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81% Tomatometer 47 Reviews 78% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a small town in the Old West. Marty then finds out that the Doc was murdered shortly after sending the letter. In order to save his friend, Marty will have to travel back in time, disentangle a lovestruck Doc from a local schoolmarm, and repair the DeLorean -- all while avoiding a posse of gunslingers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Back to the Future Part III draws the trilogy to a satisfying close with a simpler, sweeter round of time-travel antics.

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Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Peter Rainer Los Angeles Times It satisfyingly ties up the various plot strands that were flapping in the breeze from the last installment. Oct 21, 2015 Full Review Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly The only true surprise of this movie is how lazy it is. Rated: D+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Kim Newman Empire Magazine A clever and enjoyable wrapping-up of the time-travelling adventures. Rated: 4/5 May 5, 2008 Full Review Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Hannah Rose CBR Marty and Doc's intergenerational friendship flies in the face of the over-emphasized generation gap that dominated most conversations about older age groups and and the youth in the 80s. Rated: 9/10 Apr 30, 2024 Full Review Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The most conventional of the series. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 14, 2023 Full Review Back to the Future Part III | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Back to the Future Part III is a return to form for a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and a fun time in the Old West. Rated: 4/5 Jun 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Prabudhjeet A Not upto the mark set by previous movies, but its a good trilogy Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/01/24 Full Review Raoul D Not as good as one, but still pretty good. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/30/24 Full Review Michael S Least favorite of the trilogy. But still absolutely amazing timeless classic. Still a must watch. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/27/24 Full Review Tim N Not quite as good as the greatest movie of all time BTTF1. It's pretty darn close though. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Audience Member It was perfect.Perfect.Everything down to the last minute details Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review josh d This was a slight step down from the first two films, but still pretty decent. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Robert Zemeckis Director Michael J. Fox Marty McFly Christopher Lloyd Dr. Emmett Brown Mary Steenburgen Clara Clayton Tom Wilson Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen Lea Thompson Maggie McFly
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Synopsis In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a small town in the Old West. Marty then finds out that the Doc was murdered shortly after sending the letter. In order to save his friend, Marty will have to travel back in time, disentangle a lovestruck Doc from a local schoolmarm, and repair the DeLorean -- all while avoiding a posse of gunslingers.

Director
Robert Zemeckis

Producer
Neil Canton, Bob Gale

Screenwriter
Bob Gale

Distributor
MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Pictures

Production Co
Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Rating
PG

Genre
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western, Fantasy, Adventure

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
May 25, 1990, Original

Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 2, 2015

Runtime
1h 58m

Sound Mix
Surround, Dolby SR, Magnetic Stereo 6 Track

Aspect Ratio
70mm, 35mm
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