Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 15, 2016
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
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Critic Score
73%
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52%

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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghostbusters does an impressive job of standing on its own as a freewheeling, marvelously cast supernatural comedy -- even if it can't help but pale somewhat in comparison with the classic original.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The fact that the '84 version became a phenom is as strange, really, as the 2016 version becoming a war between idiot men and all kinds of women.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

So, how do the Ghostbusters of today shape up against the boys of yesteryear? Pretty well ...

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George Thomas
The Cleveland Movie Blog

The cast milks every laugh from the material given, but ultimately it isn't enough.

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Matthew Rozsa
Salon.com

It aims to be a good family film for the summer movie season, and it fits right in with the buttery popcorn I ate while watching it.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This is a mediocre horror/comedy that deserves neither high praise nor disparagement.

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Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

Like [Bill] Murray and [Dan] Ackroyd before them, Kristin Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have rightfully earned their place as comedic icons of this generation.

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Megan Garber
The Atlantic

It's funny, and nuanced in its funniness: hehs to haaaaaaas to lols.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As is so often the case with special-effects-heavy movies, the character comedy quickly gets trampled by the effects (in this case, not special).

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tt stern-enzi
Cincinnati CityBeat

Where the film succeeds is with its talented cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
Once again the remake train derails into another franchise with Ghostbusters, the 2016 comedy that seems to be made by people who have never seen the original… More
Drake Tsui
With an all star cast of talented comedians the new GB has no trouble bringing the fun. This is both a blessing and a curse as the film has little breathing… More
Phil Hubbs
Ghost Corps huh, opening credits and straight away the first sign of a planned, multi-movie franchise...they never learn. Anyway, who ya gonna call? certainly… More
JY Skacto
Paul Feig fires the streams in Ghostbusters. For nearly 2 hours of screen time, Ghostbusters manages to entertain, even through the credits. The laughs are… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Don't even listen to what the sexist detractors are pouting so much about, this excellent, hilarious reboot is even better than the original movie, with… More
Kevin M. Williams
Memories, yes, of the original HAUNTS this effort that bravely attempts to recreate the feel of times gone by. The ladies have mucho huevos but would've… More