Back To The Future Movie Review

Back To The Future

17 year old Marty McFly got home early last night... -30 years early.
Back To The Future Picture
Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd star..


Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson

Early Appearances

See Billy Zane before they were famous!


Look for Huey Lewis, Michael Balzary, Robert Zemeckis making a cameo appearance!

Thanks to Belch
When Robert Zemeckis was trying to sell the idea of this film, one of the companies he approached was Disney, who turned it down because they thought that the story of a mother falling in love with her son (all be it by a twist of time travel) was too risque for a film under their banner.

More Trivia from Back To The Future


Back to the Future is simply the finest time-travel film ever made and surely a symbol of 80's movie excellence.

Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, the time travelling teenager, who accidentally travels back in time and learns his family history the best way, by being part of it!

Discouraged by apathetic parents and negative teachers, Marty McFly has formed an unlikely friendship with "Doc Brown", a local inventor and mad professor, played by Christopher Lloyd in a part that surely couldn't have been more perfect for him.

When called to help the "Doc" in his latest experiment late one night, Marty finds that the excited inventor has finally perfected the one invention that has been his obsession for thirty years... A time machine.

This is no ordinary time machine though. In true 80s style, the Doc has built his time machine into a car... A DeLorean, no less!

What follows is an adventure like no other. A witty, clever and highly developed script entertains everyone making a legendary movie that is disliked by virtually no-one. Hollywood has a long tradition of time-travel movies and who could have guessed that the undisputed very best example would come from the 80s?

This is the movie that rightfully made the reputation of director Robert Zemeckis, who later went on to direct such classics as "Forrest Gump" and "Contact" and proved (producer) Steven Spielberg's faith in him was justified. Spielberg had supported his earlier efforts like "Used Cars" that had been commercial disappointments.

What makes this film so special, is it's perfect blend of ingredients, including that spectacular script, also penned by Zemeckis with Bob Gale, excellent direction, production design and, of course, perfect casting choices in the form of Fox as McFly, Lloyd as the contemporary mad professor and Glover who is absolutely brilliant as McFly senior in both eras. Lea Thomson also does a very special job of playing the mother in both time zones.

A towering classic that is a cited example of excellence to everyone, from film students to hardcore sci-fi fans.

One of the rare examples of a movie both kids and parents would both put in their all-time top 10...

Author: NickUpdate This Review


A true all time classic. Rated #74 on the IMDb all time top 250 movies.

Absolutely stunning family movie
No weaknesses.

Rewind Rating


The Movie Data


Release Date: 03 Jul 1985
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: Universal Studios
Production: Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi

Update The Data

The Movie Trailer
Jump To: Music & Soundtrack Vibes
1985 Universal Studios
V4_27 Powered by Rewind C21 CMS