The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
  • PG
  • 1h 49m
  • 2005
Fresh60%
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Here's the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Based on Douglas Adams' worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don't want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the paranoid android, search for answers to the mystery of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh60%
Critics Consensus: A frantic and occasional funny adaptation of Douglas Adams' novel. However, it may have those unfamiliar with the source material scratching their heads.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Fresh

Adams would be pleased.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

June 21, 2017
New Yorker
Anthony Lane
Rotten

The problem is not that the film debases the book but that movies themselves are too capacious a h...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Arthur and his alien friend travel the galaxy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is partly kooky and partly philosophical, and not always accessible to younger kids. While the slapstick (pratfalls, face slaps) and puns can be amusing, the chatter alternates between clever and tedious. Characters drink beer and use mild language. Parents should also know that the movie has some scary, if abstract moments (the earth is destroyed from outer space; the image features no people, but the globe does go pffft), some shooting of science-fiction-ish weapons, a few odd, large, ugly creatures.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 29, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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