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Casper Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Without the talent of Ricci, Casper would have been a truly barren motion picture. As it is, it's still not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
A hollow and garish echo of the sweet little ghost.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
It's not clear why Steven Spielberg's Amblin decided to make a live-action entertainment starring the least interesting and most saccharine of all 50s cartoon characters.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The horror, the horror.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Casper moves like a dirge, especially when it sinks into a meditation on death a la Ghost. As specter spectacles go, Casper is a bit of a ghost bust.
| Original Score: 2/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
April 18, 2007
Once the audience has become inured to the wide-eyed protagonist and impressive digitized effects, there's little sense of wonder or awe to be found.
April 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
June 19, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Great special effects. Unfortunately, they can't carry the movie alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Maybe Casper will be back with a better script next time. I'd like to see him again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As expected, it features extra-spectral effects, slews of celebrity guest shots and splendidly decorated sets. For all of that, though, the film is duller than a dead man's eyes.
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
You have a movie that's constantly busy... but never really going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A very juvenile film, aimed squarely at the preteen audience, which it will no doubt satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The movie is downright sappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 15, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
A fairy tale with the soul of a rerun.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film4
July 16, 2010
Only Ricci, strange gothic child that she is, gets close to shining next to the animation.
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