Lists: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Dark comedy, Fantasy Horror, Horror Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Erin Gilbert and Abby Bergman are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Bergman and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and try to save the world."

Overall Ranking: 2298 (Rank from 2016: # 99)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 6.25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 37.5%
Stale 6.25%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown88 - Despite the overabundance of sexist haters and franchise purists, this reboot succeeds on three fronts — charting a new course with lovable characters, honoring the legacy of the pop culture phenomenon that Ghostbusters was, and serving up endless comedic fun for old and new fans alike.
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Often Off Topic Allie Adkins80 - Nowhere near as bad as the grumpy critics have made it out to be. Good, honest fun!
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest80 - Wiig and McCarthy weren't nearly at their best, but McKinnon, Jones and Hemsworth were very entertaining. The plot was decent, the throwbacks were fun. I'd be interested in a sequel.
Bryan Lienesch80 - A solid reincarnation of a beloved franchise.
Lisa Marie Bowman75 - It's definitely uneven and nowhere as good as the original but it's still an entertaining comedy, featuring great work from Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine70 - As a kid in 1984, I was as in love with the original Ghostbusters as the rest of the nation. And I'm sure at some point I watched it again in the 90's; but when I tried to watch it again this past weekend (had to pay $1.99, can't believe Netflix didn't have it for free) to prepare myself for the reboot, I didn't feel like it held up. Amusing, but not nearly as dear to me as I thought it was. Now after seeing this 2016 Ghostbusters, in comparison, it makes the original Ghostbusters pure genius.
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Dave Examines Movies70
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/765(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Keith Noakes60(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10159
Keith And The Movies43(full review)
Minnesota Man35 - Not great...but then again neither is the original if you're being totally honest with your childhood self.
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People Involved

  • Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates)
  • Kristen Wiig (Erin Gilbert)
  • Kate McKinnon (Jillian Holtzmann)
  • Leslie Jones (Patty Tolan)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Kevin)
  • Andy García (NYC Mayor)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams (Hawkins)
  • Matt Walsh (Rourke)
  • Neil Casey (Rowan)
  • Cecily Strong ()
  • Nate Corddry (Leif)
  • Dan Aykroyd (Director)
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