Julian Roman - MovieWeb
[It has] visual goofiness and flights of thespian bravura.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Galaxy is good enough to keep you rooting for it, but the mode of transport needs fresher points and plugs.
Mike Clark - USA Today
Although Hitchhiker starts out a total gas, it doesn't have enough fuel to sustain the ride, ultimately amounting to little more than some amusing gags strung together in search of a story.
Teresa Wiltz - Washington Post
A pleasant surprise.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
It's impossible to dislike a film where the hero, a mild-mannered Englishman named Arthur Dent, traverses the universe in his bathrobe because Earth was destroyed before breakfast.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Studiously harmless, Disney's long-in-development film rendition pasteurizes the book's renegade verve with typical means: special effects and gooey romance.
Jessica Winter - Village Voice
The film is way too goofy for all but the most thumbstruck Hitchhiker.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
A beautifully odd duck and a faithful-in-spirit adaptation of Douglas Adams' iconic sci-fi ramble.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
The long-awaited film adaptation of Douglas Adams' wildly popular 1970s radio series turned book series turned British television series keeps most of the concepts and humor intact.
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
Hitchhiker is a one-off parody of a certain moment in arrested adolescence, but it's a charming way to look at the world.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
The problem is not that the film debases the book but that movies themselves are too capacious a home for such comedy, with its tea-steeped English musings and its love of bitty, tangential gags.
Anthony Lane - New Yorker
Like The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, but with much less visual charm, it is a conceit with little to be conceited about.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Even if this new version of Hitchhiker doesn't quite capture it all, you'll still want to stick your thumb out and catch a ride.
Robert K. Elder - Chicago Tribune
Lost in a time warp of its own doing (or non-doing), Hitchhiker's Guide just doesn't seem terribly original.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Although clever and zany, the pacing is problematic.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Given the movie's peculiar context, [the book] should be required reading before anyone is allowed into the theater.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Inheriting baggy source material, talky pic remains more smile-inducing than laugh-aloud funny and has pacing and coherence problems. Thankfully, strong visuals and sight gags punch up the package.
Leslie Felperin - Variety
Adams' wordplay and irreverence are aimed roughly at the level of a sharp 14-year-old, but the movie is so engaging, it just about makes everyone feel 14 again.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
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.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
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.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
By the film's final third, you begin to wonder when, or if, it is going to reach a conclusion.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
[The movie] captures the quizzical, quasi-spiritual nature of [Adams'] book and manages to nail a surprising number of his dry little jokes, even some that you think could work only on the page.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
An extremely pleasant, consistently amusing diversion that is never as uproarious as you might hope.
David Edelstein - Slate
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.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
While the long-awaited movie version has some trouble sustaining the blissfully ironic, witty irreverence that was the Adams sensibility, the fact that it hits the nail on the head to the extent it does should come as great relief to the legions of fans.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
Adams would be pleased.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
There are some inspired off-the-wall moments, but they are more than offset by a pervasive aura of tedium and the lack of any sense of the forward momentum necessary to sustain an adventure of this kind.
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" is an enjoyable sci-fi romp with a strong twist of self-effacing British raillery that children of all ages will get a charge from.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
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Bob Grimm - Sacramento News & Review
It's hard to dislike a movie in which one of the heroes gets brain power from lemon juice.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Considering all the things that could have gone wrong in the making of this picture, it's a minor miracle that it turned out as well as it did.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
full review in Greek
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
A lot of fun and something different, poised to reach a broader audience with its silly and spirited tour of space -- which is vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big, by the way.
Russ Breimeier - Christianity Today
Dean Essner - Time Out
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Adams fans will have to content themselves with the fact that, while the film is not perfect, it is indeed the best they could realistically have hoped for.
Chris Barsanti - Film Threat
Devotees of the original stories are going to be frustrated that their favorite bits have been truncated or excised outright, while newbies will likely wonder what all the fuss has been about these last few decades.
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Cute, science-fiction adventure that has inspired moments. Just not enough of them.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
...proves that some novels just aren't filmable...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Given this fan's worst fears, The Hitchhiker's Guide is a minor pleasant surprise
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
Dean Essner - AV Club
On the grand scale of adaptations, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy falls...closer to Lord of the Rings than it does The Shining, or I, Robot.
Bill Gibron - DVDTalk.com
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
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
The world (the Universe, and Everything) is divided into fans of Douglas Adams, and those who have never read anything by the man
Shane Burridge - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Dean Essner - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This film is a pleasant experience but a throwaway one. It is hard to be harsh on a film with as many smiles as this one. For many of us the jokes will be just too familiar.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
...character interactions and relationships have been jettisoned in favor of wild gesticulations, frantic emoting and a heap of commotion.
