Hot Tub Time Machine Synopsis
A hot tub transports four pals back to their heyday in the 1980s.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
In Rob Corddry's hilariously manic turn, it has the most memorable showcase for a goofball co-star since Michael Keaton in 1981's "Night...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With sharp riffs on the intersection of '80s pop culture (ALF, Kid 'N Play, Ronald Reagan!) and 21st-century culture (Twitter, Viagra,...
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70

NPR

Admirably turns a potentially one-note joke into a consistently funny package.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Depressingly, and in keeping with the stringent rules of bad-boy shock-comedies, all the women here are bimbos, shrews, and slutburgers...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If time and space hooked up and got so hammered that they staggered beyond inebriation into delirium, the result would be Hot Tub Time...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hot Tub Time Machine should have been better than this. It could have been poignant.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Most of its screenplay is far too vulgar to recount. To paraphrase Mary McCarthy, every word is an obscenity, including "and" and "the."
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A loud, disjointed and not terribly funny comedy, which probably is what one expects with a title like that. The unfortunate thing is, it...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For hilarity, characterization and clever structure, "The Hangover" is far superior. Still, there are some laughs in this uneven but...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
How bad must a movie be to be good fun? How dumb to be smart? (Or, in the case of "Dumb and Dumber," how pretend-dumb to be surpassingly...
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I felt the red flags....

By lovestalentmoviefan
....but ignored them because of Cusack. Should have listened to my intuition. What small amount of story,wistful melancholy for youthful integrity and "humor actually" were possible were totally...

HOW EMBARRASSING

By keatsgirl
OK. I AM 24,PRETTY,HOT BOYFRIEND AND GREAT PHYSICAL RELATIONSHIP. I AM A BELIEVER,BUT STILL ENJOY GOOD TIMES AND REALIZE I'M NOT PERFECT,OR ALWAYS A GOOD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS. SO...DON'T BLOW THIS OFF...

Stupid

By birac
No class,and greased with raunch,which makes it unfunny. Would have been better without all that terrible language and bad, wannabe actresses flashing their chests for no reason. Real flop,that I...

Bad writing for what was initially a good idea

By LTMF 2
Did all my crying in first review about the vulgarity in this attempt at "this year's Hangover". Let's address the story itself. Scattered, catch word comic antics and safety net material to pander...

Utter Garbage

By daddowdall
We should have guessed it would be bad from the lame title of this piece of dreck. What a waste of money, time and an otherwise nice afternoon. Just absolutely no redeeming value at all. When did...

Possibly the worst movie ever made

By laingram
A friend went to see this movie at a screening 2 weeks ago. He loved it...compared it to American Pie and its crassness. I personally loved American Pie. It was hilarious. Hot Tub Time Machine,...

Hot Tub Time Machine is very funny, but not for everyone!

By thesilentcat4
Hot Tub Time Machine is a genuinely funny movie. I know a lot of people will just look at the title, see how dumb it sounds, and be put off about seeing it. DON'T DO THAT! Ever hear of, don't judge a...

Cable

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

If you like poop jokes and projectile vomiting this movie is for you!

By akdouglas
Soooooo made for junior high school boys. If you're over 22 you will just find it disgusting. About a third of the audience walked out when we saw it, including us. We gave it a chance, we really...

Terrible!!!! did not enjoy it all........ What a waste of money

By SandyofAuburn
Terrible!! Waste of money and time.....bad acting and didn't need the nudity and bad language......

More Info

Rated R | For for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Drugs, topless women make this comedy too steamy for teens.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF