Ghostbusters Reviews

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Kevin A. Ranson
August 30, 2014

Thirty years later, there are still rumblings of making another sequel, but no one would dare suggest a reboot or re-imagining; Ghostbusters is perfect exactly as it is.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 29, 2014

If you've never experienced GHOSTBUSTERS on the big screen, you really need to go see this. If not I'm afraid you'll have to turn in your geek card.

Full Review | Original Score: 10
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
August 19, 2014

On balance, Ghostbusters is a hoot. It's Murray's picture, and in a triumph of mind over matter, he blows away the film's boring special effects with his one-liners.

Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph
June 12, 2014

A fantasy, but with no touches of reality at all, to be enjoyed for its zany humour typical of the "National Lampoon" school from which several of its contributors are drawn.

Rob Vaux
June 9, 2014

Ghostbusters thrives on the fine line between taking it all seriously enough to be scary, then poking fun at it in the most creative ways possible.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
May 22, 2014

GHOSTBUSTERS is a movie that I've seen well over a hundred times and I'm still not sick of it, nor do I think I ever will. It's an iconic comedy that I think has held up very well over the past 30 years.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
March 1, 2014

If for nothing else, deserves to be fondly remembered for bringing the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man into the world.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 16, 2013

An exciting and fun genre hybrid rarely mastered.

Peter Travers
People Magazine
July 29, 2013

Director Ivan Reitman keeps the Aykroyd-Ramis screenplay zipping right along, creating something like Abbott & Costello Meet the Exorcist. Aykroyd and Murray make the perfect summer tonic for raising spirits.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2013

In both the funny and the (mildly) scary moments, the cast does itself proud.

Michael A. Smith
February 26, 2012

"Ghostbusters" is a fun romp with a couple of comedy's greatest stars at the top of their game.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
November 2, 2011

As funny, spooky and marvellous as ever.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 31, 2011

It provoked huge box-office success in 1984 and is still director Ivan Reitman's defining movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Lowry
Total Film
October 28, 2011

The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray - and there's even the odd surprise.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
October 27, 2011

The often dazzling, special effects-driven slapstick tends to overshadow the fact that there are some slyer, more sophisticated laughs on offer in this blockbusting family comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Pulver
October 27, 2011

What's not to like?

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Orner
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011

Paranormal fun for tweens and up; some scares.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2010

A comedy first, a horror film second... but a successful enough hybrid of those things that it would be wrong to try to limit it generically.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 5, 2009

The movie's tongue-in-cheek (and pre-subprime) satire of surging capitalist hubris is scarcely mitigated by the necessary fairy-tale ending.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
October 5, 2008

Whoever thought of having evil's final manifestation take the form of a 100-ft. marshmallow deserves the rational mind's eternal gratitude.

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