Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 31, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghost in the Shell boasts cool visuals and a compelling central performance from Scarlett Johansson, but the end result lacks the magic of the movie's classic source material.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Sadly, as the plot proceeds, Sanders begins to duck ... bothersome concepts. He picks a more sentimental path, which leads Major, following the example of Jason Bourne, on a quest to discover who she truly is.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's unfortunate, if predictable, that Hollywood found it necessary to almost entirely eliminate deep think in favor of deep action.

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James Croot

Ghost in the Shell reminds one of another adaptation with whizzy visuals and an ass-kicking leading lady battling an evil corporation while wearing a series of eye-popping outfits - Resident Evil.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

It gets bogged down in aesthetics that are stimulating only for the sake of stimulation, seemingly without a flicker of thought behind them. Shell indeed, but there's no ghost at home.

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James Berardinelli

Ghost in the Shell is visually compelling but tone deaf.

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Neil Soans
The Times of India

The world of 'Ghost in the Shell' is truly a sight to behold, with an amalgamation of a neo-noir landscape along with a gritty, greasy cyberpunk underbelly.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

A flimsy copy of a copy, one that recreates some of the anime's set-pieces nearly shot for shot, but then pares away nearly everything else that made the original a classic.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

It only works up much feeling when it is trying to defend itself against protests that might affect its bottom line. You won't be much moved by that either.

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Rachit Gupta

The very idea of ghost in a metallic shell talks of a surreal irony. A deep concept that vanishes in Hollywood's ambition to carve out a franchise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
Not amazing but far from disappointing.
Michael S
This slick remake was a big surprise to me. Unnecessary? Sure. Good? You bet. The visuals, soundtrack, art design, and Johansson are all in fine form. Director… More
Phil Hubbs
I have seen very few Japanese animated movies in my time on this small blue planet, in fact I can count on one hand how little I've seen. 'Akira'… More
Stuart Brooks
Really enjoyed it, but I did with the anime. Not as subtle as that, but still a fun scifi romp.
Christian C
Give up the ghost. This film's awful.
JY Skacto
Rupert Sanders delivers a shell with no ghost in Ghost in the Shell. Downloading in at 100 minutes, Ghost in the Shell shelves out a visual display with a… More