Hot Tub Time Machine

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36

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Critic Reviews

  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. 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).
  3. Accomplishes what "Snakes on a Plane" did not: It offers a merrily idiotic movie to go with its willfully idiotic title.
  4. 88
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. In Rob Corddry's hilariously manic turn, it has the most memorable showcase for a goofball co-star since Michael Keaton in 1981's "Night Shift."
  7. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    80
    The movie made me laugh as much as anything since "The Hangover" or the love scenes in "Avatar."
  8. With sharp riffs on the intersection of '80s pop culture (ALF, Kid 'N Play, Ronald Reagan!) and 21st-century culture (Twitter, Viagra, Second Life!), this Time Machine is a fun dip into a pool of memories that are best forgotten again once the booze wears off.
  9. 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.
  10. 75
    The raunchy, guy-centric comedy Hot Tub Time Machine makes a vertiginously high-concept bid to be this year's version of "The Hangover" and darned if it doesn't succeed.
  11. 75
    A raunchy, endearing and often hilarious cross between “Back to the Future” and Reagan-era cheese-fests such as “Hot Dog: The Movie.”
  12. But lowbrow or not, it is, like, totally tubular in its own right. To the max. Fer sure.
  13. Has there been a more upfront title since “Snakes on a Plane”?
  14. Reviewed by: Dan Kois
    70
    A fundamentally lazy comedy that will probably make you laugh like an idiot.
  15. It is a question that has vexed lovers of fine cinema for years: What if you made a teen sex comedy with grown-ups? And now, thanks to Hot Tub Time Machine, we have our answer: It would be pretty cool.
  16. 70
    At its best the film is blissfully, anarchically funny, and director Steve Pink keeps the pace crackling.
  17. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    70
    Admirably turns a potentially one-note joke into a consistently funny package.
  18. A lunatic cast energizes this comic fantasy.
  19. 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.
  20. If time and space hooked up and got so hammered that they staggered beyond inebriation into delirium, the result would be Hot Tub Time Machine.
  21. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Depressingly, and in keeping with the stringent rules of bad-boy shock-comedies, all the women here are bimbos, shrews, and slutburgers except for one cool chick -- Cusack’s love interest, played by Lizzy Caplan -- who acts like a guy.
  22. 63
    Hot Tub Time Machine should have been better than this. It could have been poignant.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 260 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 82
  2. Negative: 15 out of 82
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    7
    The movie is sorta similar to "The Hangover" with its chronologically misplaced plot. But its surprisingly fun.
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    9
    this film has all the makings of a timeless classic. A great cast, superb dialouge, great plot and an original atmosphere. It gets funnierthis film has all the makings of a timeless classic. A great cast, superb dialouge, great plot and an original atmosphere. It gets funnier every time you watch it. I had no idea it would become one of my favourite comedies when I first watched it, but it's really grown on me. So damn funny. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »