There is more attention to special effects than to humor.
I mean, did you even watch the movie?
Jul 19 - 05:41 PM
this movie is a classic!.... it has so much comedy in it.... how can you even say that...... i agree with the person below me,did you even watch this?
Nov 16 - 04:25 PM
The first scene was funny and that's it. What other scenes did you find funny?
May 13 - 10:59 AM
Drugs are bad, mmmmkay? I hope you were high on SOMETHING when you wrote this... only excuse I'll accept. Wow.
Dec 17 - 01:02 PM
Erik Van Sant
Maslin, you old twat. 'Ghostbusters' is one of the most original, hilarious comedies of all-time. I'm sure you're the same kind of delusional New York critic who would rave about an Austin Powers movie being "cutting edge humor". Reality check: just because you write for a rag that thinks its the gospel doesn't mean you have to swallow up every last drop of its Jesus Juice.
Jul 21 - 12:24 PM
"We got this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Buff, he's a sailor in New York; if we get this guy laid we won't have a problem." How could you not find that line funny?
Sep 7 - 11:29 AM
You're a cum dumpster, janet. A... Cum... Dumpster.
Dec 26 - 01:10 PM
I laughed my ass off at your comment! Well played sir!
Jan 28 - 01:01 AM
you have no soul
Jun 30 - 02:17 PM
Only an IDIOT could dislike this damn movie. Like, someone who seriously HATES comedy.
Oct 8 - 06:17 AM
What an idiot.
Nov 24 - 06:20 PM
D MAN G
People have there opinions. That doesnt make them right though. Your very lonely on your opinion with this review.
Oct 13 - 07:21 AM
Call yourself a critic
Oct 18 - 12:50 PM
I can see the point being made, but I also argue that the humour works so well that the special effects don't get in the way of it. Like Ebert said in his review, it's a rare exception to the common conception that special effects ruin comedies. It's just so well-written that, honestly, the fakeness of the effects (not to put them down; I know they were different times) doesn't eclipse it.
Oct 24 - 05:28 PM
Oct 24 - 05:29 PM
Janet...listen to me...go to sell brooms...make happy so many peoples!!!
May 6 - 01:17 PM
Janet...listen to me...go to sell brooms...you'll make happy so many peoples!!!
May 8 - 03:04 PM
May 8 - 03:07 PM
Did you watch the movie at all???
Jul 29 - 10:16 PM
Is this true?
Yes it's true, this critic has no brain
Aug 7 - 08:29 PM
This review was written in 1984, at the time the film was originally released. The writer was probably having a bad day, thinking about Ronald Reagan, Nicaragua, and Irangate or something.
Nov 9 - 08:20 AM
what movie did you watch because i refuse to believe it was this one.
Jan 31 - 05:28 PM
from 'ghostbuster's' unforgettable opening scene, which is at once terrifying and hilarious, you know you're sitting in on something special, something that defines movie magic and gives that term substance, and i'm not just talking about special effects .. no no, i'm talking about the chemistry of the leads and the pitch perfect writing in the script that lends itself to laughs big and small, my favorite being the finer more subtle humor, especially from Murray's most memorable performance .. not many films can pull of this kind of satire and be totally serious about its characters and the dangers of hunting ghosts .. who knew, right? this film set the bar for both horror and comedy genres alike, holding some of the most original cards ever slide into the deck that we now have come to know as hollywood filmmaking .. it's not perfect, but who needs perfect when you can call the ghostbusters?
Mar 1 - 05:31 PM
Both are good
Mar 3 - 04:05 PM