Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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)… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 25, 1990
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

It satisfyingly ties up the various plot strands that were flapping in the breeze from the last installment.

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Time Out

Affectionate, innovative, and vaguely lunatic.

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn

A good conclution for the famous trilogy, fun but not as good as the other two entries. [Full review in Spanish]

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Variety Staff

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The weakest of the three, 1990's third entry is also the most conventional.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Divinely frivolous, nearly perfect fun.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
The third installment of Robert Zemeckis' fun-filled time-travel franchise tones down on its futuristic charm, and though different in many different ways,… More
Raymond Wieser
This last film in the Back to the Future trilogy is the most unrealistic of the three, but the story is much better than Part 2. The whole point here is to… More
Tony Gandía
Entertaining and well put together but nothing special. Unlike the original entry, "Part III" doesn't warrant a repeat viewing. You watch it… More
Cassie Hill
In this final installment Marty must make sure that Doc does not get shot in the old wild west in the year 1885 & to make sure that Marty doesn't die… More
Graham Jones
The final installment of the BTTF trilogy is ultimately a disappointment, but an extremely enjoyable one.
Jim Careter
Better than second but still doesn't live up to the first. Cool, interesting, and a cool sendoff to the trilogy, and a great production for the movie,… More