High Spirits
High Spirits (1988)

The owner of an Irish castle decides to attract visitors by falsely claiming that the building is haunted, only to have a pair of real ancestral spirits start causing trouble in this uneven attempt at fantasy-comedy. The story centers on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 18, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Cathy Burke
United Press International

It is a cast perfectly blended to this story of human foibles and eternal love. And best of all, each actor, whether their part is large or small, seems to genuinely enjoy the high-jinks they are helping create.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

I saw this movie when I was lonely and it helped somewhat.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not Neil Jordan at his best

J.C. Mašek III

High Spirits is a good time but the film is far from Jordan's best, and isn't quite what one would call "memorable", even with the fun effects and witty quips from O'Toole.

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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Ghastly ghost story.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

High Spirits most clearly resembles a disturbingly hollow combination of Ghostbusters, Police Academy, and every loud noise you've ever heard.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Flat and sitcom-y; Hannah's costume looks like a plastic trash bag

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

What was Neil Jordan thinking?

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Some dilapidated castle in Ireland seeks to renovate its image but selling to thrill-seeking Yankees the possibility that it may be a haunted castle.… More
Dean McKenna
The tale of Peter O'Toole turning his ramshackle Irish castle into a haunted tourist attraction is quite okay and funny.
Phil Hubbs
So I'm betting this is a Neil Jordan film many haven't come across, a classically 80's production with a mix of your most well known 80's… More
Sean Gillespie
Don't forget Liam Neeson!
Tim Salmons
Great little comedy/scare fest with a great cast!
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