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Ghost World Reviews

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May 31, 2017
Ghost World is very funny but also very perceptive, and it offers Steve Buscemi one of the defining roles of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2013
The greatest distinction of "Ghost World" is its singular spirit. Here's a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time.
April 12, 2013
While this isn't a showy or flashy movie, it has social, psychological, and ultimately mystical overtones that raise it leagues above most other teen-centered comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2013
The modest yet redeeming triumph of Ghost World is the offhand way it brings to the screen a streak of American dark humor that is dour, resilient and unexpectedly infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2013
See it for Birch's hostile stare and Johansson's devastating monotone.
July 9, 2012
A top draw adaptation of a cracking comic-book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2010
Like "Rushmore" with a female slant, "Ghost World" tackles the true torches we often keep to ourselves as well as the struggle of feeling like a specter, or, as Enid says, as though "everyone's too stupid to realize you."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2010
Most of Ghost World is funny, but the laughs are inextricably tied to the painful alienation and self-loathing that comes with living on society's fringes.
July 7, 2010
By sharp turns poignant, disturbing and hysterically funny.
July 21, 2009
...satisfying in ways that more than compensate for the film's soft ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 14, 2008
If more people appreciated stories like this, movies and comic books would be better off.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2007
Anyone who grew up in the suburbs or ever felt out of place will find something to relate to in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 30, 2006
his is 'teen comedy' of startling sophistication -- with horribly funny bits as well. A true original, with sharp humour, subtle detail and painfully realistic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2006
Based on Clowes' underground comic book, this is a tale of how the mediocrity of American subsurbs can suffocate its creative denizens, all misfits of course; it's extremely well acted by Steve Buscemi and Thora Birch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It isn't a perfect film, but it's never less than strikingly original.
January 15, 2005
Zwigoff makes Enid's neighborhood a truly strange and haunted place, where plastic people robotically follow their society's norms, and those who resist are left angry, alienated, and without any ideas for how to survive.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 2, 2004
Like its heroine, Ghost World dares to drop its defenses, deepening as it shifts from evoking sympathy for the judgmental misanthrope to saluting the bravery of those who find beauty in others' flaws.
July 25, 2003
É interessante notar como duas amigas, inicialmente tão próximas em seu cinismo e em sua presunção, se distanciam gradualmente, embora pouca coisa mude além do universo colegial que as cercava.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2003
It's a sneaky, snide and cynical masterpiece of urban dystopia seen through the eyes of youth and ranks as one of the best American films so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 21, 2003
Zwigoff pulls off something in Ghost World that seems a minor miracle -- he creates someone with a complex inner life.
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