Uri Lessing - eFilmCritic.com
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
I'll never be able to figure out how they can turn words like "go" and "no" into two-syllable words.
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi - Broomfield Enterprise
The big problem with Hitchhiker, and it is a crucial one, is that the middle section of the film really isn't that interesting.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
Even those who love British humor (a la Monty Python) will find the script tedious and unimaginative.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Divertido, irreverente e recheado de efeitos visuais que contribuem para a historia em vez de simplesmente se limitarem a funcionar como espetaculo a parte.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Like a good Brit, Hitchhiker's brings up something important but then gets distracted by silly names and puppets. Like Parliament.
Jimmy O - Film Snobs
I wasn't amazed or stunned by this movie, but I felt like it would be nice to hang out with.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
Leonard Maltin - Leonard Maltin's Picks
The net effect is something like watching NBC's disagreeable rehash of The Office. They got most of the words right, but the music is all wrong.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Despite the perfect cast, fantastic book animations, & superb production design, this latest adaptation of Douglas Adams' novel is just not very enjoyable.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
The layers of dry wit that are supposed to engage the grownups don't work ...
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
Dean Essner - Sydney Morning Herald
A mixed bag, crammed with many inspired bits but never coalescing as a whole.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
You don't have to love the book(s) to love this movie.
Michael Szymanski - International Press Academy
Overall, the film is enjoyable, but it is never exactly brilliant and is certainly less worthy than the novel.
Jim Chastain - Norman Transcript
The film version truly captures the whimsical cynicism at the series' heart.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
Yeah...but you have to read the book first.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
Galaxy Quest succeeded by its story as much as by its stars and effects. Hitchhiker's feels more like a string of skits linked by awkward transitions.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
Once you get past all the impenetrable dialogue exchanges and meandering plot twists, what you have is, at the core, a film with solid vision and heart.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
You might not get it - whatever it is - but you can still have a good time.
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Jay Richardson - Future Movies UK
A must-see for Hitchhiker's Guide devotees, an offbeat warm-up for those who devour everything intergalactic and a bit of a puzzlement for general movie fans.
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has inspired moments, but it becomes a conventional boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl -to-the-president -of-the-galaxy sort of tale.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Small, really small...Adams' sci-fi cult favorite lands on the screen minus a hyper-drive.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
A disappointingly potholed ride.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Adds up to a movie that's very easy to like, but somehow not so easy to love -- no matter how hard you try.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
An amusement starship.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
"Golly bum, it's so darn ... good natured that I wanted to like it - until it became obvious whimsy can reach toxic levels in the human bloodstream. La da di, la di da.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
...'Resistance is useless.' It's best to simply surrender to the movie's barrage of dry humor, bizarre characters and wonderfully twisted, Monty Pythonesque ideas.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Dean Essner - Premiere Magazine
This movie is "Sin City's" evil twin. Disguised to look clever but underneath boring as hell.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Sam Rockwell puts a lot of comic energy into the Zaphod Beeblebrox character, but the payoff is surprisingly slight. That sums up the problem with the movie.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
The movie has its share of clever touches, but not much of a soul.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Has a delightfully human quality.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Strictly for Douglas Adams fans.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Fans of the novel can exhale, finally; panic is unwarranted.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
The fans are gonna love this movie.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
As the film unfurls you keep thinking, Boy, what would Terry Gilliam have made of this?
D.K. Holm - Movie Poop Shoot
Like the novel, the film version is quirky and original using Adams' ideas and characters with top-notch special effects to create an organic science fiction adventure.
Jonathan W. Hickman - Entertainment Insiders
An amusing, if disjointed, ride.
L.J. Strom - Boxoffice Magazine
Martin Freeman is perfectly cast as Arthur Dent and Zooey Deschanel is rather brilliant (not to mention drop-dead gorgeous) as Trillian.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It was easy to the spot the diehard fans of the novels. They emerged from the theater sulking like Marvin the Robot.
Dan Lybarger - eFilmCritic.com
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Anton Bitel - Movie Gazette
Capturing the wry absurdist logic of Adams' comedy, Jennings' movie delivers more laughs than a single viewing can tease out.
Jamie Russell - BBC
It all works, and is in fact, one of the best popcorn movies of the year so far.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
We're not talking Star Wars here; we're instead talking Disney-like cute.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
This is science fiction as envisioned by Preston Sturges or the Marx Brothers. It jumps from slapstick to wordplay to repartee at the speed of light.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Hitching a ride, even one in space, has never been less exciting and adventurous.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
A smart, swift and entertaining adaptation.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
An ingenious spectacle that dares its audience not to get sucked into it's wildly imaginative world.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
For all its bells and whistles, the search for meaning, much like a colorful traipse through Oz, takes you back to the mundane.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
...not quite as consistently funny as I had hoped, but sporting an amazing visual sense and a shiny new heart of gold.
