Back to the Future Synopsis
Teen (Michael J. Fox) goes to 1955 in crackpot's (Christopher Lloyd) DeLorean time machine.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lots of fun

By thejoker42
My wife and children (9 and 12 years old) share my love of this entire trilogy! Seeing it on the big screen we noticed some things we haven't from home video. It was a great time! Thanks! G...

The Best Movie Ever. In All Time! Past! Present! Future!

By NarnianMan
This movie is the best movie ever! A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ to Stevey...

Marty McFly lives

By Spydercage
I love seeing great classic films back up on the big screen. This movie is one for the ages! A great movie this time around and anytime I catch it flipping channels. Seeing it this time I was...

Back to the Future

By eleer
The movie was great. The sound was not so much. Unfortunately the acoustics in the theater were so that you could here what was goingon outside the theater over the movie. But is was great to see...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Scientifically incorrect but who cares?...

Awesome and well done! One of my favorites!

By buffyangelfan
I seen this movie in the theater when it first came out. I loved it in the theater. Thankful for dvds that way I can rewatch as much as I like. I don't think there'll ever be another movie like this...

A true Classic!

By natveggie77
I was so happy to see this film in theaters! It's even better than watching it at home! Michael J Fox is amazing and the entire film really is a classic....

Loved it!

By jwallace92
This movie is a classic. I may still remember the movies from when I was a kid, but I was still on the edge of my seat and found myself in suspense. The plot is amazing, who doesn't like a movie...

pretty entirtaining

By i_am_cool!!45150
I think it was a clever movie. Not all that funny but cool effects for the 80's.I do not know why most people do not enjoy it....

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