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Reviews of Going Back


  • November 15, 2006 - "Going Back is a simple joy. Although its attention might come from a star who has gone on to do big things in the two decades since, it's nonetheless deserving. Filled with solid performances, gorgeous cinematography and realistic dialogue, it captures the same sad feeling of nostalgia watching it that the film's characters experience." -- Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views

  • November 9, 2006 - "Campbell was indeed very young when this one was made, but his role is that of a freewheeling young guy, so he does just fine. Some of the dialogue he has to say is a little on the corny side, especially the more romantic stuff, but he sells it nicely, as he usually does.... If you're tired of explosion-laden blockbusters giving you headaches, then give this one a shot for some low-key, slice-of-life nostalgia. Add another winning Bruce Campbell commentary and you've got an excellent DVD to add to your collection." -- Judge Mac McEntire, DVD Verdict

  • October 18, 2006 - "Certainly, anyone who’s a true devotee of Bruce Campbell will want to see [Going Back]...because here genuinely are the roots of a lot that we love about him and the work he’s done since: the wry charm, the magnetic screen presence, and of course the hints of veiled gravitas that peeked out more than occasionally in Brisco County, burst out in his stunning guest turn on Homicide, and gave Bubba Ho-Tep far more consequence than a movie named Bubba Ho-Tep had any right to expect." -- MaryAnn Johanson, The Flick Filosopher

  • October 5, 2006 - "Going Back is the first time that I have ever seen Bruce (Campbell) in a serious role, and I have to say that I am even more impressed with him as an actor.... It's a heartwarming feel-good movie about memories and the march of time.... I highly recommend it as well worth spending your hard-earned cash on, and it's a must for Bruce Campbell fans." -- Dan Strohschein

  • October 3, 2006 - "Its unsophisticated manner ... works in the film's favor, and it contains some lovely shots for such a low-budget wonder" -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

  • September 24, 2006 - "Before Bruce Campbell became a cult hero of the horror genre, he made a friendly, quiet character drama that relied more on compassion and nostalgia that the evil dead to entice film viewers." -- Dan Bennet, Home Media Retailing

  • September 12, 2006 - "It's a sweet, charming slice of sincerity" -- Adam Tyner, DVDTalk.com

  • August 7, 1984 - "Going Back makes a deep and moving impression" -- Peter Ross, The Detroit News

  • August 1, 1984 - "Going Back boasts some wonderful recreations of time and mood" -- Cal Burnett, The Metro Times