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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)
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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
    50
    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: 60 out of 79
  2. Negative: 14 out of 79
  1. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    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. May 15, 2011
    9
    hilarious. this movie had me crying. it was so funny. if you hated this movie you have no sense of humor. it was funny and good. hahahahahahahahahahahaah lou was my favorite character. funny as **** Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2011
    8
    "Hot Tub Time Machine" Brief Review - B!

    I was really looking forward to this movie from the first time I saw the absurd trailer and the
    ridiculous concept - I knew it was going to be silly fun. I was not disappointed - aimed primarily at your 40ish crowd, this silly Time Travel comedy delivers pretty much what you expect from a movie named Hot Tub Time Machine. Silly laughs, retro gags and jokes, and a buddy movie plot from a different era. The acting and characters were all great, and the bottom line is I had fun while watching it. Not as memorable as movies like Anchorman or the Hangover, still a fun movie to watch and hey - No movie with "Once in A Lifetime" by Talking Heads can be that bad. So if you know what you're getting into, there's definitely a lot of fun to be had. I give it a B! Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2012
    7
    The 80s weren't nice but for movie comedies they were great, hot tub time machine brings us back to that experience. This movie shows that R-rated comedies is what we want. The story works beautifully and the jokes are almost always very funny. The big win tough is the cast.... there great to say the least. Of course not everything is so great there are a couple of lines which are a bit misplaced but all-in-all its fun. Expand
  5. May 25, 2014
    6
    Hot Tub Time Machine is a average movie this is the 3rd time i have watched it now and i can say that its not really that bad but its not that good either. Some of the jokes are funny while some dont fit and feel forced. I like the cast though John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Lizzy Caplan, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase as the hot tub repairman was great. The running gag throught the movie is Phil(Crispin Glover) an employee of the resort town they visit gets himslef into sitations where his arm might get chopped off i did find that pretty funny especially when it finally does it chopped off. I did enjoy the movie but its difinitely a movie you would put on for background noise or if someone likes 80's films and hasnt seen it.

    Overall i give it a 6.5 i didnt really think i was going to like this movie when i first seen it but i was surprise that it wasnt has bad as i thought it was going to be. Still though i dont know why Hollywood thinks making a sequel is a good idea oh well lastest news is that the sequel is coming out in December this year.
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  6. Apr 10, 2011
    6
    I only could watch 20 minutes of this so from what I've watched, there pretty much is only one word to describe this film: DIRTY.
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    0
    So, I was looking at different time travel films to watch, and I was appalled that this film has a 6.6 metascore. What the hell is wrong with society? This is just some raunchy, lazy, worthless piece of crap excuse for horny males. I mean, how many boobs, F* bombs and sex jokes does Hollywood need to make? This genre should be banned, its not art. Its CRAP. Expand

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