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  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 134
  2. Negative: 44 out of 134
  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 aboutFrom 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. Apr 26, 2014
    10
    You either hate it or love it. And I do love it. I can understand that a lot of people don't find this kind of humor attractive, but that'sYou either hate it or love it. And I do love it. I can understand that a lot of people don't find this kind of humor attractive, but that's not my case. I also appreciate it's unique charm and atmosphere of this movie. Great acting, amazing scenery, good sound design. I didn't read the book but I'm definitely planing to do so. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2011
    9
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an incredible adaption of the first book of Life, the Universe and Everything, living up to it'sThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is an incredible adaption of the first book of Life, the Universe and Everything, living up to it's intelligent and quirky humor that forms a great part of the book. No other actors could have been chosen to fill the roles of the many quirky and original characters such as Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect. With a touch of perfect narration from Stephen Fry and a brilliantly written script, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a film for everyone to enjoy. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2014
    5
    Its a good movie. Its an sf comedy with a hit or miss humor, at least for me. Its pretty f***** up, both the characters and the universeIts a good movie. Its an sf comedy with a hit or miss humor, at least for me. Its pretty f***** up, both the characters and the universe around them. It makes for a good watch. Expand
  5. GlennR.
    Mar 16, 2006
    3
    Being a fan of the books and radio series, I found this film pretty awful.
  6. Apr 26, 2013
    1
    The script dont make any sense. Is soo booring!
    I try to joint the points, but i coundt. The movie is full of bad jokes.
    Every thing is so
    The script dont make any sense. Is soo booring!
    I try to joint the points, but i coundt. The movie is full of bad jokes.
    Every thing is so forced, without a reason.
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  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 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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