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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 crazyHot 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
    Succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title and extends John Cusack's remarkable run: Since 1983, in 55 films, he's never made a bad one.
  4. 63
    A sloppy, raucous, time travel farce in the grown-men-gone-wild "Hangover" style, it’s a surprisingly satisfying, if not exactly LMAO, riot.
  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. Hot Tub Time Machine isn't a good movie, but like a bubbling bath it keeps pounding at us until our resistance wears down.
  7. 30
    Consider this yet another nail in the Eighties coffin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 81
  2. Negative: 15 out of 81
  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 timeHilarious. 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. DeeR.
    Mar 26, 2010
    10
    Awesome, if your under 25 you might not understand some jokes but its awesome! SEE IT
  3. DustyN.
    Mar 27, 2010
    9
    Hilarious. Rob Corddry makes this movie. Crispin Glover was great too.
  4. Aug 24, 2012
    7
    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.II 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
  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 thatHot 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. DavidHill
    Mar 29, 2010
    6
    It's just not that funny.
  7. ZinT
    May 6, 2010
    0
    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 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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