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Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

Customer Reviews

Just awful

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App-gameking
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2019-01-23
What an awful film to have the same name to a timeless classic! Don’t understand why anyone from the this cast would be upset not to be included! It’s just awful! Don’t bother

Avoid watching this tripe

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Stevej19
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2019-01-23
Unnecessary and awful. Just awful.

Ghostbusters Review

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jdksknch
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2018-12-27
So good! Really funny cast - where my Kate McKinnon obsession started

Oh the pain - Should never have been made!!

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RhysWilliams1
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2018-11-10
So very, very bad.... oh why would you make this film... nothing is good about it, music is bad and the script is worse.... honestly, it really is not a film anyone should watch and I wish I had not. To make things worse it is a very bad chick flick, even my wife who loved bridesmaids hated it... please don't buy it, or they might make more. Seriously I want to undo watching it, let alone the regret I have for buying it. My wife stopped watching after about an hour!

It was Chris Hemsworth’s fault

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Elarairah Hareshide
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2018-09-03
The movie was going good but Hemsworth’s tacky OTT acting (which was embarrassing to watch) made the movie silly. He was trying too hard to have fun.

Nope nope nope!

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TheBigFella81
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2018-06-20
This film didn’t make me laugh once, wife turned it off after an hour because it was that bad! Finished it the next day alone on the commute, still didn’t laugh...

Stunned!

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GavWes
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2018-06-14
I can’t believe some of the reviews I’m seeing. Congratulations to all involved in these remake coz this has to be one of the worst films I’ve EVER seen

The Extended Version On This is The Best Version Of This Film

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JP QUINN 35
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2018-04-13
The Extended Version On This is The Best Version Of This Film 🙂🙂👍🏻👍🏻

Very good movie

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Blutoon
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2018-01-24
I was not very sure if I would enjoy this movie. I don't usually like remakes of the old classics. But I have to say that this movie is highly entertaining, great special effects and some good comedy well worth the price

It’s just really poor

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The Humble Master
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2017-11-15
Just not very good. I barely made it to the end of the movie

I'm watching it

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Kraeto77
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2017-10-29
Is it just me or is Feltsman really hot

Ghostbusters 2016

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Jaylaw-geo
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2017-10-06
Haters gonna hate, I suppose, which is a shame as, for a reboot, it's not that bad. Some of the jokes are cheesy, but there are moments like that in a lot of flicks, remakes or originals.
The cartoon ghostie is cute, and what it becomes is suitably ghastly, Slimer gets a mention, and one of the original cast gets to cameo as a doubter.
If you want the original Ghostbusters, go for it by all means, but whoever ya wanna call, just grab the popcorn and your proton pack and don't take it seriously! :D

Better than the last two

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noodle944s3
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2017-09-22
Great movie 😀😀

Awful. Waste of time. Avoid.

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The_Mighty_Kidd
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2017-06-27
I'll give pretty much everything the benefit of the doubt. This film was eviscerated by the public even before it was released.
Sadly the public proved correct. This film is poor. So poor it should outside shouting "Big issue!" Or just begging for change.
The comedy is non-existent. There's zero chemistry between the lead actors. Don't waste your precious time or money.
You'll have a better time watching your hair grow, in the mirror....

Awful

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Dozenthapple
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2017-06-18
Despite all the hype it's a rip off of the first one and a bad one at that.

Hilarious!

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🐢🐥🍀🍷😡👄😏
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2017-06-01
This film has a brilliant cast and brilliant comedy! Definitely worth the purchase!

Great Film

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Pocketcups
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2017-05-28
Let's be real, the majority of the people who hated this film did so because of the female cast. But to be honest, that's what made it for me. Any concept, esp with action and sci-fi, can be refreshed and become infinitely more interesting when it's not the same group of dudes over and over. Good to get some variety! Loved it

Like watching a low budget soap

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iray001
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2017-02-13
A poor copy of the original films. Too much talk and not much action until the very end. The cameo roles of the original cast do nothing for it. For the most part It was like watching a low budget tV soap. I really wish I had not bought this.

Kate McKinnon 😍

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*KLH*
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2017-02-13
I loved this re-make, Kate McKinnons character Holtzmann steals the show. Lots of ester eggs for the original. Chris Hemsworth is awesome too. Definitely worth a watch.

