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Ghostbusters


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  Ghostbusters Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.13 /10
 
Starring
Bill Murray , Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
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Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

 
 
 
Released: 1984
   
Genre: UNDERRATED
HORROR
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 105
 
 


 

Drop-out parapsychologists fight a plague of ghosts in New York City.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Fun for almost all the family (but not the very young, who will find it frightening). Sophisticates will enjoy moments of surreal humour, such as the moment Sigourney Weaver is revealed as the owner of a haunted refrigerator. The leading actors are funny as the misunderstood academics who save Manhattan from supernatural invasion - though there’s an oafishness about them which is at times unappealing, and only Murray’s character is properly characterised. (Ernie Hudson, the one black ghostbuster, is given virtually nothing to do.)The special effects are loud, spectacular, and sometimes scary. Some of them are also witty. Mixed reviews did not prevent this from being a massive hit, which gave rise to a vastly inferior, even more raucous sequel.

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