Reviews

Aug 18, 2021
Whether on its own fearless terms or as an update of a zeitgeist-charged smash, here's a pop-culture popcorn picture designed to raise spirits in more ways than one.
Apr 2, 2021
Nostalgia weighs heavily on director Paul Feig's reboot of 'Ghostbusters,' but the film's talented cast - particularly Kate McKinnon - and clever writing prove more than capable of shouldering the burden.
Mar 4, 2021
Like the old Abbott and Costello horror comedies, Ghostbusters doesn't have any real scares but it will make you laugh.
Mar 3, 2021
[T]he comedy still lands solidly and the leading actresses pull off their roles with perfect ease that make this remake enjoyable summer movie fun.
Feb 11, 2021
Ghostbusters is fun, it's silly, and it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Dec 23, 2020
Ghostbusters isn't as tight as the original but it does have flourishes of real subversive comedy. The cast and filmmakers really play with audience expectations but unfortunately they do not fully realize the potential of what they can do.
Dec 4, 2020
Nothing about this production is particularly thrilling or funny; it's crushingly uninspired and very, very slow.
Sep 8, 2020
While Ghostbusters may not quite achieve comedy classic status, rest assured that it's a mighty fine film.
Jul 13, 2020
The gender swapping is - for the most part - one of its strengths. It's when we examine everything else that things start to unravel.
Jul 3, 2020
Not every joke hits, and there are puzzling leaps in narrative logic, but despite the issues, this is a goofy blast.
Jun 30, 2020
Ghostbusters is a genuinely entertaining film ... quite funny, actually spooky at times and even fun and exciting
May 4, 2020
It just wasn't very fresh.
May 4, 2020
It just didn't click for me.
Feb 13, 2020
For everything that doesn't work, there's so much more that does. These Ghostbusters are solid, and this film effectively riffs on the original and creates its own thing.
Jan 14, 2020
2016's Ghostbusters comes as a sip of water in a historic drought. Feig has pulled off the impossible by successfully reworking an unlikely masterpiece, and everyone involved deserves major kudos.
Dec 5, 2019
Worst of all, the movie just isn't funny.
Oct 23, 2019
We found them all more than capable of taking on the action as well as the comedy. It just could have been put together and paced better, but it's still fun, especially if you see it with a big audience.
Oct 21, 2019
Ghostbusters may not be a film for the ages, but it's definitely deserving of a thumbs up...maybe even a million of them.
Oct 2, 2019
McCarthy isn't funny and her voice is annoyingly nasal. Wiig is slightly better but mostly uninspired. Jones adds a few moments of hilarity and a streetwise toughness that works most of the time, but the real star is McKinnon.
Sep 23, 2019
It's as if, in exorcizing the original's misogyny, Ghostbusters has at last managed to find the soul it thought it had all along.