Eric Melin - Lawrence.com
It's a pure mood picture -- in the mood and you may love it, out of the mood and you might want to scratch your eyeballs with toothpicks.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was created in different times, humour-wise, and some of the laughs in the movie seem dated.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Amusing to experience, but forgettable... an organic Hollywood behemoth that merely hitchhikes on the fame of Adams' celebrated novel.
David Foucher - EDGE Boston
An eccentric, mind-bending head trip.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
A movie that's clever, packed with dry humor and afflicted by occasional patches of dullness.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
The major problem is that the subtle, quirky humor of Douglas Adams' novel doesn't translate well to a big, expensive, special effects-laden production.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Unlike the postmodernism and half-formed words of Lucas' universe, this world functions without needing a handbook on the history of cinema, much less a toy store catalog.
Todd Gilchrist - FilmStew.com
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy never reaches the whimsical brilliance of the late Douglas Adams' beloved sci-fi novel, but this long-awaited film adaptation splits the difference by bringing Adams' story to vivid visual life.
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee
Whimsical and episodic, the feature needed more coherent comic hyperdrive to really blast through.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
Not a perfect film and instantly forgettable. But for the two hours you are watching it, you'll enjoy at least 80 percent of it.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
Garth Jennings makes an impressive and very amusing directorial debut.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The target audience seems to be the many fans of Douglas Adams' absurd-intelligent, quantum-physics, sci-fi comedy-adventure.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
What should have been a bitingly Gilliamesque Men in Black comes off as a hit-and-miss Britcom Galaxy Quest.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
The movie gets right Adams' peculiar voice, that blend of genuine intellectual inquiry, deep cynicism and Brit-twit silliness.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
A mind-blowing trip, smart and funny and well worth the ride.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
A wry, satirical spin on outer-and-inner-space. It's absurdist, inventive and intelligent.
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
Enjoyable despite messy subplots.
Angela Baldassarre - Sympatico.ca
James Verniere - Boston Herald
It's worth hitching a ride on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but it's a jerky, uneven voyage.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
Those who'd welcome a crazed and colorful concoction of strong British wit and interstellar insanity should have a real hoopy time with the Guide.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
A lively blend of epic silliness and very droll British humor, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is that rare sci-fi comedy where the special effects complement, rather than overwhelm, the story and characters.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
It's a mutant piece of entertainment that's bound to leave fans feeling betrayed and everyone else befuddled.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy succeeds mostly in evoking a memory of the book, though in this case that might be enough, given how funny the book is.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Dean Essner - Independent
[A] modestly amusing and at times very clever movie.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The film bursts the bounds of the first book and stuffs in chunks of narrative that don't belong.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Whether a fan or a newbie, you won't feel over the moon (and beyond) after seeing it.
Dean Essner - E! Online
Audiences will be won over from the first sequence.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Reasonably reverent in its droll eccentricity but terribly Americanized in its comic delivery, the feature-length H2G2 is an enjoyable mess...
Aaron Hillis - Premiere Magazine
Ever wonder where Radiohead got the title 'Paranoid Android'? Meet Marvin the robot... he's a real party.
John Venable - Supercala.com
The pace is so slow that die-hard fans will be using their towels for pillows.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
Enthusiastic, respectful, amusing and fun.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
A film as boundless in its creativity as the human imagination.
Brent Simon - Now Playing Magazine
Dean Essner - Hollywood.com
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
I can see why this mix of science-fiction, satire, existentialism and plain absurdity would appeal to some, but it didn't add up to much for me.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Its greatest fault is that it simply doesn't live up to the reputation - not to mention the radio programs, novels, TV series and text-based computer game - that precedes it.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
The droll has been made dull, a most inexplicable and unfortunate turn of events for so adored a genius, goofball work as this.
Robert Wilonsky - Dallas Observer
Although there are differences, Hitchhiker's maintains the spirit of Adams' writing and the incredibly imaginative world he created.
Jeff Otto - IGN Movies
It will be enough of a triumph for some fans that Hitchhiker finally got made. But anyone truly interested in Arthur and Ford and the gang -- anyone who wants to laugh a lot, anyway -- needs to migrate back to the books.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
Often wry but rarely witty, the film never feels like anything but a pleasantry.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
The Guide's entry for this movie would read - Mostly entertaining.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
A good-natured space romp for the whole family.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
Does a fine job of capturing both the wit and the heart of the books, and makes us, for a moment, miss Adams just a little less.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
theater of the absurd, a Bunuel film for the zeroes
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
...fails for all the reasons fans feared and a few reasons nobody would have predicted.
