Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 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.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 273 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 136
  2. Negative: 45 out of 136
  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. Full Review »
  2. StevM.
    Feb 11, 2008
    5
    A mildly amusing yet bland film, that left a distinct feeling of unfulfillment.
  3. Andrew
    May 9, 2007
    8
    This movie hit me wrong when I first watched it, and so I put it on the shelf and never watched it again for months. One day when I was sick, This movie hit me wrong when I first watched it, and so I put it on the shelf and never watched it again for months. One day when I was sick, I watched it and was glad that I did. I have never read the book, but judging the movie by itself, it was great. From the humorous opening song to the wacky on-board computer, this movie kept me chuckling without trying to use stupid humor like many of the present day films resort to. I think you either get this movie, or you don't. I would highly recommend it, but if you don't get it the first time, "don't panic." Full Review »