Ghostbusters Reviews

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July 14, 2016
As is so often the case with special-effects-heavy movies, the character comedy quickly gets trampled by the effects (in this case, not special).
July 14, 2016
In her wily line delivery and cocksure swagger, McKinnon resembles nothing if not a young Bill Murray. Through her thick goggles is the impish spark that keeps movies like this in orbit.
July 14, 2016
These women are having fun just being together and getting to don matching jumpsuits and whale on undead spirits, and their evident joy makes us happy to hop in the hearse for a ride-along.
July 14, 2016
The blinding, brain-smacking mayhem can't wipe out the movie's core of good feeling. Even after the action goes bust, the film's gifted stars continue to radiate their own nuclear-powered, Amazonian brand of bonhomie.
July 14, 2016
How will the reboot be remembered a couple of decades down the line? Not as beloved, or beloathed; more likely as beliked, if it's remembered at all.
July 14, 2016
When in doubt, clobber the audience with a special-effects mardi gras.
July 14, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones make a formidable comic team in their own right - though McKinnon steals the show as oddball physics geek Holtzmann (the Egon, if you will).
July 14, 2016
It's no flawless classic, but it's an exciting and often funny ride through a neighborhood where something strange is going on.
July 14, 2016
This might have worked if the 1984 film were less well remembered, but it looms large over this production, which does little to distinguish itself.
July 14, 2016
These characters might even be more fun to watch in a movie that wasn't as beholden to its source. I'm saying I want a sequel, and maybe you should too. This one's pretty good. But it had a chance to be great.
July 14, 2016
It's OK. It's not a disaster. And it doesn't vindicate the naysayers. This film fails to fly not because it stars women, but because that's the only good idea it had.
July 14, 2016
McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon and Jones prove to be a relentlessly inventive comic ensemble. And Hemsworth is a revelation as a guy who's blissfully unaware of his sheer incompetence.
July 14, 2016
This Ghostbusters also improves in every way on the original, which has been insulated for years by nostalgia.
July 14, 2016
I would have preferred that they simply had shut their naysayers down by producing a better movie.
July 14, 2016
The real triumph of this new Ghostbusters is that it doesn't feel like an inversion, or an experiment, or a novelty. It just feels funny.
July 14, 2016
Hovering spirits of Ghostbusters past prove more treat than trick for Paul Feig's energetic reboot of the storied 1980s comedy franchise.
July 14, 2016
Those spiffy proton packs are in good hands.
July 13, 2016
The actresses are so quick and so supple, the force of their individual personalities and their irresistible camaraderie hoik the film up from its middling story and scripted jokes.
July 13, 2016
Let's take a moment for a tribute to McKinnon. Not only is she channeling Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown throughout -- the glasses, the hair, the whole thing -- but her random asides make the whole movie.
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.
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