A Ghost Story
A Ghost Story (2017)

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Ghost Story deftly manages its ambitious themes through an inventive, artful, and ultimately poignant exploration of love and loss.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

This is really about the quiet life of a ghost, haunting a house where contentment once lived. Bring patience - and a fondness for Malick-ish stillness - and perhaps find reward.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

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

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Miguel Muñoz Garnica
El antepenúltimo mohicano

A Ghost Story, the work of a filmmaker in creative effervescence, is the organicity with which the minimalism of its internal elements causes a maximalism of existential discourses. [Full review in Spanish]

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

A sneakily ambitious meditation on life after death, the endurance of romantic connection, and the value we place on the spaces we occupy.

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Scott Davis
HeyUGuys

A Ghost Story is an exquisite, thoughtful, moving and truly wonderful piece of cinema

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

A film that I can guarantee you people will revisit and discuss for years to come. It's daring, strange, and unforgettable.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

Lowery's film haunts with its highly localised perspective on human history, as it goes/stays on a quest for a scrap of deferred meaning.

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