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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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United Kingdom, United States · 2005
Rated PG · 1h 49m
Director Garth Jennings
Starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Yasiin Bey
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction

Moments before Earth is demolished by an alien race making room for a hyperspace motorway, Arthur Dent is whisked into outer space by Ford Prefect, a friend-slash-alien-slash-journalist working on a guidebook to the universe. Arthur joins Ford and his alien friends on an intergalactic adventure for the meaning of life.

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L.A. Weekly by Chuck Wilson

This very funny, very British movie -- directed by newcomer Garth Jennings -- has sci-fi effects that are impressive yet appropriately cheesy.


Miami Herald by Connie Ogle

The film's opening credits are terrific, and the first 10 or 15 minutes -- in which Ford and Arthur speedily load up on beer at the local pub -- are absorbing and funny. It's such a promising start that it's doubly deflating to realize that once they land on Zaphod's spaceship, the humor vaporizes.


Empire by Dan Jolin

Mostly harmless. A very British, very funny sci-fi misadventure that's guaranteed to win converts.


Christian Science Monitor by David Sterritt

Amiably bland actors can be fun to watch, as Tom Hanks has proved. Freeman is no Hanks, though, and The Hitchhiker's Guide won't boost anyone's career into hyperspace. Or give your mind a workout.

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