The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A frantic and occasional funny adaptation of Douglas Adams' novel. However, it may have those unfamiliar with the source material scratching their heads.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Adams would be pleased.

Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

[The movie] captures the quizzical, quasi-spiritual nature of [Adams'] book and manages to nail a surprising number of his dry little jokes, even some that you think could work only on the page.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Fans of the book will probably be a little disappointed, but anyone encountering the Hitchhiker's Guide for the first time should be thoroughly entertained. It is very strange and very funny in a way that Adams' work exemplified.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The problem is not that the film debases the book but that movies themselves are too capacious a home for such comedy, with its tea-steeped English musings and its love of bitty, tangential gags.

Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post

Although Hitchhiker starts out a total gas, it doesn't have enough fuel to sustain the ride, ultimately amounting to little more than some amusing gags strung together in search of a story.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" is an enjoyable sci-fi romp with a strong twist of self-effacing British raillery that children of all ages will get a charge from.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[It has] visual goofiness and flights of thespian bravura.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

While it won't win any awards, it's fun as a time killer.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It's hard to dislike a movie in which one of the heroes gets brain power from lemon juice.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Star Wars meet Monty Phyton.
Scott Green
This is a film with qualities that are way ahead of its time, no-one would think to make a documentary guide that has action, drama, comedy, romance and acting… More
Wildaly M
Quirky and funny sci-fi flick. Definitely unique and worth watching.
Film Crazy
I have to say it one of my favourite books and very much one of my favourite movies! I loved every moment of it and although very true to the book maybe with a… More
Red Lats
I keep hearing praises for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Perhaps the book is better than the film. Zooey Deschanel is quite cute… More
Directors Cat
I first saw this when it came out and I cant remember a lot. I remember finding it strange because i'd never read the book or seen the series. But I also… More

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