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3,758 Ratings


Directed by Ivan Reitman
United States, 1984


Box office smash about a trio of parapsychology professors at Columbia University who band together to create their own ghost extermination business in New York City.

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Ghostbusters Directed by Ivan Reitman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1985 | 2 nominations including: Best Effects, Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

1985 | Winner: Best Original Song

1985 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

Golden Globes (USA)

1985 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

National Film Preservation Board

2015 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

The movie’s pacing isn’t nearly as brisk as it could be, and the lines of dialogue Ghostbusters heads love and quote most—“He slimed me”—sound like a parody of dumb comedy writing, the sort usually accompanied by an aggressively fake laugh track. By the end, the picture’s spirit is gloomy and ill-humored, as if it had tried hard to be a dark comedy and simply failed, leaving a vaguely sour taste in its wake.
July 14, 2016
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GHOSTBUSTERS is suffused with a particular heteronormative, ascetic intellectual machismo from start to finish. Feminine promiscuity, for example, is definitively linked here to demonic possession, and the absurd Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is defeated only through the violation of a puerile “stream-crossing” taboo, with our heroes simultaneously jizzing nuclear-powered laser beams into the glammy, gender-ambiguous Gozer’s icy ziggurat. A very serious diversion.
October 01, 2010
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