My paper was less generous: 1 and a half. The main issue was that all of the cool dialogue was replaced with mundane tripe (when Arthur's house is about to be bulldozed, and he asks to see the plans that were on the wall, the response in the movie is "they were in the basement"...that's just plain wrong!) They also downplay the towels! That's even more wrong than the dialogue. Everyone KNOWS that the towel is the most useful thing a hitchhiker can take with him when he galavants about the galaxy.Jigga-Scrooge said:my local paper gave it 2 and a half stars.