Here we highlight our choice of some of the more interesting quotes from the Bill & Ted: Face the Music Reviews.

PG-13, 88 minutes

  • Released August 28th, 2020, in USA & Canada – Selected Theatres & Streaming
  • Released September 10th, 2020, in Australia
  • Released September 23rd, 2020, in UK

New York Times’ Bill & Ted: Face the Music review by AO Scott

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music sounds like more of a reckoning than it is.
  • Now there have to be multiple timelines and ever more complicated models of contingency. Bill and Ted may not fully understand it. The screenwriters, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, might not either. But it doesn’t really matter.
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music, which like its predecessors is winningly modest and harmlessly silly. I don’t know if it made me feel young or old, but it was all in all a most non-bogus experience.

(our reading of the review)

Bill & Ted: Face the Music – Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter © 2020 Orion Pictures

San Francisco Chronicle‘s Bill & Ted: Face the Music review by Bob Strauss

  • Trying to recapture the warmth and youthful dopiness of three decades ago can’t be easy for guys in their 50s, so the last thing one wants to do is be hard on lovable lunkheads for trying. Let’s just say it’s noticeable, and not call it too big of a deal.
  • Any movie that celebrates the power of music, friendship, family and all of that scientific stuff Kid Cudi keeps jabbering about has got to be somewhat welcome at this particular point in the space-time continuum, right?
  • Oh, and stay past the closing credits for a little extra excellence.

(our reading of the review)

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Thea Preston (Samara Weaving) and Billie Logan (Brigette Lundy-Paine) ©2020 Orion Pictures / MGM

Entertainment Weekly‘s Bill & Ted: Face the Music Review by Leah Greenblatt August

  • Their mission remains unchanged: to reharmonize the planet via the miracle of low-CGI time travel and the magic of song.
  • Bill and Ted’s infinitely patient wives, the imported Elizabethan princesses Joanna and Elizabeth (Jayma Mays and Erin Hayes), don’t get to do much more than lovingly roll their eyes
  • Mostly, the joy comes from watching Reeves and Winter on screen, two holy fools just doing their best to bring light and love and non-heinous riffs — and remind the bleary-eyed citizens of 2020, perhaps, of a simpler, sweeter world gone by.

Rated B = 4/5 stars

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Bill S Preston (Alex Winter), Death (William Sadler) and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan (Keanu Reeves) ©2020 Orion Pictures / MGM

Hollywood Reporter‘s Bill & Ted: Face the Music review by John DeFore

  • Like the others, this movie plays by some very odd time-travel rules. If at noon you hear that something is going to happen at 5 pm, it doesn’t matter how much you skip through time: You have only five hours of your own life to go before it happens.
  • Face the Music thus amplifies what has been one of the series’ most reliable pleasures: Not meeting thinly imagined caricatures of historical figures, but seeing the protagonists interact with older, younger, or stranger versions of themselves.
  • An uneven but likable return.

(our reading of the review)

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Thea Preston (Samara Weaving), Billie Logan (Brigette Lundy-Paine), Bill S Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan (Keanu Reeves) ©2020 Orion Pictures / MGM

Globe and Mail Bill & Ted: Face the Music Review by Barry Hertz

  • Although the tale feels a bit slight – and yeah, I’m still aware we’re talking about a Bill & Ted movie – the affair is ultimately breezy, harmless fun.
  • Winter and Reeves, meanwhile, have clearly been preparing for this moment for the past three decades, and God bless their unbridled enthusiasm: Few actors in their fifties would be game to embrace such an immature-and-loving it level of guilelessness.
  • The film’s core message – be excellent to each other, especially your family – is also nicely timed for this tumultuous moment.

Original score was 3 stars out of 4 = 3.5/5 Stars

Bill & Ted: Face the Music Overall Rating

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online