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06/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

THE 80's Movie.

Back to the Future is my kind of movie. With an adventure-feel, Huey Lewis songs and hilarious performances by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, this movie shouts surprise around every corner, sprouts one-liners that always work and paces great scene after great scene.
The chemistry between Marty McFly and Doc Brown is awesome, I can buy that these two have been friends for a while.
Zemeckis' direction gives it a hyped feeling of non-stop adventure , but still leaves enough for humor and great dialogue.
The weak link of the film are most likely the visual effects. They weren't very impressive back then and certainly don't hold up now, but I can forgive this minor fault, because there are no more than two scenes involving visuals.

A constant thrill-ride of a movie, Back to the Fu...

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10/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Back to the Future review

back to the future review written by vale wolffian

Back to the Future is one of those films that everyone loves. It is a widely loved series. I think this movie series ranks as one of best series ever made. It is indeed one of most beloved series of all time. It is instant classic form beginning to the end. It could all have been so different. In fact, it could all have been a disaster.

At the end of 1984 director Robert Zemekis, who had been shooting his second movie, Back To The Future, for over a month was not a happy man. He was saddled with a lead actor who just didn't cut it as a happy-go-lucky, wisecracking teen. He was more like an angst-ridden 40-year-old struggling to make sense of existence in a godless universe.To make matters worse he'd seen a young actor perfect for...


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12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Back To The Future" by Yojimbo

When an eccentric inventor makes a time machine out of a DeLorean, a high school kid is accidentally sent back to the year 1955 where his presence has unexpected consequences on the future. The film that made both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd stars, Back To The Future is a perfect blend of action and comedy that takes the old sci-fi chestnut of the time paradox and runs with it making for an inventive and hugely enjoyable family friendly romp. It has loads of amusing pop culture references and pokes fun at society's obsession with gadgets (it's odd to think that 1985 is nearly as far back now as 1955 was then) and has a great sense of nostalgia for days gone by. Fox makes the most of his boyish charm and Lloyd was pretty much made for the part of the mad scientist and the whole to...

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Daniel Corleone
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07/25/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Back to the Future review

There are certain films where categorization plays a part. Back to the Future is not one of those films. Doctor Emmett Brown was radiantly represented by Christopher Lloyd. The slacker teenager Marty McFly is acted by Michael J. Fox. The 2 main characters work effectively well and the effects are impressive at that era. The story is very unique and one of the most intricate topics can be difficult to put on film, time. Can this be a fantasy? Yes Groundhog Day and Donnie Darko were great, but it didn’t have one of the coolest cars invented for film, the time travelling Delorean. It has its comedic moments, especially from Doc: There's that word again, "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull? Would this be an adventure ...

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05/18/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Nuclear awesomeness

This movie seems to get better and better every time i see it. Not only does it have to do with time travel which, (needless to say is one of the more interesting movie plots) it does with unrivaled creativity. The story alone makes it so unique that its one of a kind. Im sure the story line has been done before this movie and certainly has after, but the elements that are put together to make this movie make it really the only movie that anybody remembers when they think of movies that have to do with time travel. Favorite line (paraphrase): " Marty: Doc, where did you get plutonium to put this sucker nuclear? Doc: I stole it from a bunch of Pakistani terrorists that wanted me to make them a bomb! Now all they have is a shell with used pin ball parts!!!"

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10/07/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Mcfly and Doc = Hilarious and Fun Movie!!

Few things are as difficult to accomplish as a movie dealing with time-traveling. To take on themes as risky as paradoxes and time loops you primarily need a healthy dose of courage and ambition, but most importantly loads of writing talent and cinematic vision. The scenario of "Back to the Future", courtesy of director Robert Zemeckis and co-producer Bob Gale, is honestly one of the most brilliant ones ever penned down and, thanks to the financial support of several acclaimed producers (including Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall), it also became one of the most massively entertaining films of all time, with sublime special & sound effects, diversity of genres and some of the greatest casting choices and acting performances ever. "Back to the Future" is quintessentially speaking a Sci-...

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04/16/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Make like a tree, and get outta here

o.k. there's this kid and he likes to skateboard in 1985. He has a set of parents who are loosers and his father still gets bullied by his old high school enemy. His brother woks at a fast food joint and sister, well, i don't remember what his sister does. anyhow, he has a beautiful GF and a friend who is a middle aged man who claims to be a scientist/inventor. He gets a call from his scientist friend who tell him to meet him at the local mall at around 1 a.m. When this kid, Marty, gets there, he finds out that his scientist friend, Doc Brown, built a time machine out of a De Lorean. During the showing off of his time machine, doc reveals to marty about the stolen plutonium he has that helps make time travel possible. The stolen plutonium came from some terrorists, and they now fin...

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Ichabod Crane
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12/05/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Fun and funny. One of the best ever,

This is one of my favorite films of all time. It is just fun to watch over and over again.

Plot 10/10- Not that complicated well maybe it kinda is but it is fun. The jokes are good, and the characters are well written so you want wither Marty to get back, or Doc to live, or George Mcfly to stand up for himself. It is interesting and fun to watch from beginning to end. There are no slow parts, and nothing that makes you annoyed.

Music 10/10- A great orchestration, that is helped by some fitting songs by Huey lewis.

acting 10/10- Everyone is great in their parts. With Michael J. Fox playing it just right to seem believable and be funny at the same time. The best performance I feel is from Crispin Glover who is hilarious as the wimpy Father.

Look 10/10- The special effects hol...

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good start to the popular franchise

"Marty McFly" (Michael J. Fox in his most famous movie role) is an average teen with Rock 'n Rol dreams. He has a beautiful girlfriend (Claudia Wells), trouble in school with the principal (James Tolkan), a mother (Lea Thompson) who just do not understand him, and a wimp of a father (Crispin Glover) who is still terrorized by high school bully "Biff" (Tom Wilson), who is now his supervisor at work.

One early morning, he is asked by his good, yet very eccentric friend "Dr. Emmett 'Doc' Brown" (Christopher Lloyd) to tape his latest invention -- a time machine made out of a plutonium-powered De Lorean automobile.

There are some good performances in this movie. In fact, I couldn't find fault with any performances. Everybody, especially Lloyd who was the most over-the-top, did a great ...

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07/25/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hey you, get your damn hands off her.

A fun movie for everyone. This is one that has not only stood the test of time, no pun intended, but it will continue to be a great movie for years to come. Even though it takes place in 1985 it was good to see that the obscurity of the 1980's was for the most part left out. There were no designer drug references, or people that were dressed in overly obscure clothes...well except for Martys vest. At any rate it made 1985 seem really normal. This is good because they can call it 1985 and most people could look at the locations and think that with the exception of the cars, it could be 2005, so even little kids can find a way to identify with the movie today, this is why it will stand out and continue to do well even with the change of generations.

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