Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Things have barely settled from the excitement and resolve of the original Back to the Future, when in pops that crazy inventor Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) with news that in order to prevent a series of events that could ruin the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Back to the Future II is far more uneven than its predecessor, but its madcap highs outweigh the occasionally cluttered machinations of an overstuffed plot.

Mike McGrady

While the funny-bone is being gently tickled, the eye is constantly diverted. Unfortunately, and I find this true of every Zemeckis movie, neither the mind nor the heart is ever fully engaged.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The most important point is that the new film is fun.

Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

The story is incredibly complex, very well arranged and organized, and surprisingly cohesive despite so many jumps in time.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Imperfect, but very lovable.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Fans of the original should relish going back to Back to the Future.

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Rachel Wagner

The likable cast and nods to the first movie are a lot of fun.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A surprisingly oppressive, rapid-fire, noisy, gadget-filled action picture lacking the emotion of the original film.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Glum, claustrophobic and often oppressive.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

1989's middle entry, in which the pair head forward to 2015, is the most underrated -- like fellow second child Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, it had to contend with doltish charges of being too cold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Very futuristic and broad in direction, Back to the Future Part II is adventurous, even though it doesn't compare to the impact the first installment… More
Graham Jones
In my opinion, the BTTF sequel is superior to the first installment. The twisting and turning plotline may seem confusing to some but it is ultimately more… More
Candy Rose
Excellent part two to the triology. Doc takes Marty into the future to save Marty's kids, but they end up in a different parallel life due to Biff changing… More
Melvin White
Doc: Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.  "Synchronize your watches. The futures coming back..." Part II is almost as good as… More
Raymond Wieser
The second part to the Back to the Future trilogy is more confusing, cheesy, and hokey than the first one (especially the aging make-up), but it's still… More
Cassie Hill
Marty & Doc go back to the year 1955 to prevent events that should have never have happened from happening such as Marty's father being dead & Biff… More