travel movies.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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I just don't know how all this sweetness and light will go down with a teenaged movie audience presumably gung-ho with Rambo - especially...
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63

Miami Herald

For girls and boys who like games, ideas and toys, Back to the Future probably is worth an afternoon's good giggle. But baby boomers be...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
It's big, cartoonish and empty, with an interesting premise that is underdeveloped and overproduced. [3 July 1975, p.Calendar 6]
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Unique

By clkmd
Good plot unique topic great movie...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ '80s time-travel favorite has laughs, romance, action.
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