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Back To The Future Part III

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  Back To The Future Part III Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.08 /10
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd , Mary Steenburgen
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Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Written by: Bob Gale

Released: 1990
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 118

Teenager (Michael J. Fox) travels forward in time to rescue crazed scientist (Christopher Lloyd).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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An amiable effort, spoofing classic westerns and giving Christopher Lloyd more to do than merely act the mad scientist (his scenes with Mary Steenburgen are the best in the film). Itís a bit more enjoyable and a lot more comprehensible than BTTF2, but nowhere as good as the original. Most of the inventiveness and originality which lay behind the first (and, despite its flaws, the second) have vanished: what we have here is a fairly unadventurous comedy western, an inferior version of The Paleface (1948). The critics tended to overpraise it, not least because the copious allusions to old westerns - such as El Dorado, A Fistful of Dollars and My Darling Clementine - enabled them to display their own cinematic erudition. However, itís good-hearted with an excellent special-effects climax: most people found it more entertaining than I did.

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