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A Ghost Story deftly manages its ambitious themes through an inventive, artful, and ultimately poignant exploration of love and loss. Read critic reviews

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A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite.

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  • Apr 26, 2018
    Thought-provocative and emotionally evocative, A Ghost Story is an existential and atmospheric drama. When a young man is killed in a car accident he becomes a ghost, trapped in his house, forced to watch as his wife deals with her grief, moves on, and new people come and go. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara lead the cast, but they don't really give performances as such since the film is mostly dialog free. Using visual storytelling, the film explores such themes as the nature of existence, solitude, and reflection. And director David Lowery employs a unique aesthetic, choosing a rounded full frame aspect radio and a muted color palette. Yet it's extremely slow paced, and often gets caught up in the mundane. A Ghost Story presents an interesting vision, but the artistry can get a little too abstract.
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  • Jan 23, 2018
    A slow, depressing meditation on loss and legacy. If you can get through the snail-slow pace of the film (Mara Rooney eats a whole pie on the floor in a static shot without a single cut), it eventually pays off, but it will try your patience. Unless you are into artsy movies, avoid at all costs. Interesting characters would have helped.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2018
    If a movie is boring on purpose, is it still boring? Well, as it turns out: Yes. But props for trying something different.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2017
    Profoundly melancholy and devastatingly sad, A Ghost Story is a beautiful film about memory, loneliness and longing for something you lost forever. Full review on filmotrope. com
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