Back to the Future

Movies, Comedy
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Back to the Future

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Teenager Marty McFly's dad is a hideous wimp, his mother a dipso, so he befriends mad scientist Dr. Brown (Lloyd). In a DeLorean time machine they travel back to 1955, the year his parents met in high school. But at that age, mom rather fancies her offspring more than his prospective father. Zemeckis takes obvious pleasure in solving not just the technical but also the emotional problems of time travel: how to avoid incest, how to unite your parents in order that you will be born, how to return to the future when both the car and the professor have blown a fuse, and above all how to avoid tampering with history. If this all sounds schematic, it shouldn't: the movie has all the benign good nature of a Frank Capra.


Release details

Release date:
Wednesday July 3 1985
116 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Michael J Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Thomas F Wilson
Claudia Wells

Users say (1)

5 out of 5 stars