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  • Summary: Hot Tub Time Machine follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures – one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists! (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 100
    The movie itself is a nonstop barrage -- somewhere between a riot and an orgy -- of crude, obnoxious gags and riffs. If you are a connoisseur of sexual, scatological or just plain stupid humor, you will find your appetite satisfied, even glutted.
  2. The movie's as casual as its lead characters' approach to changing history; it's also lewdly and frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious -- especially if you wasted any of your youth watching a certain brand of '80s comedy schlock on HBO at 2 a.m.
  3. 75
    A raunchy, endearing and often hilarious cross between “Back to the Future” and Reagan-era cheese-fests such as “Hot Dog: The Movie.”
  4. 63
    Hot Tub Time Machine should have been better than this. It could have been poignant.
  5. 60
    Like the "Scream" series, Hot Tub Time Machine is a cake-and-eat-it-too experience; you get both a vintage Brat Pack comedy, albeit one regrettably drenched in post-Hangover raunch, and an ongoing metacommentary at the same time.
  6. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Most of its screenplay is far too vulgar to recount. To paraphrase Mary McCarthy, every word is an obscenity, including "and" and "the."
  7. 30
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 79
  2. Negative: 15 out of 79
  1. Nov 26, 2010
    Hilarious. By the end you will be "Is that what were going with? Awesome!" At first I thought this would be serious about the issues with time traveling and then it so funny you don't care. Expand
  2. SimonM.
    Mar 26, 2010
    I thought it was a ten, not saying ten as in "art" but it entertains. There was so much funny stuff that I was pressed to remember it all afer the show :D Expand
  3. BenKJ.
    Mar 27, 2010
    Hot Tub Time Machine was much, MUCH funnier than I anticipated. I expected a mediocre movie in which I would force myself to laugh so that I didn't have to accept the fact that such a great concept had been ruined. Instead, I was treated to a laugh-a-minute, genuinely funny film where it seemed that the actors and writers were having just as much fun as they wanted the audience to. It greatly exceeded my expectations, and is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. 9/10 Expand
  4. MilesR
    Mar 28, 2010
    Overall, a decently funny movie. However, there are a few select scenes which will make your gut hurt, making the movie a must-see. The plot was weak, but it was meant to be a silly comedy, so it should be treated as such. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2012
    I thought the film would be fairly rubbish, but despite having been born in the 90s, this film was fantastic. It had me yearning for the 80s.I have watched it several times and I feel that the first viewing doesn't do it justice. I can understand people who wouldn't like the film as well as those who will love it. For me, I'm kind of in the middle but leaning more towards the 'love it' side. Expand
  6. SaMoGuy
    Apr 2, 2010
    You will laugh often enough to justify the price of admission but you
  7. ZinT
    May 6, 2010
    God damn awful. Like a bad version of the Hangover. It's like none of the jokes made the final cut. Half the time it was like the actors didn't even want to be there. CRAP. Expand

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