Release date: Friday, August 28
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving, Kristen Schaal, William Sadler, Jayma Mays, Erinn Hayes, Holland Taylor
Director: Dean Parisot
Run-time: 1h 32 min
Age rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Most excellent — the time to watch Bill and Ted Face the Music online is here! The third movie in the slacker franchise brings back Keanu Reeves as Theodore "Ted" Logan and Alex Winter as William S. "Bill" Preston, Esq. for more time-traveling adventures.
Bill and Ted are now middle-aged and fathers of teen daughters. Their uneventful lives are disrupted when a visitor from the future warns them that they must write a song to save the world and the entire universe. On their quest, they're helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures and a few music legends to create the song that will bring harmony to the universe.
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Bill & Ted Face the Music follows Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991).
In addition to Reeves and Winter, William Sadler reprises his role as the Grim Reaper. New additions to the cast include Brigette Lundy-Paine as Billie "Little Bill" Logan and Samara Weaving as Theodora/Thea "Little Ted" Preston. There are also appearances by Beck Bennett as Deacon Logan, Ted's younger brother; Holland Taylor as The Great Leader, the most powerful person in the universe; and Kristen Schaal as Kelly, a messenger from the future.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Bill and Ted Face the Music online right now. Plus, check out the latest trailer below:
How to watch Bill and Ted Face the Music with a VPN
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How to watch Bill and Ted Face the Music on streaming
Bill and Ted Face the Music is now playing in select theaters and on video on demand.
If you want to watch the movie on VOD, you have a number of options among the major digital content marketplaces.
Purchase Bill and Ted Face the Music on Amazon Prime Video. It costs $25 for the HD version. If you have a Fire Stick or Fire TV, purchasing the movie through Amazon is the easiest option.
You can also get Bill and Ted Face the Music on Apple iTunes/Apple TV for $25. If you're gonna stream on the Apple TV, you'll get a slightly better experience here since it comes in 4K UHD.
Other streaming sites:
- FandangoNow (rental only; $20)
- Google Play
Bill and Ted Face the Music reviews
The reviews Bill and Ted Face the Music are generally positive. Here's a roundup of what critics are saying:
New York Times: "[Bill and Ted Face the Music] 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."
Entertainment Weekly: "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."
AV Club: "True to the surfer-dude spirit of its boneheaded leads, Bill & Ted Face The Music has a laidback quality that makes it less overstimulating than it could have been, given its multiple storylines and chaotic cast of characters."
RogerEbert.com: "Most of all, it is a remarkably likable comedy about two good guys still trying to find their place in the world that’s anchored by genuinely sweet beliefs about the importance of friendship, honesty, and, most of all, music."
CNN: "Frankly, one suspects the outtakes are better than the actual movie, but the sheer silliness of the exercise, and its lack of pretensions, works in its favor."