Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

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
ActionComedyScience FictionBlockbuster
73%
want to see

Reviews & comments

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

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

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

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

...for this film for a little over forty years. It's not the best movie ever, but it has heroes who are women and who just behave like heroes, not because of some guy. They are allowed to be sloppy and messy and sexy in a very not standard way of being sexy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be purchasing the DVD so that I can watch certain scenes over and...

5.0
0

Totally enjoyed this re-envisioning of Ghostbusters. I would recommend checking it out. Good story, good comedy, and the girls do well in taking on an iconic team role. The Ghostbusters team had an excellent chemistry and created the right sort of tone for the movie. Melissa McCarthy as usual was brilliant. Loved Chris Hemsworth as the receptionist such a...

4.0
0

Honestly, if you’re upset that Hollywood dared remake a classic then you need to get out more. Heck they’ve remade BEN HUR (again), done another STAR WARS (again), another MAGNIFICENT 7 (again, again), and by the time I finish this sentence they’ll have rebooted the BATMAN, TRANSFORMERS and SPIDER-MAN franchises again (again). If you’re upset that the...

3.0
0

The original Ghostbusters may have left an indelible imprint on pop culture when it debuted back in the middle of 1984, but its most important legacy may be the fact that now, in 2016, little girls around the world finally have a big-budget, mainstream Hollywood entertainment that features four female role models who are defined by their friendship,...

3.0
0

I've only seen snippets of the original Ghostbusters so I'm definitely not one of those die hard fans. After seeing the negative reaction the trailer received I went to this kinda by accident (there were no other films on last night) expecting the absolutely worst. But I was more than pleasantly surprised - it everything a good blockbuster should be: light...

4.0
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

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

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

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

...for this film for a little over forty years. It's not the best movie ever, but it has heroes who are women and who just behave like heroes, not because of some guy. They are allowed to be sloppy and messy and sexy in a very not standard way of being sexy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be purchasing the DVD so that I can watch certain scenes over and...

5.0
0

Totally enjoyed this re-envisioning of Ghostbusters. I would recommend checking it out. Good story, good comedy, and the girls do well in taking on an iconic team role. The Ghostbusters team had an excellent chemistry and created the right sort of tone for the movie. Melissa McCarthy as usual was brilliant. Loved Chris Hemsworth as the receptionist such...

4.0
0

Honestly, if you’re upset that Hollywood dared remake a classic then you need to get out more. Heck they’ve remade BEN HUR (again), done another STAR WARS (again), another MAGNIFICENT 7 (again, again), and by the time I finish this sentence they’ll have rebooted the BATMAN, TRANSFORMERS and SPIDER-MAN franchises again (again). If you’re upset that the...

3.0
0

The original Ghostbusters may have left an indelible imprint on pop culture when it debuted back in the middle of 1984, but its most important legacy may be the fact that now, in 2016, little girls around the world finally have a big-budget, mainstream Hollywood entertainment that features four female role models who are defined by their friendship,...

3.0
0

I've only seen snippets of the original Ghostbusters so I'm definitely not one of those die hard fans. After seeing the negative reaction the trailer received I went to this kinda by accident (there were no other films on last night) expecting the absolutely worst. But I was more than pleasantly surprised - it everything a good blockbuster should be:...

4.0
0