Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - Adventure, Comedy, Music

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Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 11 out of 212 found boring (5.18%)

One-line Reviews (68)

There are some very cheesy elements to this film, such as the pair acting like total dimwits (Joan of Arc was NOT Noah's Wife), and the aspect of bringing figures from history to our own time is completely unbelievable, but the cheesiness is what makes the movie enjoyable.

All of them were insanely enjoyable (so much that you forget that Bill and Ted themselves are so boring most of the time).

However, when the famous historical figures start interacting in the present, with the exception of Napoleon, the movie gets way more entertaining.

There's a reason the franchise became a cult and that's because this first film is so damn enjoyable.

' Well, a bit later, me an' my friend were trying to rent videos but couldn't decide, so, right before my mom's head exploded and she dragged us out I grabbed this movie.

No matter how silly this movie can become, it is still a hilarious and engaging comedy, and an utter delight from start to finish.

Dumb, but SOOOO entertaining .

Definitely worth watching 7/10 Party on Dudes!

The idea is brilliant, and the time travelling misadventures of the empty-headed pair are inspired.

Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure is a terrific movie with some very funny scenes,a great storyline,a great cast and some terrific characters that make it very enjoyable from start to finish.

Ultimately, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" is an entertaining comedy that captures the spirit of the time in which it was made.

Although it was really funny that way for the first half of the movie, but frankly it was pretty boring during the part where they let the historical figures loose in the mall.

Still, it was entertaining during stretches, and nearly everyone else seemed to enjoy it, so you could do worse.

The film is watchable, you just really have to be in the mood, or have enjoyed it since the 80s.

The movie is extremely boring, unfunny, and a waste of time.

It got me through many a boring afternoons and helped me develop my own sense of humor.

All in all, an enjoyable comic romp that remains light-hearted and funny right up until the end.

Its one-idea gimmick keeps in character and crafts out some enjoyable, goofy interactions of the iconic figures adapting to modern times.

Thoroughly entertaining .

Their facial expressions and physical comedy are so enjoyable; Reeves especially (more well known now) is just fabulous to watch, and makes me smile all the way through the film.

He's such an engaging screen presence.

This film is a non-stop entertaining adventure comedy.

" So despite the film's humor not being all that clever, Bill and Ted's infectious likability and unpretentiousness carry the film, making it enjoyable to this day.

This is a fun and entertaining movie full of cheesy, over-the-top nonsense.

Highly Entertaining And Funny With Some Very Lovable Characters, .

Anyway, the whole movie is very funny and entertaining; I've probably watched it over a hundred times and I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was probably one of the most compelling films I've experienced since I first watched it.

It really is a weak plot, but it's so imaginative and original and ludicrous that it makes the movie worth watching.

Bill and Ted is an interesting film worth watching if you find it on TV.

Although, granted, as is the dilemma of most time-traveling films, there is some narrative confusion (if time kept repeating itself as we see from Bill & Ted running into future and past versions of themselves, then Rufus must be one busy dude and on permanent call to keep the galaxy from destruction).

But, i can feel a little bit boring part in the middle of this movie.

'Excellent Adventure is comedy at it's best; entertaining, funny, cleverly written and stands the test of time as good clean fun.

It's a testament to the entertainment value of this incredibly engaging time capsule movie that it continues to be very funny over 20 years later.

Directed by Stephen Herek (Critters, Mr Holland's Opus, 101 Dalmatians) made an lively entertaining comedy fantasy with two extremely likable performances by Reeves and Winter.

2 boys failing history is boring.

Okay in hindsight, I'd probably have enjoyed it more if I was actually still in or just out of school, but it was enjoyable all the same.

Any time you get to see Billy the Kid, Abraham Lincoln, Socrates, Beethoven, Napoleon, Joan of Arc and others all in the same movie - especially with these two modern-day airheads - is pretty entertaining.

" It was a creative storyline and the characters of Bill and Ted were original, entertaining, and comedic.


If you haven't seen it, it is worth watching.

It's stunning.

There is also this concept which is both fascinating and ridiculous at the same time, this of course is the infamous Time Game where if you say you'll go back in time and get or do this then it will appear or become possible in the present, it's pretty much the concept of being one step ahead.

The definitive coming of age film of its era.

Bill:Ted it's pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments Ted: How can we have decent Instruments if we dont really know how to play Bill: That is why we need Eddie Van Halen Ted: And that is why we need a triumphant video Bill and Ted together: Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nevertheless, the film is generally an amusing and entertaining one; Keanu Reeves (who has since gone on to become a big Hollywood name) and Alex Winter (who hasn't) make an appealing pair of heroes.

All in all, a hugely enjoyable film.

These small quirks are what I feel makes this movie so enjoyable.

Certainly, "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" is just so much frothy nonsense, but even nonsense can sometimes be enjoyable.

"Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" sort of makes short order of its time travel concept, moving so quickly that the premise never has time to fully cook and so neither do the characters, but the fast-paced teenage mischief humor works in its own way for this movie to be enjoyable.

Actually, the film is both more enjoyable and less like something from an eighties time capsule than I thought it would be.

I highly recommend it to anyone who likes movies such as Encino Man or Biodome.

Only Back to the Future has made time travel as enjoyable.

One jock caps a poisonously conformist paper with the cliche that it's what Lincoln would have wanted.

Thankfully, the better second half, when the famous people get to the present, redeems it and makes it worth watching and not just for nostalgia's sake, although nostalgia does help.

All of those elements make Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure one of the most entertaining Comedies of the 1980s and a Cult Classic.

The movie is breezy, snappy stuff with some utterly hilarious moments, with the memorable Terry Camilleri as Napoleon completely stealing the show with his hammy performance - whether he's pitching a fit at a bowling alley, hogging the slides at a water slide park (appropriately named Waterloo), or greedily gulping down ice cream.

The heroes are cheerfully good-natured and amusingly idiotic, and the plot has enough clever historical references and parodies to make it enjoyable for those whose cognitive functions are more fully developed than those of the movie's eponymous dork-heroes.

It's a very entertaining movie that doesn't have a real complex plot.

If you're bored and have nothing better to do, it is an okay way to pass ninety minutes.

This has gotta be one of the most enjoyable movies ever!!

Bill & Ted are the pinnacle of moronic (but entertaining) underdog comedy heroes, and their Excellent Adventure marks the pinnacle of 80s teen comedies, and in particular, 80s teen science fiction.

There are many movies of my generation that looking back are either mediocre or downright terrible that I will always love as I enjoyed it at the time or it meant a lot to me when I first saw it.

All and all a near perfect flick and worth watching over and over again.

Very good and enjoyable.

First of all, it's a great movie and greatly entertaining.

No one ever lists B&T in a list of classic comedies, but that's exactly what it is -- an airy, enjoyable, nonstop romp of silliness across time.

This is a very good, funny, and thoroughly entertaining film.

It's highly enjoyable & a highly amusing film.