Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

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Ghostbusters (2016)

The third Ghostbusters film - a reboot from Bridemaids director Paul Feig and two of its stars, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. They are joined by Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.

Another Ghostbusters movie has long been speculated (the originals were made in 1984 and '89), spearheaded by co-creator Dan Akroyd. After years of failed attempts, rumours suggest Sony Pictures are now planning a series of inter-connected Ghostbusters movies to follow, with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt potentially headlining a follow-up to Feig's.

2016Rating: PG, Coarse language & some scenes may scare very young children116 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

I was beyond excited when it was announced that Paul Feig was rebooting Ghostbusters with a handful of my favourite comedians. And naturally I was shocked that such a large chunk of the movie-watching world objected to the premise. I very much wanted this film to be so transcendental, so side-splittingly funny, that those people would melt on the floor of their parents’ basements in remorse.

3.0
0

Mediocre.

With a rebooted cast and story, it's still funny and enjoyable.

3.0
0

The best part is the cameos from the original Ghostbusters actors

2.0
0

A refreshing new action-comedy

Ghostbusters is an uplifting change to a franchise that has been mediocre at best for the last few years. The original is fine, yes, but this film was a blast. It's wonderful. This isn't a gender thing. It's a movie thing. I maintain that most of these jokes would land fine with an all-male cast. It's witty, charming, and just plain neat. Ghostbusters...

5.0
0

Shame

Went for a nostalgia hit but was a miss for me. Too loud, too long and the jokes?...lame. Almost walked out but kept thinking "it must get better?". (2 stars for Chris Hemsworth and the otherwise all girl cast who tried their best with the drivel of a script)

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Both funnier and scarier than Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original, [although it] doesn’t do nearly enough to innovate on what has come before.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

For all its warm-hearted fun, well-crafted thrills, careful nostalgia and girl-powered gadgetry, this fast-paced family film doesn't always feel like a natural fit for Hollywood's favourite genre-bender.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Here’s a summer movie starring a girl squad proud of its big brains and tacky jumpsuits. You could call that a supernatural event in itself.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The 2016 vintage of Ghostbusters speaks to its time with the same withering comic accuracy and hot-air-balloon-sized sense of fun as the 1984 original.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The new, cheerfully silly "Ghostbusters" is that rarest of big-studio offerings - a movie that is a lot of enjoyable, disposable fun.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Though hats are respectfully doffed, this is a four-woman show, deftly managed to allow all the leads a chance to showcase their own distinct brands of comedy.

4.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

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.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Some of you are going to love it. And some of you are going to hate it. Me, I'm happy I chose the former.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Despite the inspired idea of rebooting the Ghostbusters as gal-geeks, the movie's not great either

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's all busy-ness, noise and chaos, with zero thrills and very little sustainable comic buoyancy.

0
Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

I was beyond excited when it was announced that Paul Feig was rebooting Ghostbusters with a handful of my favourite comedians. And naturally I was shocked that such a large chunk of the movie-watching world objected to the premise. I very much wanted this film to be so transcendental, so side-splittingly funny, that those people would melt on the floor of their parents’ basements in remorse.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Both funnier and scarier than Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original, [although it] doesn’t do nearly enough to innovate on what has come before.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

For all its warm-hearted fun, well-crafted thrills, careful nostalgia and girl-powered gadgetry, this fast-paced family film doesn't always feel like a natural fit for Hollywood's favourite genre-bender.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Here’s a summer movie starring a girl squad proud of its big brains and tacky jumpsuits. You could call that a supernatural event in itself.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The 2016 vintage of Ghostbusters speaks to its time with the same withering comic accuracy and hot-air-balloon-sized sense of fun as the 1984 original.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The new, cheerfully silly "Ghostbusters" is that rarest of big-studio offerings - a movie that is a lot of enjoyable, disposable fun.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Though hats are respectfully doffed, this is a four-woman show, deftly managed to allow all the leads a chance to showcase their own distinct brands of comedy.

4.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

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.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Some of you are going to love it. And some of you are going to hate it. Me, I'm happy I chose the former.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Despite the inspired idea of rebooting the Ghostbusters as gal-geeks, the movie's not great either

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's all busy-ness, noise and chaos, with zero thrills and very little sustainable comic buoyancy.

0

Mediocre.

With a rebooted cast and story, it's still funny and enjoyable.

3.0
0

The best part is the cameos from the original Ghostbusters actors

2.0
0

A refreshing new action-comedy

Ghostbusters is an uplifting change to a franchise that has been mediocre at best for the last few years. The original is fine, yes, but this film was a blast. It's wonderful. This isn't a gender thing. It's a movie thing. I maintain that most of these jokes would land fine with an all-male cast. It's witty, charming, and just plain neat. Ghostbusters...

5.0
0

Shame

Went for a nostalgia hit but was a miss for me. Too loud, too long and the jokes?...lame. Almost walked out but kept thinking "it must get better?". (2 stars for Chris Hemsworth and the otherwise all girl cast who tried their best with the drivel of a script)

2.0
0