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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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 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.
Rating:
PG (for thematic elements, action and mild language)
Genre:
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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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
Warwick Davis
as Marvin
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
Alan Rickman
as Marvin
Helen Mirren
as Deep Thought
Sumner Locke Elliott
as Pub Customer
Thomas Lennon
as Shipboard Computer
Bill Bailey
as The Whale
Kelly Macdonald
as Reporter
Ian McNeice
as Kwaltz
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)

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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
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Full Review… | September 7, 2005
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Full Review… | July 5, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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.

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

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