Ghostbusters Reviews

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July 14, 2016
Those spiffy proton packs are in good hands.
July 13, 2016
Angry nerds, take note: The ladies are the best thing about this franchise reboot. Kate McKinnon is a spontaneous eruption of hellfire hilarity.
July 13, 2016
For all the high dudgeon with which the movie has been anticipated, it turns out that Ghostbusters -- like the girls who cheerfully dominate it this time around -- just wants to have fun. And it does.
July 13, 2016
If you're a real "Ghostbusters" fan, your time would be better spent watching the original. Because this reboot doesn't deserve its name.
July 13, 2016
The nearly two-hour film is akin to many of those sketches that come on after "Weekend Update." You know the ones -- too-long, time-filler skits that seem to have been scrawled on the back of a pizza box in the writer's room five minutes before air time.
July 13, 2016
Girl power and ghoul power - it's a winning combination.
July 13, 2016
When Kristen Wiig quotes Tony Montana before taking down a ghost with her blaster - "Say hello to my little friend!" - her line reading is anemic, as if she were embarrassed, and you cringe right along with her.
Top Critic
July 13, 2016
A middle finger to the screaming brobabiez. If girls can't be Ghostbusters, then here, guys can't do anything.
July 13, 2016
It sits in the middle, wanting to blaze a new trail but haunted by the ghosts of its past.
July 13, 2016
"Ghostbusters" is a pretty good movie. Will it capture the public imagination like the first one? Probably not.
July 12, 2016
A goofy, free-floating romp with an anarchic spirit of its own, a fresh set of scares and laffs and a moderate dose of girl power that is unlikely to seem confrontational to anyone beyond the most confirmed basement-dwelling Gamergate troll.
July 12, 2016
It proudly demonstrates that mediocrity - whether in the hunting of malevolent apparitions or the making of a mainstream comedy - is not, and never has been, an exclusively male pursuit.
July 12, 2016
Somehow, this Ghostbusters remake is going to push us all to reckon with what a more equal world might look like, whether we like it or not. Fortunately, the movie is tremendously easy to like.
July 12, 2016
After setting up the slightly revised premise, though, the movie pretty conspicuously runs out of gas about halfway through, yielding lapses where it doesn't scare up much of anything, most notably laughter.
July 12, 2016
While the dialogue doesn't labour the point, this is a film about women brought together by a shared intellectual passion, shrugging off the mostly male authority figures who try to put them in their place.
July 11, 2016
The new Ghostbusters isn't a horror, exactly. It's just misbegotten. It never lives.
July 11, 2016
Crucial to [the] fun: McKinnon, who steals the movie with her mad-scientist grin, eyes that gleam like a laser pointer and unexpected random weirdness.
July 11, 2016
The freewheeling and funny solidarity of the four leads win out in the end, even if Feig shows more timidity than he did in Bridesmaids, The Heat or Spy.
July 11, 2016
Ghostbusters is a horror from start to finish, and that's not me saying it's legitimately scary.
July 11, 2016
The talented stars are not to blame for a pointless, harmless and mildly funny remake that will leave most moviegoers shrugging their shoulders and musing, "well, at least it's better than Ghostbusters 2."
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