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5.1
/10
742 Ratings

Ghostbusters

Directed by Paul Feig
United States, 2016
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Synopsis

Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later Gilbert is laughed out of a teaching job at after the book resurfaces. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and are forced to save the world.

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Ghostbusters Directed by Paul Feig

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

Hugo Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

[Ghostbusters grows] less amusing in its second hour… Mostly, however, the remake chugs along pleasantly, albeit with a few barbed digs at occasional sexism (“Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts!” scoffs an all-too-plausible online comment when the girls post a video). And of course there’s Kate McKinnon.
August 02, 2016
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It’s an unfortunate movie for an extraordinary group of actors—which is why it’s important to distinguish the experience of watching the new “Ghostbusters,” which is difficult to celebrate, from the essential fact of its existence, which is a cause for celebration. That’s why, as a critic, I’m in conflict with myself—I want there to be more movies that resemble “Ghostbusters” in its casting and in its revision of exhausted and unchallenged tropes, but not in its bland and constrained artistry.
July 18, 2016
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The result is a handcrafted Etsy satchel bomb, lobbed at the same white-guy pandering popular culture that produced the original 32 years ago. Paul Feig’s woman-driven remake of the 1984 film is one of the more sneakily political movies released by a major studio this year, all the more so because it carries itself with such a poker-faced, “I’m only a movie—relax, bros!” vibe (which is exactly the kind of comment that critics get whenever they criticize the insubstantiality of superhero movies).
July 16, 2016
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