“Who Ya Gonna Call???!!”
“Who Ya Gonna Call? Sheer Awesomeness.”
“Let's Show This Prehistoric Bitch How We Do Things Downtown”
“MY FAVOURITE FILM EVER!!”
“This Movie Has So Many Quoteable Lines”
There is more attention to special effects than to humor.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
What's not to like?
Andrew Pulver - Guardian [UK]
This movie is an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Essentially a $30 million version of Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy but not at all a bad time, thanks mainly to Bill Murray's incredibly dry line readings and director Ivan Reitman's maintenance of a moderately coherent tone and plotline.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Only intermittently impressive.
Whoever thought of having evil's final manifestation take the form of a 100-ft. marshmallow deserves the rational mind's eternal gratitude.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
Richard Roeper - ReelzChannel.com
"Ghostbusters" is a fun romp with a couple of comedy's greatest stars at the top of their game.
Michael A. Smith - MediaMikes
As funny, spooky and marvellous as ever.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
It provoked huge box-office success in 1984 and is still director Ivan Reitman's defining movie.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
The leads' chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd's nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray - and there's even the odd surprise.
Andrew Lowry - Total Film
The often dazzling, special effects-driven slapstick tends to overshadow the fact that there are some slyer, more sophisticated laughs on offer in this blockbusting family comedy.
John Ferguson - Radio Times
Paranormal fun for tweens and up; some scares.
Alex Orner - Common Sense Media
A comedy first, a horror film second... but a successful enough hybrid of those things that it would be wrong to try to limit it generically.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
The movie's tongue-in-cheek (and pre-subprime) satire of surging capitalist hubris is scarcely mitigated by the necessary fairy-tale ending.
Eric Henderson - Slant Magazine
Stuffed with wisecracking, punning and essential deadpanning care of the film's most notable star performer Murray (who has such delivery down as a fine art), the film also packs in a half-decent narrative.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
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Rory L. Aronsky - Screen It!
Fantastic all the way
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
With his deadpan delivery and snide quips, Murray more than holds his own amid the myriad state-of-the-art special effects.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
The story of a trio of incompetent 'experts' in the paranormal (Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis), who set up as ghostbusters after they are canned from their college sinecures, is less cynical a construction than it sounds.
- Time Out
The perfect marriage of big-budget sci-fi spectacle and character-based comedy schtick.
Scott Weinberg - DVD Clinic
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Dan Aykroyd's inventive comedy concept for Ghostbusters attracted an all-star comedy team to bust out an classic of mainstream '80s cinema.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Greg Maki - Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
One of a kind super comedy of ghosts & special effects
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Everyone's at the top of their game for this one. Even Ernie Hudson has never been this good since.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Dan Fazio - Citysearch
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Josh Gilchrist - Billings Outpost (Montana)
A screwy and mischievous movie fueled by endless reserves of comic energy
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
A classic. Funny, great special effects and a cultural phenomenon.
Fred Topel - About.com
The epitome of 80s comedies and source of many a pop culture tagline.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
For six months in 1984, no one could escape this film; only when the hype died down could its wit and humor be appreciated.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
It's nowhere near as good as it's supposed to be.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Murray and scribe Ramis defy all logic and turn it into a movie you'd want to watch over and over.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Reitman did well with his casting, turning in one of the most original comedies ever.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
The comedy here is solid gold, Bill Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
As entertaining today as it ever was, a classic to be treasured by all.
Caroline Westbrook - Empire Magazine
It remains as one of the more entertaining pieces of cinema of the previous decade.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Ghostbusters (1984) is the comedic tale of three ghost exterminators in the city of New York.
Tim Dirks - Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
The perfect Xer movie.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
I had a good giggle watching Ghostbusters again, and I recommend checking it out for an evening of turn-your-brain-off entertainment.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid