Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page



 
Links to Sections of this page
At Theaters: 4/29/2005 On Video: 9/13/2005
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449950
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
Subscribers! Add a note to this movie and/or
put it in
to one of your private movie lists.
Notes: 
Storyline Heading
Arthur Dent is having a bad day. With everything going wrong, he catches a ride on a passing spacecraft with the help of his best friend. He goes off into the unknown and makes some major discoveries about the universal. He finds answers to everything anyone ever wanted to know in an electronic book.
DETAILED STORYLINE
.
Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Sci-Fi Comedy Adventure - This is an odd, effects-filled, tongue-in-cheek, dry, unusual, and very weird film adaptation of the tongue-in-cheek, dry, and unusual Douglas Adams novel. This is not an accessible science fiction adventure and broad-appeal humor; this is a quirky picture with cult status written all over it.
TOP
Cast and Crew Heading
Sam Rockwell MATCHSTICK MEN, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Mos Def BROWN SUGAR
Zooey Deschanel ELF, ABANDON, THE GOOD GIRL, THE NEW GUY
Martin Freeman TV's - THE OFFICE
Bill Nighy LOVE ACTUALLY, LUCKY BREAK
John Malkovich JOHNNY ENGLISH, KNOCKAROUND GUYS
Director: Garth Jennings Directorial Debut
TOP
Production Notes Heading
About The Production
The Casting of the Characters
Design Highlights
A Handy Glossary
TOP
Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Slaps; laser gunplay.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking.
ACTION: Shootouts, chases, space battles, explosions..
COMEDY: Broad slapstick; dry wisecracks.
DETAILED CONTENT
TOP









Pictures © Touchstone Pictures Inc. ®
All Rights Reserved.

Critic's Review Heading
Average

The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.

(Close new window when finished with Full Reviews)

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average There's certainly something of Adams in this version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, although perhaps not enough to make it an unqualified success...Whatever the case, although I never doubted that I was watching The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, something was missing.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The movie was more of a revue than a narrative, more about moments than an organizing purpose, and cute to the point that I yearned for some corrosive wit from its second cousin, the Monty Python universe. But of course I do not get the joke. I do not much want to get the joke, but maybe you will.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

TOP

Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 143 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
8
Very High
88%
13-19Teens (F)
11
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
42
Fairly High
86%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
High
78%
30+Adults (M)
26
Fairly High
88%
30+Adults (F)
25
About 50/50
88%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

About Our Opinions

Be sure to read the DETAILED OPINIONS
The positive and negative comments made by moviegoers are very
helpful when selecting a movie that's appropriate for you and your family.

TOP

OPINION GRAPH

OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 143 moviegoer opinions. With opinions this mixed, I will explain them by group. Children enjoyed it very much and this wild, silly story may be most enjoyed by children. Teens, both male and female, loved "Hitchhiker," giving it very high marks. As for the twentysomething's, only around half, both male and female, truly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, many of the remaining half rated it very low. For this age group I would urge caution. Be sure that you like weird and silly movies. Only about half of the adults, both sexes, enjoyed it, with many of the remaining half rating it as an OK/average movie. Again, I would recommend caution. This is a silly, weird story that some will not enjoy.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It all begins with Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), a typical guy having a very bad day. Arthur's house is about to be bulldozed, his best friend turns out to be an alien and, to top things off, it appears that Planet Earth will be demolished in mere seconds to make way for a hyperspace freeway. Arthur's only chance for survival: hitch a quick ride on a passing spacecraft, with the help of his best friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def). Jetting off into the complete unknown, Arthur makes some major, mostly harmless, discoveries about the true nature of the universe. He finds that a towel is the most massively useful thing a person can carry. He uncovers the precise meaning of life. And he learns that the answers to everything anyone ever wanted to know—and plenty that no one in his right mind could possibly have expected—are all to be found in one fantastically entertaining electronic book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
 Back to Storyline

(Use "BACK" On Your Browser To Return To Previous Pages)
|Home|Theaters|Video|TV|

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com 

InstantKeys – Your #1 source to global news!

Images and Storyline(s) ©Touchstone Pictures Inc.®,  All Rights Reserved.
Movie Type, Review and Opinions © Cinema Review
  All Rights Reserved.

Find:  HELP!

Google

Google