Back to the Future Part III
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The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off, but it casts off the dizzying time travel of the first two films for mostly routine comedy set in the Old West. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) receives a 70-year-old letter from his inventor friend, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who tells Marty that he has retreated a century in time to live out a relatively quiet life in the Old West. Doc Brown reveals that he hid his DeLorean car/time machine in an abandoned mine outside town, and when Marty does some research and discovers that the Doc died… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Every bit as confident and slick as its two predecessors; but it is hard to ignore a distinct feeling of deflation."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A fitting end to one of the most enjoyable fantasy series of the 1980s."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Divinely frivolous, nearly perfect fun."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"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"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A clever and enjoyable wrapping-up of the time-travelling adventures."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Affectionate, innovative, and vaguely lunatic."
‑ , Time Out
"Ties up all the loose ends but runs out of energy and inspiration."
‑ John Hartl,
"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."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"It ain't only the DeLorean that's out of gas."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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