They've finally gone and made a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. And they've blown it. Not completely. Just enough to break an interstellar hitchhiker's heart.
| Original Score: 2/5
The pace is so slow that die-hard fans will be using their towels for pillows.
| Original Score: 2/4
Like The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, but with much less visual charm, it is a conceit with little to be conceited about.
| Original Score: 2/4
For the most part, this big-screen re-telling of Adams' inaugural book plays it safe, offers some solid performances and nice special effects, and provides some chuckles along the way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Along with screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick, Adams is credited with the screenplay, which is just cruel.
| Original Score: 1/4
Amusing to experience, but forgettable... an organic Hollywood behemoth that merely hitchhikes on the fame of Adams' celebrated novel.
| Original Score: D+
A disappointingly potholed ride.
Even those who love British humor (a la Monty Python) will find the script tedious and unimaginative.
| Original Score: D
The long-overdue screen adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is likely to amuse and vex fans while leaving casual observers mildly baffled.
...character interactions and relationships have been jettisoned in favor of wild gesticulations, frantic emoting and a heap of commotion.
Director Garth Jennings doesn't sustain any momentum in Hitchhiker's Guide because everything that happens is completely arbitrary...and zany!
| Original Score: 1.5/4
[W]on't make any sense to the uninitiated -- beyond the obvious nonsensical sense of frenetic action and weird aliens and laser guns going zap and such...
Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences take note of a rarity - a really good Best Song nominee.
| Original Score: C
...it takes the pithy and subtle British wit...and dumbs it down for us poor, obtuse Americans who wouldn't known a satiric barb if it poked us in the eye.
Mark Twain said, 'the human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.' Perhaps that page was torn out of the filmmakers' used copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide
We're not talking Star Wars here; we're instead talking Disney-like cute.
| Original Score: C-
It was easy to the spot the diehard fans of the novels. They emerged from the theater sulking like Marvin the Robot.
| Original Score: 3/5
For all its huge sets, high-tech glitz, and CGI effects, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fails to capture the deadpan drollness of the Adams novels
| Original Score: 6/10