Back to the Future Part III

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Feb 7, 2013
    50
    It too has no particular reason for being (except, of course, to complete the series and cash in). It's sprightly and inoffensive, though. And, for those who care, it satisfyingly ties up the various plot strands that were flapping in the breeze from the last installment. Back to the Future futurists will feel complete. [25 May 1990, p.C1]
  2. 50
    If nothing else (and there isn't much else), Part III rises above the wholesale clutter of its immediate predecessor, then contents itself with settling into an easy commercial groove. What remains is amiable kid's stuff, as sweetly forgettable as an orange Popsicle on a summer's day. [25 May 1990, p.C4]
  3. Feb 13, 2013
    40
    It's a little late to be spoofing Westerns, and most of the high-noonery in BTTF III falls flat. [4 June 1990, p.82]
  4. Reviewed by: Vincent Canby
    Feb 7, 2013
    40
    Except for Mr. Lloyd, the film is so sweet-natured and bland that it is almost instantly forgettable.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    9
    While it is not as good as the previous two films, this film is still a good hit that takes us to a completely different period in time. TheWhile it is not as good as the previous two films, this film is still a good hit that takes us to a completely different period in time. The cast is again perfect- the music is good, the story is lacking a bit. But the film is entertaining in every way, which is why it scores so high in my book. Full Review »
  2. Aug 9, 2015
    7
    Back to the Future Part III did not need to exist but it works well just the same. Not only does the film clean up the events of the previousBack to the Future Part III did not need to exist but it works well just the same. Not only does the film clean up the events of the previous film but it justifies it. While this is the same story as the first one what makes it work is the heart. While the second film used time travel for the sake of action here it is used to explore the relationship between Marty and Doc and raise moral questions about destiny. It all ends in a sweet and satisfying ending, minus the bit at the very end, which I didn’t need. In a world where sequels constantly tarnish the reputation of the franchise and undo a perfect ending its nice to see one that’s enjoyable. While the franchise works better with just one installment the third film nicely closes out the trilogy creating one of the better movie sequels released and creates a nice trilogy. Full Review »
  3. SAV
    Jun 28, 2015
    8
    Ultimo capitolo della famosa trilogia, Ritorno al Futuro Parte III é un ottimo film che mette fine alle fantastiche avventure temporali diUltimo capitolo della famosa trilogia, Ritorno al Futuro Parte III é un ottimo film che mette fine alle fantastiche avventure temporali di Marty e Doc. Malgrado io non sia un patito delle ambientazioni western, devo ammettere che il titolo in questione ha saputo divertirmi e coinvolgermi a dovere. Davvero un gran bel film. Full Review »