Back to the Future Part III
The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking up 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 Show more... Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.
Variety Staff The simplicity of plot, and the wide expansiveness of its use of space, are a refreshing change from the convoluted, visually cramped and cluttered second part.
Jonathan Rosenbaum This is a good deal more likable than part two because the product plugs have been held back, and Zemeckis is clearly having fun alluding to his favorite westerns; there's also a certain sweetness and charm in the Lloyd-Steenburgen romance.
Hal Hinson Divinely frivolous, nearly perfect fun.
John Hartl Ties up all the loose ends but runs out of energy and inspiration.