Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Feb 7, 2013
    90
    It twists it, shakes it and stands it on its ear. But as before, the film's technical brilliance is the least of its appeals. Satirically acute, intricately structured and deftly paced, it is at heart stout, good and untainted by easy sentiment.
  2. Reviewed by: Ira Robbins
    Feb 7, 2013
    83
    All in all, Future II is another fantastic voyage in a thoroughly entertaining contraption.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    This is my favourite chapter in the trilogy. The original is still like listening to a rock song in 1955, but the second one is like having a time machine to yourself while you watch it. It's smart, takes many different turns, and it didn't confuse me. I don't see why people say it's confusing. Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2013
    7
    Doesn't hold a candle to the first one, but Back to the Future Part II is better than most sequels. Marty McFly is back, and the premise is still interesting and fresh. I still enjoyed it. Full Review »
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    9
    This film is another great one, using visual and story creativity that made the first film such a hit. Although the story is not as strong, the film still manages to entertain in almost every way with a great cast once again (only missing Marty's father's comedy genius). The film is still a great sequel as most sequels disappoint, this one does not. Full Review »