Back to the Future Part III

1990 "They've saved the best trip for last... But this time they may have gone too far."
7.4| 1h59m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 25 May 1990 Released
Producted By: Universal Pictures
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The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

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ChicRawIdol A brilliant film that helped define a genre
RipDelight This is a tender, generous movie that likes its characters and presents them as real people, full of flaws and strengths.
Fleur Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
Dana An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
hellraiser7 This is the final entry in a great sci-fi series, which I think is kind of an underrated sequel, yeah, it's not the best in the series in my book but it has merit, and unlike most movie and TV series it does what most fail to do, conclude on a positive note. The only misfires I have are the pacing comes off just a tad slow, mainly in the middle where not much really happens until the final half which makes the film less exciting. The soundtrack isn't that memorable well except on track by Alvin Silvestri but that's it, probably because country music isn't my genre. Which sort of gets to my other problem which is really just me, the Western genre just isn't my genre it's the same as how I feel about musicals, courtroom genres, and any others I don't get into highly, like there is a western or two I like mainly the TV shows "The Young Riders" and "Guns of Paradise" (both 80's shows) even the 80's cartoon show "Brave Starr" if you want to count it, but that's basically it. That's just how it is with lots of people there is some music or even sports they like or don't like, it's part of what makes us unique. So yeah, that one of the reasons I don't watch this entry too highly.Now that that's aside let's get down to business, I do like the plotline, honestly didn't mind the idea of taking it to the old west which was a different idea and kind of makes sense when you think about it going to the beginning of Hill Valley when both Hill Valley and America were still young and changing, innovations on the rise just budding into fruitation. But also, I like that fact that both the western and sci-fi genre mix, I always love a mix in genre which show you can do more with them. Let alone sci-fi westerns aren't something I see every day, the only ones I can think of are TV shows like "Brave Starr", "Galaxy Rangers", and movies like "Outland", and "Cowboys and Aliens" all underrated gems.Characters are good as usual, the back and forth between both Marty and Doc is intact. I really like how Doc Brown is a little more the main character of the film this time and for once Marty is more the supporting character, it makes sense having this switch since this is the final entry why not. Doc as usual is just hilarious he has some of the best comedic moments, my favorite is the whole dilemma with the alcoholic drink, I won't say anymore than that you just have to see it yourself it's hilarious. Marty is good as usual, I really like it when he interacts with one of his ancestors Shamus McFly whom is of course played by Michael J Fox, really liked Mike's performance as that character really bought this was a different person, he a bit of another mentor figure for Marty. However, in this film Marty has a subplot where he must learn an important lesson in not giving into dares and what true courage is about, which I thought was good and is somewhat a plot device for the final half of the film.And of course, Bufford Tannen this believe or not is my favorite incarnation of Biff he's as usually a fun dirtbag. His looks reflect his attitude where he is just dirty, grimy, and dangerous as he just seems to have a short fuse and trigger happy as he's ready to blow anyone away that tees him off. However, he's as usual idotic, as we see once again he does some dumb things that even a second grader can easily avoid, let alone intellectually poor as he doesn't even know one number that comes before or even after another.I like the new character Clara played by Mary Steenburgen, it's ironic considering she was in a time travel film in the 80's "Time After Time" another under the radar gem; so thats two in a row for her not bad. She's a highly intelligent woman whom is interested in science and curious about things in both science and life which makes both Doc and her a good match. The chemistry between both Clara and Doc is solid, I wouldn't say one of the best romances I've ever seen in my book, but I'd take this over any of those crappy ones from a soap anytime. I bought into it because the two were doing what most couples should do interact, though I think what makes this stand out is throughout both their relationship and the adventure Doc actually grows a little becomes a little more of a man as his confidence grows, like seeing him stand up to Bufford Tannen not even afraid as Tannen has a gun on him, it really shows strength in Doc that you can't break his spirit no matter what.There are once again some fun moments. Like seeing Marty in that shooting gallery sequence and seeing him shoot each of the targets and it's funny what he says at the end of that as well as using a pie plate as a frisbee. As well as most of the final half which was were most of the excitement was with the final showdown and the race Back to the Future.But it then of course comes down to the final minutes of the film that I found touch and kind of sad at the same time because it really assured us that this truly is the end of the series. Though I wouldn't fret too much if you want to see the expanded universe "Back to the Future" adventures there is the comic book series from IDW which are pretty cool. Other than that, I honestly felt this really was a satisfying conclusion to a great sci-fi franchise. I'm going to miss this series, but Marty and Doc have had their final time traveling adventure and rode away into the sunset, so farewell Marty and Doc where ever you go in life and time you never far away.Rating: 3 and a half stars
