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
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
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Critic Score: 90% 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.

Chris Barton
Los Angeles Times

The film stubbornly refuses to connect with its deeper themes because of a vague, self-consciously arty structure and a pace so deliberate it approaches a stand-still.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"A Ghost Story" is an oddly haunting, wholly original trip.

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Jaime Fa de Lucas

... the film ends up looking like a launch of undeveloped ideas, to see if the hodgepodge deceives the viewer and makes the film look deep. [Full review in Spanish]

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Bob Mondello

A meditation on loss but also on legacy - on our enduring need to endure.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

You may not understand "A Ghost Story." But you won't forget it.

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

This might ultimately be not much more than an exercise in visual montage, but with the help of a powerful score from Daniel Hart, the effect is mesmerising and, yes, haunting.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

An adventure in mundanity that makes excellent use of the tension between those two words.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A Ghost Story is the most unusual and loneliest phantasm saga ever to give you the shivers.

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Javier Ocańa
El Pais (Spain)

Lowery's film shows an exquisite taste for framing. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Not for everyone, especially those seeking a quick thrill, this rumination on death and the afterlife is laced through and through with poetry and longing, and… More
Nate Zoebl
Ever wanted to see Oscar-nominated actress Rooney Mara eat a pie? Odd question, I realize, but apparently one that writer/director David Lowery felt compelled… More
Mark Walker
David Lowery is fast becoming a director to keep a close eye on. His Malick-esque Ain't Them Bodies Saints struck a strong indie and meditative vibe before… More
Mark Harper
The premise is thin, the dialogue is scant and the acting is good. Although I really wanted to accept this concept and be moved by it, which I ALMOST was, I… More
KJ Proulx
This movie is simultaneously not for everyone, while also trying to demand everyone's attention. That statement may confuse some people, so please listen… More
Luke Andrews
A Ghost Story is a thematic contemporary minimalistic piece of cinema that will not appeal to many people. Straight away there were people leaving the cinema or… More