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Hot Tub Time Machine Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 1, 2012
If the filmmakers had thrown in some variety, it might have worked, because I'm sure they were going for more than just a feeling of indifference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 15, 2013
What Hot Tub Time Machine critically lacks is any sense of wit in its humour. Vomit, urination, male nudity and gay panic jokes take up a large amount of the film's time.
Kevin Angel
Little White Lies
May 6, 2010
Say what you will about The Hangover, but at least it had structure. At least it felt like an actual movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Hedley
Flicks.co.nz
April 27, 2010
Someone in particular really lifts the movie %u2013 his name is Crispin Glover and he is a comic genius. You might remember seeing him in a more exciting and more humorous time-travelling movie from another era.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
March 26, 2010
(Rob) Corddry's performance is so aggravating that he makes Steve Urkel seem tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
May 7, 2010
Star power and a quirky premise alone are not enough to sustain a feature length comedy when too many of the gags are inadequately developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
March 31, 2010
With its broadly drawn characters, dated pop-culture humor and tired gags, Hot Tub Time Machine comes off like the edgier Gen X edition of Wild Hogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
March 25, 2010
Utilizing pervasive social media and numerous promo screenings, the movie looks to open well. It's just too bad Pink and company declared open season on an embarrassing decade then armed themselves with a urine-filled squirt gun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 24, 2010
What could be a platform for retro fun, inventive plotting, and outrageous humor instead becomes mired in tired time travel clichés, trite '80s shtick, and lazy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
March 25, 2010
I can understand why John Cusack would like to find a time machine to take him back to 1986. That was the last time he was making popular movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 26, 2010
How bad must a movie be to be good fun? How dumb to be smart? Whatever the case, Hot Tub Time Machine doesn't make the cut.
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
March 25, 2010
... when all of a studio's hopes and dreams are pinned on a movie as insignificant and tossed off as this, maybe the lion's got no more roar left in it.
May 6, 2010
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the best bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 26, 2010
Tough going, for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 2010
A potentially wry comedy about time travel plunges into a hot tub of tepid juvenilia.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2010
Pink's derivative vision plays out like a mullet in the new millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 26, 2010
In the end, it turns out the funniest thing about Hot Tub Time Machine is its inspired title. And you can enjoy that without paying to see it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 27, 2010
Greed is still good for these children of the 80s in the high concept mess Hot Tub Time Machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 27, 2010
Hot Tub Time Machine is 'The Hangover' lite. Very lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
April 9, 2010
Yes, there are some laugh-out-loud moments, but this is a one-joke movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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