ivo-cobra8 Underrated doesn't deserve the hate. Back to the Future Part III is so unappreciated. I keep hearing from people how bad this film is. Am I the only one who enjoyed this film? It is not a masterpiece like the first one is but it is a tied with the first one and it is a great sequel a great end to an excellent trilogy. Back to the Future is one of my all time favorite trilogy's of all time. I love the first film to death and it is a masterpiece and I love this (the third film) to death. Back to the Future Part III in my opinion it is tied with the first one and it is one of the best sequels of all time. It is my second favorite film in the trilogy in my opinion it is better than Part II I have enjoyed it more than Part II.Michael J. Fox , Christopher Lloyd and Mary Steenburgen are excellent at acting I have enjoyed their performances. Robert Zemeckis writes and directs excellent this sequel. Alan Silvestri writes a beautiful score for third film which it was shot back to back with the second film. I Love the new score for this movie. Back to the Future Part III (1990)I love that this film was set in the Old West back in 1885. I love the rescue mission in which Marty goes back in time from the year 1955 back in to the past in to the Old West to save his best friend Doc Brown from getting killed by an outlaw Buford Tannen. I love western movies and Marty McFly was naming him self as Clint Eastwood in this film which it was brilliant. They even make similarity from A Fistful of Dollars (one of my all time favorite western films) in which Marty wears a boiler plate as a bullet proof vest in which Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) shoots Marty. This movie has comedy, adventure, action, bank robbery, train robbery, gun fights, fist fights and one explosion. Great acting from the actors, great direction and great writing, great score. This movie shows group of Indians, followed closely by Cavalry men who are chasing them. Doc saves Marty just before he would be hang by Buford and his men. I did like that the film was more focusing on Doc and Marty the characters that we care about. Rather then Loraine and Biff like Part II did. The movie wasn't dark like the second was. I love how Doc and Marty pushes the DeLorean along the spur line, on the tracks attempting to get it up to 88 miles per hour. DeLorean then reaches 88mph and disappears...with the locomotive barreling over the side of the ravine, and exploding in a huge fireball, brilliant and well done special effect. I love that the movie does not messes with the first two movies and it is an original film I appreciate that. It is Rated PG for language, sensuality and violence. It is a perfect film from the 90's that I have grew up with it. It is my second favorite film in the trilogy I love, love this film to death and doesn't deserve the hate. 10/10 Score: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval a perfect score for me.
zkonedog The first two films in the "Back To The Future" trilogy explore the concept of time like never before. Viewers are taken to two different versions of 1985, twice propelled back to 1955, and even catapulted into 2015 for a short time. The character continuity is incredible, the acting is inspired, and so many different genres are incorporated that the films are nearly rendered perfectly genre-less. Obviously, it would be tough to beat the energy of those two incredible films, and (while this film gives a valiant effort) it just doesn't quite make it.Basically, the plot of BTTF 3 is set in the Old West (1885, to be exact), where Doc Brown was transported to at the end of the second film. Ignoring the Doc's instructions, young Marty McFly instead repairs the time machine and goes back to bring Doc back home. The three obstacles in his way: Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (the most hated gunslinger in the West), Clara (Doc's new love), and an empty tank of gas in the DeLorean.Though this movie won't leave you feeling utterly disappointed or anything like that, as it has its moments of greatness, it just falls a bit short of the magic created by the first two efforts. Perhaps the biggest culprit is the flatness of the jokes that were funny in parts one and two, like the "wake up" scene and the Tannen family "manure curse", but became somewhat stale the third time around.Another shortcoming, oddly enough, was the fact that the film has more to do with character- development than its two previous successors. The Marty-Doc friendship is on center stage, while Doc's new-found infatuation with Clara is a major part of the storyline. While usually that kind of character-building is essentially in films, it is kind of wasted in this case, as fans knew the end of the trilogy was at hand and thus the relationships would go no further.However, though I have touched on a few of the reasons why this film doesn't match the sheer brilliance of the first two, please do not hesitate to watch it and complete the most inventive film trilogy in history. It is not a dud by any means, and certain viewers may even find it more enjoyable than "Part Two", as it isn't as complicated and the jokes are a bit more obvious.
adonis98-743-186503 Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. Back to the Future Part III ends the Trilogy on a high note without being a parody of itself and turn into a Franchise of 10 movies since the DeLorean got finally destroyed and sure there are some plot holes here and there but let me give you my opinion why this film is terrific. Dr. Emmett Brown and Clara Clayton make a pretty good couple and that scene on the train was amazing full of great effects and tension, Michael J.Fox is once again fantastic and i loved him both as Seamus and Marty, also Thomas F. Wilson returns once again as Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen and Biff and he is terrific and really funny it was also great to see the whole McFly family return once more. Overall this is a great way for the Trilogy to end and much better than i remembered it it was funny, sad and full of adventure and sometimes it would be cool to see a 4th movie but then again the film ended the story perfectly and i hope that they will never remake this Franchise because they are going to overload it with awful cgi, dumb miscasted actors and it will eventually make people angry.