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L.A. Times' original 1985 review of 'Back to the Future': We really hated it

L.A. Times' original 1985 review of 'Back to the Future': We really hated it

Editor's note: Oct. 21, 2015 is the official Back to the Future Day. It is the exact date that Marty McFly traveled to the future in "Back to the Future II" in hopes of saving his family from themselves yet again. To celebrate we have rolled out the 1985 review of the first film for a look at the past from the future. And guess what, the past was not a huge fan of this widely beloved time-traveling film.

Los Angeles Times critic Sheila Benson was very disappointed with the Robert Zemeckis film and called it a whole bunch of names from hollow to overproduced, and then some. 

Here's the full review published on July 3, 1985, with...

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