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(out of 121 reviews)
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Teen, 17 years old Written bykat_marie January 15, 2011
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13
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Not for 8 year olds

I love this movie, but 8? Just ... no. This may have a PG rating, but if it had been released today, it would have gotten a PG-13 rating. There are multiple uses of the word s**t, as well as multiple uses of b**ches, ba**ards, d**n, hell and uses of Jesus and Christ as swear words. There is also the fact that Marty's mother falls in love with him, something I'm sure parents don't really want to have to explain, as well as a girl almost getting date raped. Older teens will love it, but don't let an 8 year old watch it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old April 3, 2011
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5
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Dumb movie!

Plenty of swearing!
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old February 20, 2014
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8
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This family movie deserves 4/5 stars. It's a true classic.

One of Spielberg's best movies is here with comedy, drama, and action. The language is a bit much for 7-year-olds with a few uses of "s--t" "son of a bitch" "bastard" "hell" and "ass". The violence is mild with punches and fights, no lethal combat other than when a man is shot by terrorists (no blood or gore). The sexual content is not too bad, there is kissing and a seen of someone looking in a girls window while she is getting undressed, no nudity is shown. A teen forces a girl to kiss him and hump him in a car. There is some drinking and smoking.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old November 26, 2011
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8
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Definitely okay for kids who understand not to use bad language.

Just a few profane words, like when Marty says, "Let's see if you b******s can go 90,". Really funny movie, great for kids 8 and up.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old October 8, 2011
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6
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amazing movie with one bad thing

yeah the cussing is kinda big and there is just a little bit of violence, but i think that this movie is okay for little kids. the only bad thing is that in one of the final scenes there's a very inappropriate and sexy title on a movie theater billboard but i didnt notice it until like my 5th time watching it.
Kid, 12 years old June 3, 2009
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11
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good movie

good movie but a lot of language
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old January 19, 2014
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9
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EPIC!!!

EPIC!!! This is a really good movie. There is strong language like when under his breath Marty says, "oh s**t" when some thing goes wrong and there is also some moderate violence too.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byIchabodCrane November 12, 2010
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9
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True classic!

Woah.This movie brings back alot of memories.If you havent seen the Back To The Future triology,I deffinately recommend them.Go and see it! Marty Mcfly and his friend 'Doc', are the time travelling buddies in this triology.You'll love it.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old January 27, 2010
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12
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Perfect movie...except for the language

This is a great, fun, movie, and besides a brief shooting at the start, the violence is fine, the inappropriate content is mostly okay except for a brief scene at the end, but the main problem is the language: there's a LOT of it. Otherwise, it's a great movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byEzio432 September 27, 2010
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10
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OKAY FOR 10 AND UP

This movie is not as good as it's two sequels. It has language, and sexual content. Sometimes the a-word and the d-word are spoken. Sexual content is that a teen girl strips a teen boy to his underwear and shirt in his sleep. Also implied sex with Biff and Lorraine in the car, against Lorraine's wishes.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byTnMovieFan2 April 9, 2008
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Best Movie!

Back to the Future is the best series around.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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Great!

A great movie. One shooting scene that is a little, um "iffy", to quote CSM. Be sure to see the sequels too.
Teen, 13 years old Written byGreat gatsby August 7, 2013
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10
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Should be pg-13

Curses a bunch not way too much but a bunch of times amazingly awesome movie one of my favorite movies should be pg-13 for curse and maybe for action but not really bad for kids
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old July 31, 2013
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8
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One of the best movies ever! ever!! ever!!! ever!!!!

Great special effects and story as well as being incredibly funny. Awesome and entertaining.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byNASCAR101 July 14, 2013
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2
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what a great book/movie/magazine

this movie is great the only bad part is when biff tries to rape marty's mom.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old April 2, 2012
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9
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FANTASTIC FAMILY MOVIE

THIS IS A FANTASTIC MOVIE! Yes, there is a little sex and a little more languabombsge, but what a movie! Fantastic special effects and world class acting! The worst word was the S word. No F bombs. Please, let your kids watch it - It has fantasic role models and is very educational.
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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn January 17, 2012
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12
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Edgy 80's sci-fi-comedy icon is not for young kids

Robert Zemeckis's 1985 sci-fi blockbuster, Back to the Future, is still a almost universally adored film to this day. But, when I was young and I first saw it, I didn't get what the big deal was about it. Sure, it was funny. Sure, it was well made, had likable characters and had some good special effects for the time. So, what, you may ask, could be the problem? While it is funny the movie carries a almost completely one note joke throughout the movie that get's stale long before it ends. Also, while this may be considered a family movie today, and it most certainly was in 1985, this is not one movie that you should watch with the young ones, with a rather stupefying PG Rating being given to the film by the MPAA at the time, but, than again, this was a time when the MPAA allowed much more into their films than they do now, today. So, the reasons for the PG rating are as follows: There is very frequent profanity throughout the movie that ranges from mild to moderate, but, for the most part, it doesn't go too much over the line with it's use, but it still includes the usual words such as sh-t, h-ll, jesus christ, d-mn, b-tch, b-st-rd, cr-p, -ss and -ss-hole. Also, there is frequent crude sexual humor as well, with several instances of innuendo, crude humor and a fairly rough scene of attempted teenage rap near the end of the movie. And, finally, there is some intense action violence as well, with one very intense and action heavy sequence near the beginning of the movie. So, in conclusion, if you haven't seen this 80's classic in years, than I suggest to you that you should go check it out again, and re-watch it. But, just don't expect it to hold up as well as I thought it would.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old January 16, 2012
AGE
8
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A Great beginning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This movie is so cool. The actors like Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas Wilson, Lea Thomson, and Crispin Glover are outstanding. The plot is really good. There is plenty of action. The curse words make this movie even greater. Great, Amazing, and Awesome!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 9 years old September 5, 2011
AGE
8
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drama science fiction

it was a great movie
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old June 25, 2011
AGE
7
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My review

sc-fi action use. Some profanity.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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