Hot Tub Time Machine
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Hot Tub Time Machine
Disappointed at the way their lives have turned out, four longtime friends reunite at the ski resort where they used to party and find themselves transported back to the year 1986 by a magical jacuzzi. Adam (John Cusack), Lou (Rob Corddry), Nick (Craig Robinson), and Jacob (Clark Duke) have all seen better days; Adam's and Nick's love lives are in the dumps, Lou is clinging to his hard-partying past, and video-game addict Jacob can't even muster the courage to walk outside. A fun stay at the ski resort where the gang made some of their best memories seems like just the thing to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Well played, Hot Tub Time Machine, well played. You defied expectations, in a good way, and managed to evolve from "potentially silly concept" to "fairly funny film.""
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Hugely raunchy and undeniably funny, with Cusack adding just a hint of sweetness."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"You might not fall out of your seat laughing, but the film is consistently enjoyable from start to the very clever and amusing finish and with its brisk 93 minutes, it's worth taking a dip in this tub."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"If the filmmakers had thrown in some variety, it might have worked, because I'm sure they were going for more than just a feeling of indifference."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Through its slack editing and direction, Hot Tub Time Machine gives the impression of a halfhearted effort, as if the film's name and story were wacky enough that any old gag would do."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Admirably turns a potentially one-note joke into a consistently funny package."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Director Steve Pink offsets the satire with moments of genuine warmth."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"What Hot Tub Time Machine critically lacks is any sense of wit in its humour. Vomit, urination, male nudity and gay panic jokes take up a large amount of the film's time."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Those drawn in by the name will surely get exactly what they expected and then some."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"it has the timing and insight of a Borscht Belt comic from the 1930s."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"No masterpiece, perhaps, but Hot Tub Time Machine is post-pub perfection."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Hot Tub Time Machine is funnier than any movie called Hot Tub Time Machine has a right to be. And how funny is that? Not very, but a little."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Like most guy-centric films these days, this film is ragingly homophobic and misogynistic, and you know what? These are some of the best parts. It is a testament to the wit of the writers and the charisma of the cast that we are never turned off."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"Yes, it's funny. Often really funny."
‑ Dave White,
"The Hangover meets Back to the Future in this hilarious and unapologetically adult buddy chuckler."
‑ Tyler Hanley, Palo Alto Weekly
More reviews for Hot Tub Time Machine on Rotten Tomatoes

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