Back to the Future | Full Movie

Back to the Future
  • PG
  • 1h 56m
  • 1985
Certified Fresh96%
Common Sense Media Iconage 10+
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From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is rousing a time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit.
Reviews
Time Out
Tom Huddleston
Fresh

Every bit as classy, clever and cockle-warming as it was 30 years ago.

June 25, 2017
New York Daily News
Kathleen Carroll
Fresh

Kids and parents alike are gonna dig this wonderful fantasy.

June 25, 2017
Washington Post
Paul Attanasio
Fresh

Zemeckis and Gale have given the movie a core of feeling that makes real claims on us. For all its...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Back to the Future is a 1980s time-travel favorite that includes scenes in which main character Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his friends are in physical jeopardy: A bully initiates a mostly off-camera assault on a high school girl, there's a violent attack in which a key character is thought to be killed, a van chases a teen on a skateboard, and more. There are also several episodes of bullying. While the violence is exaggerated and closer in tone to cartoon jeopardy than real danger, some kids will no doubt find it tense. Several scenes show Marty's discomfort when the girl who will eventually be his mother tries to kiss and embrace him. Expect strong language, including a couple of memorable uses of "s--t," as well as "bastards," "damn," "a--hole," and a couple of racial slurs in the 1950s-set scenes. It's worth noting that this is the movie that alerted the public to the concept of product placement, with controversy arising from the near-constant visuals of Pepsi products and other brands.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Franchise, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family, Adventure, Blockbuster, Classics
  • Release Date:June 28, 1985
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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