Ghost Town

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Ricky Gervais' consistently sharp performance and beautifully dry execution transform this otherwise mainstream comedy into an endearing, funny, and altogether snappy romantic comedy. With ghosts.

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Movie Info

After a near-death experience during a routine colonoscopy, people-hating dentist Bertrum Pincus is shocked to discover that he is suddenly able to talk to the dead. Constantly cornered by unhappy spirits who want him to help resolve their earthly problems, the misanthropic Pincus is driven to distraction. Eventually talked into helping the dearly departed Frank Herlihy, Pincus attempts to talk to Frank's widow, Gwen.

Cast & Crew

Ricky Gervais
Bertram Pincus
Greg Kinnear
Frank Herlihy
Dana Ivey
Mrs. Pickthall
Aasif Mandvi
Dr. Prashar
Jordan Carlos
Young Husband
David Koepp
Screenwriter
John Kamps
Screenwriter
Roger Birnbaum
Executive Producer
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Ezra Swerdlow
Executive Producer
Geoff Zanelli
Original Music
Sarah Edwards
Costume Designer
Sam Seig
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Critic Reviews for Ghost Town

All Critics (186) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (158) | Rotten (28)

Audience Reviews for Ghost Town

  • Oct 11, 2011
    I actually enjoyed this quite a lot. Sure there's nothing original in the concept of a man who can see ghosts but Gervais is funny in the role and there is even a bit of real emotion attached to the whole thing. Not bad for Gervais' first lead role in Hollywood.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2011
    Great direction and lead performances make an otherwise generic romantic comedy with an absurd premise an enjoyable ride. In the wrong hands this would've been a forgettable disaster. Something about the protagonist's characterization as a damaged antisocial really resonates with the direction and Gervais's style. Definitely less accessible than your everyday "All-American" romedy but that's what makes the subtle humor so much better to appreciate. It's smart and honest.
    Drake T Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Ricky Gervais at his best, as usual.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2011
    Better than I thought but fell abit flat at the end, Not enough comedy for me to enjoy.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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