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Ghostbusters Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 16, 2015
Ghostbusters is primarily a showcase for Murray, who slinks through the movie muttering his lines in his usual cheeky fashion and getting off an occasionally hilarious crack that proves he's thoroughly enjoying himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2015
The plotting may be primitive, but it's all carried off with far more style and finesse than one might expect from the creators of Animal House and Meatballs.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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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Variety Staff
May 30, 2007
Only intermittently impressive.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
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.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Thirty years on, bustin' still makes us feel good. In fact, few movies have the power to make us feel good-er.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
There is more attention to special effects than to humor.