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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It would be nice to say that Blast From the Past is, but it ain't exactly. Half-blast is more like it. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Blast feels positively timely if not downright positive about the human race's ability to endure. Forget radiation. Fraser and folks actually survive three decades-plus of Perry Como music. [12 February 1999, Life, p.8E] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is funny and entertaining in all the usual ways, yes, but I was grateful that it tried for more: that it was actually about something, that it had an original premise, that it used satire and irony and had sly undercurrents. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    Spacek and Walken are pure comic energy. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As a date movie or for a solo night out, Blast from the Past offers more than standard romantic comedy fare. show more

  • 38
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Blast is just shooting blanks. [12 February 1999, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This bizarre hybrid of romantic comedy cliches and less-than-subtle social commentary defeats their best efforts to make it sparkle. show more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle

    It was sweet, but it should have been better. show more

  • 67
    Entertainment Weekly

    As pleasantly plastic as its retro-chic sets. show more

  • 70
    Ted Gideonse Newsweek

    Spacek is brilliantly funny, slowly transforming Helen from a nervous 60s housewife into a liquored-up one. I could have watched her in the vibrating fat-burner, eyes closed, lazily gripping a martini glass, for hours. show more

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