Plagiarising Makes You Feel Good (Not)

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Tim Wilson (indytim)
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2017-02-03
If you want to ride on the coat tails of one of cinema’s most beloved franchises you better make sure you get it right. Alternatively, you could do what the makers of 'Ghostbusters: Answer The Call' have done by simply taking the money and run.
Devoid of the charm or wit that made the original film such a delight this reboot of the comedy classic leaves a bitter taste of a lazy Hollywood cash grab long after the credits have rolled.
The fault lays firmly at the feet of director (and co-writer) Paul Feig, namely his lack of creativity. Rather than offering a fresh, innovative story he has simply switched the gender of the protagonists. That’s it. That’s all he’s done. He’s even matched the racial dynamic of the original team. Lackadaisical writing at its finest.
The film doesn’t so much have a script, more of a check list. All the salient plot points of the original occur in this one. There’s no new tale being told here.
There is a certain sense of irony that a film claiming to be a victim of misogyny actually takes glee in being misandristic every chance that it gets. There’s not a single male character is the film that isn’t portrayed in a negative context. This film would be better being called 'Manbashers' rather than 'Ghostbusters'.
If you want to see a remake of the original 'Ghostbusters' then watch 'Be Kind Rewind'. It did it far better and much funnier.
Answer The Call? No. On this occasion just let it ring.

Sigh

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JT-Glasgow
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2017-01-09
Sigh..it really has no redeeming features.

Amazing

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Australianpotato🦄
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2017-01-09
I watched this movie on an emirates plane and I wanted to watch it again! I love this movie and you should buy it! It last worth the money😜

Rubbish

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Jamess04
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2017-01-03
Just read all other comments it says my opinion

So Bad Don't Rent It!!!!

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Bazey266
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2017-01-02
The story is crap, so is the acting. Its not funny at all and to top it's weakness it has the old cast pop in.
Its a disgrace to the original movie.

Ghost Busters 2016

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Edward VN
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2016-12-25
Awful, awful, awful film..!!!
The worst ever!!!!

It's not that bad....

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Masmithx1977
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2016-12-24
I've watched this twice now. The first Time I was out to hate it comparing it to the original movie. The second time I watched it with an open mind. And as a stand alone film it's pretty good. I even laughed at some of the cheesy jokes etc. So all you haters need to just move on from your childhood memories. I know the original won't be beaten as a classic masterpiece and I remember watching it as a kid in 1984 at the cinema etc. But this version isn't all that bad. It could be worse just look at robocop 3 compared to the first two..... now that was bad lol

Oh dear

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Jplammo
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2016-12-23
30 odd years after the ghost busters original film it is an iconic movie....... 30 years after this one it will just be an embarrassing moment in movie history, what on earth was they thinking! That's part of my life I'll never get back..... I think I'll come back after death and haunt the idiots that thought it up! Save your self the cost of renting it and buy a kebab or something....

Phenomenal!!!😆

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934899NATCHO84928
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2016-12-14
Seriously, HILARIOUS 😂!!! I feel so bad for the dudes that made this movie, if they read the other reviews because that's gonna put them down but this is an unmissable epic block-buster and if you don't get it then ur seriously missing out! Favourite movie by FAR! Plus, there's these reviews that say the effects are lousy but the ghosts 👻 are pretty realistic and the gun affects weren't even MEANT to be realistic! Must-buy so don't miss out!!!

Not a bad remake

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The Rising
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2016-12-10
Definitely enjoyed the cameo moments from the original cast. Jokes did seem a little too silly tbh, but the effects were nice and it ticked along well.

Where to begin.....

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Super Simple
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2016-12-06
Film was ok as far as the main characters go but didn't see the point of the cameos or Hemsworth's role in the film at all. Not sure we needed a remake of an 80's classic. They should have made it a continuation of the originals and it might have been better.

Poor

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Mickey 20VT
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2016-12-02
All hype with no substance. If your too young to remember the 80s original watch it, compare and then be honest with yourself which was better. No this pile of .....

Excellent!

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Cehedley
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2016-12-01
I wasn't expecting much when I went to see this but ended up loving every minute. All the women were fantastic, and the script was superb. Great to have a fresh take on the Ghostbusters concept

Suprisingly better than expected.

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damonr
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2016-11-28
It was entertaining and passed the 6 laugh test. The only time it didn't work was when Melissa Mcarthy was allowed to just riff off script - she just isn't as funny as she thinks she is.

