Box art for Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine


Outrageous laughs bubble up when four friends share a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, only to wake up as their younger selveswith nasty hangovers in 1986.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's fun, it's sad, and it's kind of sad that it's so much fun.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, March 26, 2010

Rotten: It's the sort of film Cusack probably wouldn't have been caught dead in a few years ago, which is a sad, if perhaps a truthful reflection of what happens when people hit their 40s and resign themselves to the way things are.

- Alistair Harkness, Scotsman, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: A missed opportunity.

- Allan Hunter, Daily Express, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

One star for awesome premise. -1 because it's only been 5 days and I've already forgotten most of it. +2 for great performances from the leads. -2 for misogyny and homophobia (no, going back in time isn't an excuse). +1.5 for John Cusack, whose filmography qualifies as a time machine in itself. +1.5 for a bunch of hidden refs to other time travel movies. -1 for being subjected to JC's 1986 gf. Half a star for that True Love/Mean Girls actress, who is cool. Even if my math is off, I'm giving it 2.5 stars. So much for quantifying stuff.

- janna, Thursday, November 4, 2010

4 stars

Very funny feel good comedy where it all works out in the end. A bit slow to start with and always with a slightly dark undertone, turns into one of the funniest films of the year. A stella cast make this film a must see. We all know how great Cusack is and he is on form here, but the star is without doubt Rob Corddry. He is excellent in his role and plays it with a zeal most actors would die for.

- stuartb1234, Saturday, October 30, 2010

4 stars

this was hilarious. B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Tuesday, October 26, 2010