Ghost Town Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
One poor soul is buck naked. I don't even want to know how he kicked the bucket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 1, 2013
The big screen's best use of the talents of the sarcastic, ever put-upon Mr. Gervais.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
Dozens of other movies have romped on the same grass. But Gervais spritzes everything in Ghost Town with a delightfully refreshing comic mist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 6, 2011
The Town isn't as impressive as Affleck's directing debut, 2007's Gone Baby Gone, but he handles the action scenes with brutal efficiency and gets terrific performances from his co-stars.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 24, 2010
Yes, there are gags about mummy penises and canine halitosis, but other sublime moments recall Albert Brooks' social-satire heyday. Given the otherworldly elements, David Koepp's "Ghost Town" sweetly hits the heights of Brooks' "Defending Your Life."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
The pudgy Brit looks right at home here on the big screen, starring in a romantic comedy in which we're asked to believe he might have a chance with Tea Leoni. And you know what? He makes us believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Ghost Town is funny and moves along briskly, fulfilling the two most important qualities of a romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 17, 2009
This is a good romantic comedy, and that is a genre that often gets messed up. Here, the old formula comes out just right.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James White
SFX Magazine
May 12, 2009
Rises above expectations, even though it never quite shatters the genre mould.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
April 27, 2009
Gervais' rapport with his equally enjoyable co-stars Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni also keeps Ghost Town on solidly funny ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 3, 2009
Gervais, Leoni (adorŠvel) e Kinnear estabelecem uma boa din‚mica, elevando o roteiro convencional e divertindo mais do que o material conseguiria naturalmente.
| Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 21, 2009
Ricky Gervais is an anti-social dentist who can speak with the dead in this very funny romantic comedy about unfinished business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 20, 2009
Ghost Town is both a surprise and a departure: it's genuinely funny and quietly original. It also shows what Gervais can do in the right role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
February 13, 2009
In the end, Ghost Town delivers. Right now, we need all the laughs we can get. Especially kindly ones.
Jenni Dawes
FILMINK (Australia)
February 13, 2009
In different hands, this could have been forgettably saccharine fare, but Gervais' genius and an excellent cast of bit players turn it into solidly acerbic entertainment.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
February 13, 2009
Writer-director David Koepp is almost too careful a craftsman for his own good, but Gervais and Leoni share a talent for throwing the audience off-balance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 13, 2009
This film is so unexpectedly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 6, 2009
The bravura blend of English eccentricity thanks to Ricky Gervais' presence and the surreal fantasy of a new take on the 'I see dead people' concept makes for highly entertaining cinema, especially in the first half
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 6, 2009
I laughed many times at the absurdity of the script and the situations, and was then surprised to find myself dabbing my eyes a few minutes later when emotional truths suddenly kicked in. Everything works
Evan Williams
The Australian
February 6, 2009
Sorrow and darkness aren't far below the surface of this lovely comedy, which makes our laughter more agreeable, and more frequent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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