A painfully inept comedy.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
More than anything, the picture looks paltry and undernourished. Even the warts on Lincoln's face look slapped on.
Hal Hinson - Washington Post
Reeves, with his beguilingly blank face and loose-limbed, happy-go-lucky physical vocabulary, and Winter, with his golden curls, gleefully good vibes and 'bodacious' vocabulary, propel this adventure as long as they can.
Dean Essner - Variety
The humor is light (and light-headed)-so much so that you'd have to say it's a stoner movie with no pot.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
'Be excellent to each other.' Out of the mouths of babehounds... [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
Heather Boerner - Common Sense Media
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Wow, man, and to think Keanu Reeves started here. Already outdated comedy.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
Bill and Ted has an intangibly charming goofiness about it that is somehow endearing.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com
This is extremely silly, good natured, superficial stuff; a lot depends on whether you take to Bill and Ted's unique lingo (which contorts surfers' expressions) and their gormless behaviour.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
...a silly, broad comedy that has justifiably endured over the years.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Just stupid enough to be endearing.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Darrin Keene - Film Threat
Airheaded but funny movie. I actually liked "Bogus Journey" better, though.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
As these high school goofballs travel back in time to score some heavy dudes like Napoleon, Socrates, and Billy the Kid for their history presentation, they wrote themselves into the teen-movie pantheon.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
Classic! Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
Kevin Fiddler - Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
Cheerfully stupid comic classic.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - San Francisco Examiner
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Whoaa! What a weird film!
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Pretty funny even it embarasses you to admit it
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Good goofy fun. This film was made for Keanu Reeves.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
Still funny after all these years, this is the rare kind of movie that you could watch along with your kids and actually feel like you're teaching them something.
Larry Carroll - Countingdown.com
Blake French - NutzWorld
Bob Grimm - Las Vegas Mercury
Silly time-travel teen flick succeeds due to the goofball leads and a surprisingly clever concept.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
It's not at all important, but it's still a great guilty pleasure.
Ryan Cracknell - Apollo Guide
The penultimate film about teen apathy in the 1980s
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
An insanely effective no-brainer of a film, sparkling with a simple charm and energy rarely witnessed this side of illegal substances.
Ian Nathan - Empire Magazine
Whether you enjoy this piece of fluff in the Wayne's World mould (although not as funny) depends on whether you can stomach early 1990s American teenager subculture and its lingo.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Jennie Kermode - Eye for Film