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Ghostbusters Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

With his deadpan delivery and snide quips, Murray more than holds his own amid the myriad state-of-the-art special effects.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 30, 2007

Variety
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Only intermittently impressive.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Essentially a $30 million version of Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy but not at all a bad time, thanks mainly to Bill Murray's incredibly dry line readings and director Ivan Reitman's maintenance of a moderately coherent tone and plotline.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 30, 2007

Time Out
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The story of a trio of incompetent 'experts' in the paranormal (Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis), who set up as ghostbusters after they are canned from their college sinecures, is less cynical a construction than it sounds.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

The perfect marriage of big-budget sci-fi spectacle and character-based comedy schtick.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 3, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Dan Aykroyd's inventive comedy concept for Ghostbusters attracted an all-star comedy team to bust out an classic of mainstream '80s cinema.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 5, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

One of a kind super comedy of ghosts & special effects

| Original Score: 5/5

October 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

classic comedy

| Original Score: 4/5

September 19, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Everyone's at the top of their game for this one. Even Ernie Hudson has never been this good since.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 11, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A screwy and mischievous movie fueled by endless reserves of comic energy

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 23, 2003
Fred Topel
About.com

A classic. Funny, great special effects and a cultural phenomenon.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2003
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

The epitome of 80s comedies and source of many a pop culture tagline.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 7, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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There is more attention to special effects than to humor.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

For six months in 1984, no one could escape this film; only when the hype died down could its wit and humor be appreciated.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 19, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's nowhere near as good as it's supposed to be.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Murray and scribe Ramis defy all logic and turn it into a movie you'd want to watch over and over.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Reitman did well with his casting, turning in one of the most original comedies ever.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 20, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I had a good giggle watching Ghostbusters again, and I recommend checking it out for an evening of turn-your-brain-off entertainment.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The comedy here is solid gold, Bill Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

January 1, 2000
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