"Hitchhiker": The consensis seems to be: we wanted to really love this, but instead we find it’s just okay. But that’s okay. La Manohla seems to like it the best, finding it loopy and heartwarming. David Edelstein at Slate finds it very British but still somehow uplifting despite this. Salon‘s Stephanie Zacharek = same, though she’s clearly a big fan of the books. Ebert is far less fond, and briefly regresses into snark worthy of your average emaciated twenty-something online music reviewer, first breaking out the "twee"-bomb, then dropping this:
Roger, we hardly know you! Though we’d be remiss to say we hadn’t made the odd Hutt/Bloom comparison before, sometimes with a little Brando thrown in for good measure.
"Funny": Everyone seems to like this little indie that could except Nick Pinkerton. Both Dennis Lim in the Voice and Matt Zoller Seitz in the New York Press are charmed by the film’s depiction of post-college drifting; A.O. Scott goes as far as to call it "unexpectedly seductive, and even, in its own stubborn, hesitant way, beautiful."