Hot Tub Time Machine Reviews

  • I wish the screenwriters had been 2010-minded enough to leave out the crappy gay jokes. Then again, as directed by Cusack's longtime pal and collaborator Steve Pink, and performed with manic energy by this guys-among-guys cast, the movie bops and honks.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It's fun, it's sad, and it's kind of sad that it's so much fun.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • For hilarity, characterization and clever structure, The Hangover is far superior. Still, there are some laughs in this uneven but good-natured raunchfest.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Hot Tub Time Machine simmers right along like so many Jacuzzi bubbles popping with a carefully calibrated mix of sight gags, sex jokes and baby boomer references.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • A reverent, foulmouthed, shoddily shot ode to the bottom-feeding cinema of the Reagan era.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • A fundamentally lazy comedy that will probably make you laugh like an idiot.

    Dan Kois — Village Voice

  • A perfect collision of high-energy and high-concept, Hot Tub benefits from near-complete lack of inhibition and a total immersion in dude-centered shenanigans.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • 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.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Don't try to teach me about life in a movie called Hot Tub Time Machine. Stick to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's your destiny.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • ... Unhinged, unrepentant and hilarious, unequivocally the best American comedy we've had in a long time. ... As a popcorn pop-culture snack for aging Gen-X'ers with their own memories and regrets, it's a fun, fast, fearless comedy.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • Hot Tub Time Machine, which wants nothing more than to be a screwball farce, succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title and extends John Cusack's remarkable run.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • A chlorinated, R-rated Back to the Future, Hot Tub Time Machine accomplishes what Snakes on a Plane did not: It offers a merrily idiotic movie to go with its willfully idiotic title.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Director Steve Pink offsets the satire with moments of genuine warmth.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Hot Tub is the gross-out-comedy equivalent of spaghetti-testing. Many jokes are hurled against the wall. Only a few stick. Yet the sheer number and velocity of the pitches made me giddy.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Hot Tub Time Machine is a surprisingly enjoyable way to waste 90 minutes if you're into dude humor and penis jokes.

    Kara Nesvig — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The name says it all.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • A movie much different from what its title would suggest, which is kind of a shame, because the title is so super-awesome.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The most attention-getting, stupid/brilliant high-concept title since Snakes on a Plane turns out to be the first and last memorable thing about Hot Tub Time Machine.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • Cusack, who self-deprecatingly mocks his iconic presence in '80s films like Say Anything, is terrific -- with an especially wonderful, demented monologue in which he explains why he and his sister are so screwed up.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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