Fantastic!!!!!🌞

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SIR LEE W FRAYLING
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2016-11-27
This film I give 10 out of 10 it was really good I enjoyed it I was sitting on the chair and my uncle ended up on the floor excellent I recommend you watching it. From Connor Louis aged eight

bad

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rossv1980
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2016-11-25
big fan of ghostbusters didn't mind there being a female cast. more like a very bad spoof than a remake, hope there is not a sequel next time a film gets rebooted ues the other foot

I think they done a good job

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*+*LawLaw*+*
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2016-11-21
They have done a good job and really does pays tribute to the original. Its not the same and it shouldn't be treated as it is, as nothing can replace the original film. It's a very strong cast together, the story line is good too and has the right type of humour. There are even cameos from the original cast. I think a lot of what put it down was people not giving it a chance (I'm not a big fan of remakes), but I'd thought I'd give it a try. There are a lot of Hollywood stereotypes that make females 'dumbed down' in movies ie Disney princesses etc. Stephen King hates the Shining (the one with Jack Nicholson) so he made his on mini series, this was largely due to Shelley Duvall character being 'dumbed down' and always screaming. I quite like watching movies where woman are portrayed as being strong, intelligent and can do comedy. If it was a all male cast you wouldn't have people to jump at it so much. I think it should be appreciated for what it is and that's why it has 4 stars from me😁

Terrible

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I said Woo!
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2016-11-21
Thought I was watching a bad version of Scooby Doo. You can see where SNL themes are evident in the screen play - tries too hard to be funny. Original actors of the first pay homage with cameos but even that is poorly done. Not a patch, or even on the same page/planet/universe as the original - found Chris Hems character just irritating.

Actually pretty enjoyable

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LummersD
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2016-11-21
I was dead against this remake. As a child of the eighties, the films I grew up with I hold dear to my heart. Every time I hear of a remake or reboot coming, it boils my kettle.
Out of morbid curiosity, I rented this to see how much of a car crash it obviously would be.
Well, I enjoyed it. Laughed out loud in in few places. It drags a bit in the last act, and Leslie Jones' character is an appalling racial stereotype, but I have seen much, much worse films than this. In fact, I bought it the following day.
A remake that is no worse (or better) than the original.

This is Terrible

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fac192
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2016-11-20
Managed about 40 minutes this is pathetic . It's not even a shadow of its original if iTunes sell it for a quid don't bother .

Dreadful

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Padddington
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2016-11-20
Sorry, but this film is dreadful ! Loved the original films, don't waste your money & time on this poor remake.

Terrible. Not even Kristen Wiig could save this one.

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Airchie
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2016-11-20
This was just awful. For a reboot it tried to stick too closely to the scenes & themes of the original and seemed to rely on the special effects to rescue it. The comedy seems forced and it just wasn't funny. I think they'd have made a better film if they had tried to do a continuation/follow on rather than what amounts to a poor remake of the original film.

Just dreadful

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Mackraken
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2016-11-19
Boring, poorly acted and overall a big turkey. Wasted 2 hours trying and hoping it would be good. Sadly not, very bad.

Fresh. Funny and re-watchable

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tomkirbygreen
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2016-11-18
While many of the jokes rely on the first movie for their set up, this film stands on its own. It is as good, not better, than the original. It's not just the mirror image of the majority of male dominated action movies, it delivers bucket loads of action but does so with a sly wink and is never vicious when subverting stereotypes. But never mind all that, the script is tight, the dialogue brilliant, the performances and casting spot on, with great special effects and real chemistry between the principal characters.

Garbage

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Jambojohn
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2016-11-18
Cash in, all male characters are stupid, no charm, story or character. Awful

Awesome!

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Daisykinn1
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2016-11-17
Hilarious with nods to the original. Loved it.

Worth watching...

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markus ho
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2016-11-17
I enjoyed the film more than I thought I would. Really enjoyed the cameos, especially the Harold Ramis nod and the Slimer joyride. The comedy was spot on...and the story come to that. Peoples opinions of the film will vary but if you don't want to risk paying the full asking price then wait a couple of weeks for the rental to come out. I'd avoid reading comments from people who have a bee in their bonnet about this versus the old version...they are completely different films.

Avoid

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HoratioSB
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2016-11-16
Appalling follow up- filled with cheap jokes alluding to female anatomy. If Apple had a conscience they would refund my money.

Ghostbusters, WHAT?

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dgpUK
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2016-11-14
Not worthy of the name!!! Watch the 1984 Ghostbusters.

Not sorry I bought this

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BunnyToodles
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2016-11-14
This film is great. I was expecting average, but it was joyful, funny and I want to watch it again straight away. I love the originals, but I have no problem with this remake. It is a different story to the original. Remakes are usually tired, this was not. Also all the cameos were actually good, such a rare thing.