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Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
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.
75
It would be nice to say that Blast From the Past is, but it ain't exactly. Half-blast is more like it.
75
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]
75
Spacek and Walken are pure comic energy.
75
ReelViews
As a date movie or for a solo night out, Blast from the Past offers more than standard romantic comedy fare.
70
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.
67
Entertainment Weekly
As pleasantly plastic as its retro-chic sets.
50
Intermittently appealing movie romance.
40
This bizarre hybrid of romantic comedy cliches and less-than-subtle social commentary defeats their best efforts to make it sparkle.
40
It was sweet, but it should have been better.
38
Chicago Tribune
Blast is just shooting blanks. [12 February 1999, Friday, p.A]

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