This review is for the original movie Back To The Future, as opposed to the entire Back To The Future trilogy. This was by far the biggest movie of 1985, and it gave us Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, and goddam Huey Lewis' The Power Of Love. Not to mention Marc Fucking McClure, fresh off his triumphant take as Jimmy Olsen in the Superman series, who tore it up onscreen as Marty's amiable older brother. That dude was in Eight Is Enough!
Robert Zemeckis has directed a lot of great movies (Forrest Gump, USED CARS, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit), but this may be his finest achievement. Many would argue that BTTF 2 and 3 are just as good, but they are wrong. This is a classic. I can still remember sitting in a packed Cleveland movie theater watching it, and seeing Marty McFly talking to his infant Uncle Joey in his playpen:
"So you're my Uncle Joey! Better get used to these bars, kid."
The crowd went crazy for that line.