Ghostbusters 2 Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 15, 2015
The sequel is, on the whole, a fairly mechanical spook show, filled with grinning ghosts that are definitely ghoulish but hardly menacing.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 30, 2011
An almost uniformly substandard follow-up that, since the original film remains so beloved by so many people, still gets to be disappointing even two decades and change later.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 26, 2009
Plenty of agreeable nonsense to develop within the larger Ghostbusters universe. It's a sincerely amusing movie, warmly energized to give fans a steamy second helping of the good stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
The Screengrab
April 7, 2009
Effectively slimed everyone's fond memories of the original.
Richard Luck
Film4
May 6, 2008
Frankly, Murray, Sigourney Weaver and even Aykroyd deserve much better.
March 2, 2008
A little of a rehash but still good.
| Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
May 30, 2007
Almost as sharp as the first film and only suffering slightly from the inevitable repetitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
There's very little energy in the follow-through, and this time Murray's listlessness seems more anemic than comic.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 30, 2007
A terrible disappointment, a shockingly self-satisfied and unforgivably slapdash sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety
May 30, 2007
Kids will find the oozing slime and ghastly, ghostly apparitions to their liking and adults will enjoy the preposterously clever dialog.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The film is largely an excuse for a cast get-together, with the Ghostbusters, under judicial restraining order after the havoc wreaked in part one, suffering lives of semi-obscurity.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
April 3, 2006
Feels like a blueprint concocted by the bean-counters at Columbia Pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 5, 2005
Bottom line: with Murray on fire and enough clever dialogue to rival its predecessor, Ghostbusters II is good enough to put post-milennial comedy to shame.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 2, 2005
No one has ever accused Ghostbusters II of being a great film, or even a good one, for that matter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
July 16, 2004
Best forgotten sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
December 15, 2003
A loose, assured sequel that has the breezy ambition of simply being fun and likable. And it is.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 1, 2003
A few bright moments thanks to the cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Even the special effects are more to the point of the comedy than they were in the first film. For some reason, this appears to leave more room for the sort of random funny business that Mr. Murray and his friends do best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 15, 2003
About equal to the original. Neither of them were classics.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You want more.
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