Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Reviews

June 8, 2016
Ghostbusters is like romping through Disneyland's haunted house with Bill Murray.
June 16, 2015
Ghostbusters is primarily a showcase for Murray, who slinks through the movie muttering his lines in his usual cheeky fashion and getting off an occasionally hilarious crack that proves he's thoroughly enjoying himself.
June 16, 2015
The plotting may be primitive, but it's all carried off with far more style and finesse than one might expect from the creators of Animal House and Meatballs.
October 31, 2014
Part of the sheer joy of this movie -- aside from the comic timing of Bill Murray -- is the cartoonish crapness of its apparitions and their placid acceptance by the Ghostbusters team.
August 19, 2014
On balance, Ghostbusters is a hoot. It's Murray's picture, and in a triumph of mind over matter, he blows away the film's boring special effects with his one-liners.
June 12, 2014
A fantasy, but with no touches of reality at all, to be enjoyed for its zany humour typical of the "National Lampoon" school from which several of its contributors are drawn.
October 31, 2011
It provoked huge box-office success in 1984 and is still director Ivan Reitman's defining movie.
October 27, 2011
What's not to like?
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 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.
October 23, 2004
This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy.
May 20, 2003
There is more attention to special effects than to humor.
January 1, 2000
The comedy here is solid gold, Bill Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun.