'Back To The Future Part III' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   1 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   43 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    25
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    25
    Full Review » 25 years ago
  • Vincent Canby New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Hal Hinson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Divinely frivolous, nearly perfect fun.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    Makes a few bows in the direction of time-travel complexities, and then settles down to be a routine Western comedy.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    This is a good deal more likable than part two because the product plugs have been held back, and Zemeckis is clearly having fun alluding to his favorite westerns; there's also a certain sweetness and charm in the Lloyd-Steenburgen romance.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    The simplicity of plot, and the wide expansiveness of its use of space, are a refreshing change from the convoluted, visually cramped and cluttered second part.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • John Hartl Film.com (Top Critic)
    Ties up all the loose ends but runs out of energy and inspiration.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media
    80
    Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk
    75
    avoids many of the previous sequel's narrative and logical pitfalls and reengages more successfully with the simple, direct pleasures that made the 1985 original such a hit
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • R. L. Shaffer IGN DVD
    90
    Back to the Future Part III continues to move the spirit of the series forward in new and exciting directions, and it reaches a satisfying conclusion to the overarching story.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Rumsey Taylor Not Coming to a Theater Near You
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    60
    Every bit as confident and slick as its two predecessors; but it is hard to ignore a distinct feeling of deflation.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    84
    It's a lovely, rootin' tootin' cowboy romp with a superbly suspenseful runaway train finale, and an apt closer that permits the excitement to continue on beyond the screen. It was an utter joy in 1990, and again in 2010.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Eric Henderson Slant Magazine
    38
    It ain't only the DeLorean that's out of gas.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kim Newman Empire Magazine
    80
    A clever and enjoyable wrapping-up of the time-travelling adventures.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Film4
    80
    A fitting end to one of the most enjoyable fantasy series of the 1980s.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    75
    Fttingly the one installment in the trilogy that most resembles an old-fashioned movie, from its lovingly evoked western setting to its charmingly sentimental mood.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    A triumphant combination of comedy, science fiction, romance and the Western.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Christopher Null Filmcritic.com
    70
    Overall this is a good time, but the steampunk adventure doesn't thrill us quite as much as the original.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Time Out
    Affectionate, innovative, and vaguely lunatic.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Greg Maki Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    20
    Full Review » 10 years ago
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