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Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear star in director David Koepp's fantasy comedy concerning Bertram Pincus, a dentist who gains the ability to communicate with the dead after momentarily dying during a routine medical procedure. When the dearly departed begin requesting favors from Dr. Pincus, the self-absorbed dentist finds that living with ghosts isn't easy. Fortunately, recently deceased businessman Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) agrees to keep the dead at bay if Dr. Pincus will just agree to prevent his widow, Gwen (Téa Leoni), from tying the knot to humorless human rights lawyer Richard… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is alternately tender, sad and smart. It's also very funny."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Naturally, Koepp makes it his business to redeem this unpleasant character and recast him as an acceptable stand-in for a romantic lead. But cynics should not despair; it's not a complete makeover."
‑ Tom Charity,
"One poor soul is buck naked. I don't even want to know how he kicked the bucket."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The Town isn't as impressive as Affleck's directing debut, 2007's Gone Baby Gone, but he handles the action scenes with brutal efficiency and gets terrific performances from his co-stars."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Ghost Town is funny and moves along briskly, fulfilling the two most important qualities of a romantic comedy."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"This just kind of fell flat."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"It's enlivened by the performance of Ricky Gervais as Bertram Pincus, a latter-day Scrooge for whom the living are no less annoying than the dead."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The big screen's best use of the talents of the sarcastic, ever put-upon Mr. Gervais."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Yes, there are gags about mummy penises and canine halitosis, but other sublime moments recall Albert Brooks' social-satire heyday. Given the otherworldly elements, David Koepp's "Ghost Town" sweetly hits the heights of Brooks' "Defending Your Life.""
‑ Nick Rogers,
"This is a good romantic comedy, and that is a genre that often gets messed up. Here, the old formula comes out just right."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Enjoyable as it is to see Gervais trying (and often succeeding) to make something of the mediocre dialogue, it's not enough."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"The best part of the movie is watching Gervais and Leoni delight in each other in scenes that burst with spontaneity and genuine warmth."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Dozens of other movies have romped on the same grass. But Gervais spritzes everything in Ghost Town with a delightfully refreshing comic mist."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"The pudgy Brit looks right at home here on the big screen, starring in a romantic comedy in which we're asked to believe he might have a chance with Tea Leoni. And you know what? He makes us believe."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Rises above expectations, even though it never quite shatters the genre mould."
‑ James White, SFX Magazine
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