The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Critic Consensus: A frantic and occasional funny adaptation of Douglas Adams' novel. However, it may have those unfamiliar with the source material scratching their heads.


Movie Info

Earthman Arthur Dent is having a very bad day. His house is about to be bulldozed, he discovers that his best friend is an alien and to top things off, Planet Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. For the novice space traveler, the greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends. Arthur sets out on a journey in which he finds that nothing is as it seems: he learns that a towel is … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements, action and mild language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Box Office: $51.0M
Runtime:
Buena Vista - Official Site

Cast


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as Ford Prefect

as Arthur Dent

as Slartibartfast

as Marvin

as Questular

as Humma Kavula

as Pub Customer

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as Bulldozer Driver

as Lunkwill

as Deep Thought

as Shipboard Computer

as The Whale

as Kwaltz

as Reporter

as Narrator

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Critic Reviews for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

All Critics (205) | Top Critics (42)

While it won't win any awards, it's fun as a time killer.

Full Review… | March 29, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Fans of the book will probably be a little disappointed, but anyone encountering the Hitchhiker's Guide for the first time should be thoroughly entertained. It is very strange and very funny in a way that Adams' work exemplified.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011
ComingSoon.net

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" is an enjoyable sci-fi romp with a strong twist of self-effacing British raillery that children of all ages will get a charge from.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

It's hard to dislike a movie in which one of the heroes gets brain power from lemon juice.

Full Review… | September 17, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

Considering all the things that could have gone wrong in the making of this picture, it's a minor miracle that it turned out as well as it did.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

full review in Greek

Full Review… | October 3, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Feeling in the mood for some cheeky Brit humor, all understated and smart and whatnot, then one will not do badly here. We take a tour of the galaxy, meet some strange lifeforms (very Star Wars bar scene), and struggle with the meaning of life (Monty Python territory, eh?). It's a fun outing, if a bit kinky and weird, but that's the Brits for you.

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Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Star Wars meet Monty Phyton.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Quirky and funny sci-fi flick. Definitely unique and worth watching.

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Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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