Back to the Future movie review - Aussieboyreviews


If it weren’t for the time travel, the whole story is just nothing. Back to the Future is a fantastic time-travel classic that’s super entertaining, exciting and unforgettable.


Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time using an eccentric scientist’s effective time machine. However, he must make his high-school-aged parents at the time fall in love in order to return to the present.

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Movie details

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson
Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Release Date (Australia): 15 August 1985
Runtime: 116 minutes/1h 56m
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains mild science fiction themes in the form of time-travel. There is also a sense of threat such as bullying and a shootout. There’s also other mild thematic material including bullying, attempted sexual assault and peril.

Violence (PG)

A man is shot multiple times before falling to the ground, accompanied by depictions of bullet holes on his clothing without any blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains occasional use of mild coarse language including the words “damn”, “s**t”, “bastard” and “son of a bitch”.

Drug Use (G)

The film contains a reference to “reefer addicts”.

Sex (PG)

There is infrequent sexual references that are mild and verbal in context.

mpaa rating

PG (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Back to the Future will remain as a speedy-moving classic with unforgettably creative ideas that could not ever be executed more perfectly. No matter how many sequels, reboots and remakes are planned, they will never beat the excellent cast and diverting plot. Throughout the film there’s a jolly handful of action-related, science-themed, comedy-connected, adventure-packed and romantic-linked plans that fit perfectly into the story (also making it more engaging and dramatic). But each actor and actress provides a necessary character to contribute to the tale.

Michael J. Fox plays a young and bright teen desperate to find the way out of the past and back to his present time. Christopher Lloyd is the fuzzy and eye-catching scientist who assists Fox’s character in travelling back to the future that he belongs in. Them and the other cast members are intelligently planned out characters, who end up making realistic sense with the story.

An 80s classic like Back to the Future needs to be remembered and passed on as a scientific time-traveling comedy. It’s a familiar favourite that’s very entertaining and catchy. The whole plot, from the opening credits to the closing shot, is just pure magic and effects. The visual effects are amazing and only seem to get better as the world ages. It doesn’t matter if you’re a big fan of sci-fi stories or romance, the humour and how moving this film is will continue to exist as a familiar favourite for families with older kids.

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