There is more attention to special effects than to humor.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Only intermittently impressive.
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.
Paranormal fun for tweens and up; some scares.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
The movie's tongue-in-cheek (and pre-subprime) satire of surging capitalist hubris is scarcely mitigated by the necessary fairy-tale ending.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 3/5
This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy.
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.
"Ghostbusters" is a fun romp with a couple of comedy's greatest stars at the top of their game.
| Original Score: 5/5
The perfect marriage of big-budget sci-fi spectacle and character-based comedy schtick.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
As funny, spooky and marvellous as ever.
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
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
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.
| Original Score: A
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
I had a good giggle watching Ghostbusters again, and I recommend checking it out for an evening of turn-your-brain-off entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/4
An exciting and fun genre hybrid rarely mastered.
Reitman did well with his casting, turning in one of the most original comedies ever.