Andy Klein - Los Angeles CityBeat
This very funny, very British movie has sci-fi effects that are impressive yet appropriately cheesy.
Chuck Wilson - L.A. Weekly
Given the whole cosmos to work with, plus all of Hollywood's high-tech trickery, first-time director Garth Jennings and his collaborators have come up with nothing but a superficial sci-fi romp poking mild fun at human foibles.
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor
a lot of fun for fans and non-fans alike.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
[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...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
...mired in just the sort of unnecessary explication that likely would have driven (Douglas) Adams nuts.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
The movie is never dull, but it does seem to wander a bit, with an odd, almost delirious storyline that will probably put off viewers who are unfamiliar with Adams' books.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Guide is a gigantic, bizarre, science fiction, philosophical, slapstick comedy. And it's an extremely entertaining one at that.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
Stays reasonably close to the story's whimsical rudiments.
Gene Seymour - Newsday
It's a pleasure to see and hear so much wit in a big-budget comedy, and the fine British cast of supporting actors makes every bon mot a tasty verbal morsel.
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Features a dapper young Englishman who learns to treasure his towel, to leap at love and never rest on his laurels as a member of the human race.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
They mostly get it right, and that's enough for me.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
The picture is a mess... a disorganized hodgepodge of skits that generate more groans than laughs.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Featherlight spoof loaded with grand CGI visuals...amusing, gentle satire... [but] never attains a real zaniness
Arthur Lazere - culturevulture.net
If you haven't read Hitchhiker, I doubt if watching it will work for you.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences take note of a rarity - a really good Best Song nominee.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
One is regularly bemused and broadly entertained, but never quite thrilled or seduced in the way one would be if making a discovery or encountering invention.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Purists may miss their favorite bits or raise eyebrows over the somewhat altered ending, but the book's goofball -- and very British -- humor survives intact.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
Adams would have been flattered by Jennings's lavish film debut. The graphics are fabulous. The aliens are deliciously grotesque, and Martin Freeman is inspired casting
James Christopher - Times [UK]
A great film it's not, but in the 'Dear God don't screw this up' department, it passes with flying colors.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
A movie you can't help admire, even if you, like me, end up slumped in your seat, just staring at it.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
One of those tone-deaf adaptations where they use the characters, parts of the plot and even some words from a famous book, and create something that feels nothing remotely like the book.
Phil Kloer - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a mind-blowing visual and mental extravaganza that leaves you in utter awe...
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
With its heart in the right place but its mind functioning in the the wrong galactic sector, this movie feels only halfway there.
Jeffrey Chen - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The BBC did a better job with 1/10th of the budget in 1982.
KJB - IGN Movies
A quirky, wacky comedy equally smart and silly with plenty of the Monty Python influence
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
...it 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.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy does prove there's nothing more painful than antic comedy that isn't really funny.
Chauncey Mabe - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Fun and amusing, but somehow not quite quenching. Alas, I fear that I'm biased.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
That's not to say that the film sucked, just that...it wasn't my kind of movie or humor.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
It's not good enough for an audience that doesn't know anything about Douglas Adams, and it's most certainly not good enough for an audience that does.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
The filmmakers, while offering a completely original take on the material, are clearly disciples of the author's daffy spirit....Douglas Adams would be proud.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Along with screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick, Adams is credited with the screenplay, which is just cruel.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
You don't need to be a rabid follower of the source material to know that the movie messes much of it up.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Audiences can be grateful for the unique absurdist dimensions and freewheeling irreverence of Adams, which place the film in its own category of science-fiction comedy.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Director Garth Jennings doesn't sustain any momentum in Hitchhiker's Guide because everything that happens is completely arbitrary...and zany!
Jeremiah Kipp - Slant Magazine
there are flashes of the old style, particularly when . . . it becomes apparent that this Zaphod Beeblebrox is none other than George W. Bush, only with a bit more panache
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Disjointed, sometimes clever and funny satirical fantasy that is on the cusp, but just falls short.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Jennings has delivered a film bordering on classic.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
DON'T PANIC! It contains enough action, humor and memorable characters to please newcomers, without disappointing longtime fans.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
The frantic action keeps us watching, although it's exhausting--like watching a feature-length trailer.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
I loved this film. It's faithful, irreverent, fun, funny and in no way the disrespectful waste of celluloid Adams fans had secretly been dreading.
Scott Andrews - FilmFocus
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)