Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic 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. Accomplishes what "Snakes on a Plane" did not: It offers a merrily idiotic movie to go with its willfully idiotic title.
  3. About a billion laughs (though "Hot Tub" is not for the faint of heart or anyone even slightly concerned with what's happened to common decency these days).
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Jordan Burchette
    Why John Cusack stopped doing this kind of movie remains one of the late-20th century’s great mysteries. Teaming him with contemporary comic vanguards Corrdry and Robinson is equal parts welcome and unexpected as the three relive the social, sexual, and Soviet fears of the era.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 227 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 79
  2. Negative: 15 out of 79
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    The movie is sorta similar to "The Hangover" with its chronologically misplaced plot. But its surprisingly fun.
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    This film might have a promising idea, but most of the potential is wasted on unoriginal and stupid gags that just get worse as the movie progresses. This makes it just become more and more desperate. Full Review »
  3. Jul 7, 2013
    hot tub time machine is not only boring and humorless but manages to have no story at all. NO STORY. now this is forgivable if the movie is funny. so is the movie funny? NO! it is humorless and boring. the movie is one the most pointless movies I have ever seen. spare yourself the money and DO NOT see this pointless movie. Full Review »