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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)



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.

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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 just the most useful thing in the universe, finds the meaning of life, and discovers that everything he needs to know can be found in one book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.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
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Sam Rockwell
as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zooey Deschanel
as Trish McMillan/Trill...
Yasiin Bey
as Ford Prefect
Bill Nighy
as Slartibartfast
Anna Chancellor
as Questular
John Malkovich
as Humma Kavula
Su Elliott
as Pub Customer
Simon Jones
as Ghostly Image
Mark Longhurst
as Bulldozer Driver
Jack Stanley
as Lunkwill
Helen Mirren
as Deep Thought
Thomas Lennon
as Shipboard Computer
Bill Bailey
as The Whale
Stephen Fry
as Narrator
League of Gentlemen
as Vogons [Voice]
Mak Wilson
as Vogon Interpreter [V...
Jerome Blake
as Vogon Soldier
Martine Dawson
as Vogon Soldier
Steve Grindle
as Vogon Soldier
Simon Hibbs
as Vogon Soldier
Mike Lewis
as Vogon Soldier
Tim Perrin
as Vogon Soldier
Tucker Stevens
as Vogon Soldier
Ben Uttley
as Vogon Soldier
Spencer Wilding
as Vogon Soldier
Milo Bodrozic
as Vogon Soldier
Dan Ellis
as Vogon Soldier
Art Hewitt
as Vogon Soldier
Rob Horseman
as Vogon Soldier
Paul Nathaniel
as Vogon Soldier
Jessie Riley
as Vogon Soldier
Ashley Stuart
as Vogon Soldier
Patrick Walker
as Vogon Soldier
William Wollen
as Vogon Soldier
Mos Def
as Ford Prefect
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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

"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

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

Full Review… | September 17, 2007

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
Movies for the Masses

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.

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.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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