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Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Reviews

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February 26, 2012
"Ghostbusters" is a fun romp with a couple of comedy's greatest stars at the top of their game.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 2, 2011
As funny, spooky and marvellous as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2011
It provoked huge box-office success in 1984 and is still director Ivan Reitman's defining movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2011
The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray - and there's even the odd surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2011
The often dazzling, special effects-driven slapstick tends to overshadow the fact that there are some slyer, more sophisticated laughs on offer in this blockbusting family comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2011
What's not to like?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2011
Paranormal fun for tweens and up; some scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2010
A comedy first, a horror film second... but a successful enough hybrid of those things that it would be wrong to try to limit it generically.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 5, 2009
The movie's tongue-in-cheek (and pre-subprime) satire of surging capitalist hubris is scarcely mitigated by the necessary fairy-tale ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
May 6, 2008
Stuffed with wisecracking, punning and essential deadpanning care of the film's most notable star performer Murray (who has such delivery down as a fine art), the film also packs in a half-decent narrative.
March 24, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 2, 2008
Fantastic all the way
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2007
With his deadpan delivery and snide quips, Murray more than holds his own amid the myriad state-of-the-art special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 30, 2007
Only intermittently impressive.
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.
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
April 3, 2006
The perfect marriage of big-budget sci-fi spectacle and character-based comedy schtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 5, 2005
Dan Aykroyd's inventive comedy concept for Ghostbusters attracted an all-star comedy team to bust out an classic of mainstream '80s cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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