Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Reviews

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October 16, 2013
An exciting and fun genre hybrid rarely mastered.
July 29, 2013
Director Ivan Reitman keeps the Aykroyd-Ramis screenplay zipping right along, creating something like Abbott & Costello Meet the Exorcist. Aykroyd and Murray make the perfect summer tonic for raising spirits.
May 6, 2013
In both the funny and the (mildly) scary moments, the cast does itself proud.
February 26, 2012
"Ghostbusters" is a fun romp with a couple of comedy's greatest stars at the top of their game.
November 2, 2011
As funny, spooky and marvellous as ever.
October 31, 2011
It provoked huge box-office success in 1984 and is still director Ivan Reitman's defining movie.
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.
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.
October 27, 2011
What's not to like?
January 1, 2011
Paranormal fun for tweens and up; some scares.
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.
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.
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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March 2, 2008
Fantastic all the way
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.
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.
September 29, 2006
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