I grew up watching this movie, I have seen it dozens of times, but this is the first time I have seen it for at least seven years. I am amazed at how truly great this movie is. It does just about everything right that a movie should do right. "Back to the Future" is a masterclass on setup and payoff. In the first act, there is a lot of dialogue that sets up major events the main character, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox), will encounter when he time travels to the past. At dinner with his parents, he is told how his parents first met and fell in love. On a date he is approached by a person collecting donations for the clocktower that was struck by lightning 30 years ago. And he has a conversation briefly with Doc Brown about how Doc came up with the idea for time travel. These things are set up through first act dialogue, and then they end up being extremely important information for Marty as he navigates the past and develops a plan to return to 1985. All of it pays off and it makes the movie feel complete. The acting is great. Christopher Lloyd steals every scene that he is in as Doc Brown. Fox does very well as McFly and is able to convey the stressed out emotions of being in the wrong time. There is a lot of good energy in the whole cast and it makes this movie come alive with spirit. This is all enhanced by an energetic score that has become iconic in its own right. The dialogue is fun and witty. There are several iconic and quotable lines throughout. Robert Zemekis fantastically directs this film. When he wants it to be tense (which the climax is very tense) it is tense, when he wants it to be funny or sincere, it is effectively that emotion. He is also able to keep the pace quick and to the point. There is no fluff in this movie. There is a time-sensitive element to the plot of this movie and the way it is directed and edited conveys that to the audience effectively. This movie is nearly two hours, and it is so fun it ends up feeling like it is 30 minutes. This really is a near flawless movie. There are only some flaws when you really dig like the fact that the guitar McFly plays at the dance did not exist in 1955. This movie should be permanently marked as untouchable and never remade, because there is little to no chance any remake of this film could capture the energy and emotion that this one does. Overall, I give this movie a 10/10.