Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine

Four friends get in a hot tub to drown their sorrows. Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped; Lou (W.'s Rob Corddry) is a party guy without a party; Nick (Pineapple Express' Craig Robinson) is controlled by his wife; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Kick-Ass' Clark Duke) won't leave his basement.

This drinking session, in the ski resort's hot tub, gets wildly out of control and results in a spot of time travelling. In the morning they awake to find themselves in 1986 and with the chance to kick some past and change their futures.

2010Rating: R16, contains drug use, sex scenes, offensive language100 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Even by recent standards for mainstream comedy packaging, "Tub" looks dull and ugly.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Let's face it, you're not heading to Hot Tub Time Machine for witty erudite discussions.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The movie itself is a nonstop barrage -- somewhere between a riot and an orgy -- of crude, obnoxious gags and riffs. If you are a connoisseur of sexual, scatological or just plain stupid humor, you will find your appetite satisfied, even glutted.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title and extends John Cusack's remarkable run: Since 1983, in 55 films, he's never made a bad one.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Another good reason why male bonding should not take place in a hot tub

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

About a billion laughs (though "Hot Tub" is not for the faint of heart or anyone even slightly concerned with what's happened to common decency these days).

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A loud, disjointed and not terribly funny comedy, which probably is what one expects with a title like that. The unfortunate thing is, it didn't need to be.

0

Tub of laughs

This film definitely provides some good laughs and has an amusing plot. It's quite a fun movie and whilst it does take a little while to get started, when it's plot gets juicy so do the jokes. A funny and original movie with a hilarious premise.

3.0
0

Funny film

This is a story about 4 guys that are not happy with their boring lives and decide to go to a ski resort to recapture their youth. They end up in a hot tub, which turns out to be a time machine. They travel back to 1986. They feel that this is their chance to do things right. There are some funny moments and solid performances from John Cusack and co. This...

3.0
0

Awsome movie!

All the people that rated this movie 1 star is either a 10 year old, or has no sense of humour. I thought the movie was great, great story, comedy, and cast.

5.0
0

Way better than you'd expect

Very funny! Great movie for anyone who experienced the 80s.

4.0
0

Ugh...

This actually had quite a good story, but is totally ruined by completely unnecessary toilet humour, crassness and gross-out jokes.

1.0
0

Don't expect too much...

and you will love it. If you expect it to be great, you will be disappointed. I didn't expect much and was pleasantly surprised - it was pretty funny and breaks away from the "scary movie" type genre, with not so predictable jokes.

3.0
0

Better than I expected!

I'm usually the kind of guy who avoids these kind of films. But, yeah, ok - I do like to dabble. I found this film really hilarious and loved the actors in the film (sort of how I ended up seeing it). The gags, though often very crude and lowbrow, still had me laughing wildly. Also seeing Crispin Glover was a bonus (and a nice nod to BTTF) as he's a...

4.0
0

Crashingly Crass

Although the characters were thoroughly well played and conformed alarmingly to thoroughly familiar American stereotypes the relentless dislay of wild and careless hedonism caused the film, ultimately, to be unlikeable - and unmemorable.

2.0
0

Freakin Awesome!!!

Thanks Flicks, for the preview screening in Wellington - it was so funny! We had a great time! I went to the movie with mediocre expectations and was blown away. It was hillarious. I am definitely buying that one as soon as it is on DVD. Go the 80's!!!

5.0
0

Great Stuff!!

Very Funny!!!Loads of Laughs!!Thanks very much to Flicks for a great night out!!!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even by recent standards for mainstream comedy packaging, "Tub" looks dull and ugly.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Let's face it, you're not heading to Hot Tub Time Machine for witty erudite discussions.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The movie itself is a nonstop barrage -- somewhere between a riot and an orgy -- of crude, obnoxious gags and riffs. If you are a connoisseur of sexual, scatological or just plain stupid humor, you will find your appetite satisfied, even glutted.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Succeeds beyond any expectations suggested by the title and extends John Cusack's remarkable run: Since 1983, in 55 films, he's never made a bad one.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Another good reason why male bonding should not take place in a hot tub

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

About a billion laughs (though "Hot Tub" is not for the faint of heart or anyone even slightly concerned with what's happened to common decency these days).

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A loud, disjointed and not terribly funny comedy, which probably is what one expects with a title like that. The unfortunate thing is, it didn't need to be.

0

Tub of laughs

This film definitely provides some good laughs and has an amusing plot. It's quite a fun movie and whilst it does take a little while to get started, when it's plot gets juicy so do the jokes. A funny and original movie with a hilarious premise.

3.0
0

Funny film

This is a story about 4 guys that are not happy with their boring lives and decide to go to a ski resort to recapture their youth. They end up in a hot tub, which turns out to be a time machine. They travel back to 1986. They feel that this is their chance to do things right. There are some funny moments and solid performances from John Cusack and co....

3.0
0

Awsome movie!

All the people that rated this movie 1 star is either a 10 year old, or has no sense of humour. I thought the movie was great, great story, comedy, and cast.

5.0
0

Way better than you'd expect

Very funny! Great movie for anyone who experienced the 80s.

4.0
0

Ugh...

This actually had quite a good story, but is totally ruined by completely unnecessary toilet humour, crassness and gross-out jokes.

1.0
0

Don't expect too much...

and you will love it. If you expect it to be great, you will be disappointed. I didn't expect much and was pleasantly surprised - it was pretty funny and breaks away from the "scary movie" type genre, with not so predictable jokes.

3.0
0

Better than I expected!

I'm usually the kind of guy who avoids these kind of films. But, yeah, ok - I do like to dabble. I found this film really hilarious and loved the actors in the film (sort of how I ended up seeing it). The gags, though often very crude and lowbrow, still had me laughing wildly. Also seeing Crispin Glover was a bonus (and a nice nod to BTTF) as he's a...

4.0
0

Crashingly Crass

Although the characters were thoroughly well played and conformed alarmingly to thoroughly familiar American stereotypes the relentless dislay of wild and careless hedonism caused the film, ultimately, to be unlikeable - and unmemorable.

2.0
0

Freakin Awesome!!!

Thanks Flicks, for the preview screening in Wellington - it was so funny! We had a great time! I went to the movie with mediocre expectations and was blown away. It was hillarious. I am definitely buying that one as soon as it is on DVD. Go the 80's!!!

5.0
0

Great Stuff!!

Very Funny!!!Loads of Laughs!!Thanks very much to Flicks for a great night out!!!

4.0
0