Ghost Town
Ghost Town (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 27, 2008
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ricky Gervais' consistently sharp performance and beautifully dry execution transform this otherwise mainstream comedy into an endearing, funny, and altogether snappy romantic comedy. With ghosts.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It is alternately tender, sad and smart. It's also very funny.

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Tom Charity

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.

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Simon Miraudo

One poor soul is buck naked. I don't even want to know how he kicked the bucket.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

This just kind of fell flat.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

The big screen's best use of the talents of the sarcastic, ever put-upon Mr. Gervais.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Enjoyable as it is to see Gervais trying (and often succeeding) to make something of the mediocre dialogue, it's not enough.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The best part of the movie is watching Gervais and Leoni delight in each other in scenes that burst with spontaneity and genuine warmth.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Dozens of other movies have romped on the same grass. But Gervais spritzes everything in Ghost Town with a delightfully refreshing comic mist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
When I first saw the trailer for this, I thought it seemed like a quaint and interesting story. I've always had an undying fascination for things like… More
Anthony Lawrie
seem to be in the very small minority of people that can't stand Ricky Gervais and find him completely unfunny. I don't like his comedy style and the… More
Phil Hubbs
Can't help get rumblings of 'Ghost' in places here, especially near the end when Gervais is trying to win over the girl...but with a lighter… More
xGary Xx
An obnoxious and misanthropic dentist dies on the operating table and when he is revived finds he can communicate with the dead. Ghost Town is most definitely… More
Lady D'arbanville
My predicted rating: 2.5 I feel this film exceeded my expectations, just because I had been given the impression that it was a complete flop. It's easy… More
Drake Tsui
Great direction and lead performances make an otherwise generic romantic comedy with an absurd premise an enjoyable ride. In the wrong hands this would've… More

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