A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck posthumously returns to his home as a spirit and tries to reconnect with his former lover (Rooney Mara) in this David Lowery drama.

"Lowery's meticulously sparse narrative contemplates a spectral figure who was once a man (Affleck). Prematurely taken from this Earth, he makes his way toward his former home, where he is fated to remain forevermore. Shrouded in a white sheet, he observes the lament of his grief-stricken lover (Mara). Bearing unseen witness to her pain, the wisp stands sentry for years to come, interacting only with time as it hurtles further and further forward, the remnants of his humanity quietly evaporating." (Sundance Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Offensive language87 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

I don't normally take the time to review a film beyond the star rating, but I had to express how much I adored this film. This is an extraordinary, meditative and cosmic story that defies genre; it deals with loss, heartbreak and the meaning of life - yet the film discusses these themes with an incredible calmness. I loved it.

5.0
0

A staple in modern filmmaking.

I don't exactly hand around perfect reviews when it comes to films like candy, but 2017 has been such a good year, and I think I've found the gem of the year. Never before have I seen a film that can use even the most technical of film aspects such as sound and lighting, as well as directing and dialogue to convey its message. A Ghost Story is what I would...

5.0
0

a haunting reflection on grief and what lies beyond the last heartbeat

It is no spoiler to say there is nothing to be afraid of in this film. No blood to be seen, no jumps out of your seat. That could mean many supernatural and paranormal film fans will stay away, but they would be missing one of the most unusual and thought-provoking films seen in years. If you can look past the costume party white sheet with jagged...

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

I found A Ghost Story mostly alienating, at times even annoying.

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Variety

Variety

press

While Lowery's actual method of delivery may not be scary, it's sure to haunt those who open themselves up to the experience.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The film does, with great artistry and sincerity, the kind work of saying what so many of us have been thinking. It's our common late-night worries made manifest, then carried beyond our imagination.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The collision of aesthetics - a cartoonish, Halloween-costume-grade specter haunting a quiet indie - is the point where A Ghost Story asks the most of us. But how thrilling it is to be jostled.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A cheerful, funny, affectionate and endlessly loveable film about what it means to live a life.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A poetic meditation on time, memory and spiritual connection that is utterly true to its title.

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Collider

Collider

press

'A Ghost Story' is inventive, tragic, moving, and told with a deft touch. It will haunt you.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A Ghost Story is a deliberate abstraction, and as such, it's easy to appreciate its conceptual audacity and its visual beauty.

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

I found A Ghost Story mostly alienating, at times even annoying.

0
Variety

Variety

press

While Lowery's actual method of delivery may not be scary, it's sure to haunt those who open themselves up to the experience.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The film does, with great artistry and sincerity, the kind work of saying what so many of us have been thinking. It's our common late-night worries made manifest, then carried beyond our imagination.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The collision of aesthetics - a cartoonish, Halloween-costume-grade specter haunting a quiet indie - is the point where A Ghost Story asks the most of us. But how thrilling it is to be jostled.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A cheerful, funny, affectionate and endlessly loveable film about what it means to live a life.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A poetic meditation on time, memory and spiritual connection that is utterly true to its title.

0
Collider

Collider

press

'A Ghost Story' is inventive, tragic, moving, and told with a deft touch. It will haunt you.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A Ghost Story is a deliberate abstraction, and as such, it's easy to appreciate its conceptual audacity and its visual beauty.

4.0
0

I don't normally take the time to review a film beyond the star rating, but I had to express how much I adored this film. This is an extraordinary, meditative and cosmic story that defies genre; it deals with loss, heartbreak and the meaning of life - yet the film discusses these themes with an incredible calmness. I loved it.

5.0
0

A staple in modern filmmaking.

I don't exactly hand around perfect reviews when it comes to films like candy, but 2017 has been such a good year, and I think I've found the gem of the year. Never before have I seen a film that can use even the most technical of film aspects such as sound and lighting, as well as directing and dialogue to convey its message. A Ghost Story is what I...

5.0
0

a haunting reflection on grief and what lies beyond the last heartbeat

It is no spoiler to say there is nothing to be afraid of in this film. No blood to be seen, no jumps out of your seat. That could mean many supernatural and paranormal film fans will stay away, but they would be missing one of the most unusual and thought-provoking films seen in years. If you can look past the costume party white sheet with jagged...

4.0
0