Ghostbusters Reviews

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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
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
the film is not as much fun as it should be
July 11, 2016
We just wish the movie had the determination to go all the way with its fresher convictions because by going the reboot route but then simply making do with rehashing the glory days, this film has not let the cast do their thing.
July 11, 2016
The new Ghostbusters isn't a horror, exactly. It's just misbegotten. It never lives.
July 11, 2016
If the 1984 film was the supernatural spectacular, the remake's the movie that spectacularly misunderstands the original's appeal.
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."
July 11, 2016
It boasts four comedy stars at the top of their game and a director fresh from revolutionising contemporary comedy, but this reboot of one of the biggest hits in the comedy fantasy arena is uninspired, bland and lame-brained.
July 10, 2016
A high concept and a big budget - not to mention stratospheric expectation - turned into a middling, somewhat entertaining summer fling.
July 10, 2016
It spends so much time doing battle with its legacy that it forgets to be its own movie, putting a talented cast to waste and marking another disappointment in this dreadful summer movie season.
July 10, 2016
None of it adds up to much more than an average summer entertainment - never bad enough to warrant the chauvinist hatred, rarely good enough to deserve the feminist support.
July 10, 2016
Is the new Ghostbusters funny? The answer is: Kind of, but not nearly to the degree it should be considering the talent involved.
July 10, 2016
One starts to get the same feeling one had watching The Amazing Spider-Man a few years ago: why are we telling this story again, just with different people and a few remixed aspects?
July 10, 2016
For all the value that may be contained in an intellectual property, it's worthless if it can't make old ideas feel new.
July 10, 2016
If the original scrappy "Ghostbusters" represented the colorful bodegas of a graffiti-riddled 1980s New York, then 2016's version represents the alarmingly homogenized Starbucks version of the Big Apple.
July 10, 2016
Whereas Feig has previously managed to cross genre streams successfully, here he succumbs to the familiar curse of the digital-effects era: When there's almost nothing the computer can't conjure, it falls to the director to know when to stop.
July 10, 2016
The female-led cast is a promising idea, but this reboot of the 1984 classic isn't as fresh or funny as it could have been.
July 10, 2016
It's all busy-ness, noise and chaos, with zero thrills and very little sustainable comic buoyancy.
July 10, 2016
Ghostbusters 2.0 suffers from the anxiety of influence - or, more specifically, from the fear of not wanting to alienate the fans (Gen X'ers and others) of 1.0.
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