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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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.

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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.

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Cast

Sam Rockwell
as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zooey Deschanel
as Trish McMillan/Trillian
Yasiin Bey
as Ford Prefect
Martin Freeman
as Arthur Dent
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 [Voice]
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
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Critic Reviews for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

All Critics (194) | Top Critics (38)

Adams would be pleased.

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The problem is not that the film debases the book but that movies themselves are too capacious a home for such comedy, with its tea-steeped English musings and its love of bitty, tangential gags.

May 2, 2005
New Yorker
Top Critic

[It has] visual goofiness and flights of thespian bravura.

May 2, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

[The movie] captures the quizzical, quasi-spiritual nature of [Adams'] book and manages to nail a surprising number of his dry little jokes, even some that you think could work only on the page.

April 29, 2005 | Full Review…
Salon.com
Top Critic

Although Hitchhiker starts out a total gas, it doesn't have enough fuel to sustain the ride, ultimately amounting to little more than some amusing gags strung together in search of a story.

April 29, 2005 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Galaxy is good enough to keep you rooting for it, but the mode of transport needs fresher points and plugs.

April 29, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

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
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
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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