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July 3, 1985
PG , 1 hr 56 min
4,335 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Teen (Michael J. Fox) goes to 1955 in crackpot's (Christopher Lloyd) DeLorean time machine.
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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...
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...
The best mainstream film since "E.T.," is an uplifting reminder that Hollywood can still produce truly great entertainment...The plot is so...
This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer. It's a cinematic Rube Goldberg machine whose parts connect in...
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...
Performances by the earnest Fox, the lunatic Lloyd, the deceptively passionate Lea Thompson, and, particularly, the bumbling-to-confident...
By Roger Ebert
The movie, in fact, resembles Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" more than other, conventional time-travel movies.
San Francisco Chronicle
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...
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...
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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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+
'80s time-travel favorite has laughs, romance, action.
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