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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 29, 2005
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
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
April 29, 2005
The pace is so slow that die-hard fans will be using their towels for pillows.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 29, 2005
Like The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, but with much less visual charm, it is a conceit with little to be conceited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
April 28, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2005
Along with screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick, Adams is credited with the screenplay, which is just cruel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
April 29, 2005
Amusing to experience, but forgettable... an organic Hollywood behemoth that merely hitchhikes on the fame of Adams' celebrated novel.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 5, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A disappointingly potholed ride.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 7, 2005
Even those who love British humor (a la Monty Python) will find the script tedious and unimaginative.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 29, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Uri Lessing
June 28, 2005
...character interactions and relationships have been jettisoned in favor of wild gesticulations, frantic emoting and a heap of commotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2005
Director Garth Jennings doesn't sustain any momentum in Hitchhiker's Guide because everything that happens is completely arbitrary...and zany!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 28, 2005
[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...
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 28, 2005
Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences take note of a rarity - a really good Best Song nominee.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 28, 2005 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Erik Childress
April 28, 2005
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 30, 2005
We're not talking Star Wars here; we're instead talking Disney-like cute.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dan Lybarger
April 30, 2005
It was easy to the spot the diehard fans of the novels. They emerged from the theater sulking like Marvin the Robot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 31, 2005
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
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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