80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Hits the screen with its disarmingly droll spirit quite intact.
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75

New York Post

The film is a loopy, family-friendly jaunt, with a perfect "Wizard of Oz" finale that isn't in the book, but like the book, it suffers from a chronic plot malfunction.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Wildly imaginative, humane, playful and deflating of all pretense.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Go with the whimsical flow that includes a hilariously morose robot named Marvin, voiced by the great Alan Rickman with the weight of the galaxy resonating in every bored, cynical syllable. Adams would be pleased.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
At selected moments the Pee Wee's Playhouse-scaled visual goofiness and flights of thespian bravura in this long-awaited movie adaptation of Douglas Adams' goofy-wise cult classic are in perfect celestial harmony with the existential tomfoolery of Adams' peerless (and peerlessly Monty Python-British) creation.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
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.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Lost in a time warp of its own doing (or non-doing), Hitchhiker's Guide just doesn't seem terribly original.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Most of the film is way too goofy for all but the most thumbstruck Hitchhiker.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though the journey ends on some fun notes after a sagging middle, Galaxy never fully breaks out.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Visually playful and often good fun, it never settles on a convincing narrative shape.
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63 out of 100
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