This very funny, very British movie -- directed by newcomer Garth Jennings -- has sci-fi effects that are impressive yet appropriately cheesy.
More smile-inducing than laugh-aloud funny.
Boasts a strong ensemble of performances. Martin Freeman is the perfect choice for an ordinary, unheroic Earth guy.
Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer
Except for the irritating Rockwell, the cast suits the characters.
Jessica WinterVillage Voice
Studiously harmless, Disney's long-in-development film rendition pasteurizes the book's renegade verve with typical means.
Connie OgleMiami Herald
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.
Robert WilonskyDallas Observer
The droll has been made dull, a most inexplicable and unfortunate turn of events for so adored a genius, goofball work as this.