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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 83
    They have been true to a classic source, using Adams' language and finding just the right actors, sets and costumes to flesh out his vision. Only the most persnickety cultist won't appreciate the effort.
  2. Mr. Jennings and Mr. Goldsmith have held onto a genuine sense of childlike wonder, which works as a nice corrective to what might otherwise come across as an overabundance of hip.
  3. Wildly imaginative, humane, playful and deflating of all pretense.
  4. The singing dolphins opener is a giddy prelude to an imaginative romp that's helped along in the slow patches by mind-bending visuals.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Though the journey ends on some fun notes after a sagging middle, Galaxy never fully breaks out.
  6. The charm of the movie's first 20 minutes soon turns shrill and manic, as invention is piled upon invention.
  7. Amiably bland actors can be fun to watch, as Tom Hanks has proved. Freeman is no Hanks, though, and The Hitchhiker's Guide won't boost anyone's career into hyperspace. Or give your mind a workout.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 133
  2. Negative: 44 out of 133
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    From the wonderful book by the forever remembered Douglas Adams, this movie complied an amazing cast of character actors that just about complete my book of superb actors of the 20th century. The humor (is you have a sense of such) is riotous, The scene in which they must not think or get bonked by a shovel is so bizarre and weird it transgresses funny and takes you to another dimension of humor. If you didn't like this movie, I suggest you go rent Napoleon Dynamite and have a good time watching the worst movie in history. Expand
  2. ZachA.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    This movie was hilarious. Some(most) of the jokes were so stupid it was funny. which I like. I haven't read this book so I don't know if this is better or worse than the books. Expand
  3. MaddieS.
    Sep 28, 2005
    9
    I thought this movie was cool, even though most of my friends hated it. it was very funny (at times - but then no film can be funny all the time).
  4. StevM.
    Feb 11, 2008
    5
    A mildly amusing yet bland film, that left a distinct feeling of unfulfillment.
  5. ChristinaP.
    Sep 14, 2005
    4
    Very disappointing if you've read the book.
  6. Mar 2, 2011
    2
    I gave it a 2 because it is only fair not to give it a 0 because I couldn't watch the whole thing. That being said, I couldn't get through the original (I am pretty sure there was one) nor the book. Expand
  7. Amanda
    Sep 26, 2005
    0
    Loved reading the book...hated watching the movie. Huge dissapointment...up on my list of worst movies right before "Gigli" and right after "Glitter." Expand

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