Here are the reviews of the new 2016 Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, directed by Paul Feig, written by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig. It is a reboot of the classic 1980s movie about ghost-fighting scientists.
The movie will be released July 15 2016.
Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Trailer
Ghostbusters Plot Summary
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
Ghostbusters 2016 Reviews
New York Times Ghostbusters (2016) Review: “Sliding into theaters on a river of slime and an endless supply of good vibes, the new, cheerfully silly “Ghostbusters” is that rarest of big-studio offerings — a movie that is a lot of enjoyable, disposable fun.”
Variety Review of Ghostbusters (2016): “All reboots are haunted by the specter of the movie that inspired them, but Sony’s new gender-swapped “Ghostbusters” — which substitutes comediennes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for the previously all-male paranormal exterminator squad — suffers from a disappointingly strong case of déjà vu.”
Entertainment Weekly Ghostbusters (2016) Reviews: “So why does Ghostbusters feel so restrained? For starters, it’s too slavish when it nods to the original (although its throw-back cameos are fun), and too flailing and flat when it strays from it… [With] a cast as daring and quick as this one, Ghostbusters is too mild and plays it too safe. Somewhere, I bet, there’s an R-rated director’s cut of the movie where these women really let it rip. I want to see that movie”
Hollywood Reporter Ghostbusters (2016) Review: “[Although] the new Ghostbusters follows the template of the original by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the witless script by Feig and his co-writer on The Heat, Katie Dippold, has no juice. Short on both humor and tension, the spook encounters are rote collisions with vaporous CG specters that escalate into an uninvolving supernatural cataclysm unleashed upon New York’s Times Square. It’s all busy-ness, noise and chaos, with zero thrills and very little sustainable comic buoyancy.”
Yahoo! Movies Ghostbusters (2016) Review: “Although the new Ghostbusters follows the template of the original by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the witless script by Feig and his co-writer on The Heat, Katie Dippold, has no juice.”
The Wrap Review of Ghostbusters (2016): “For a movie slimed well in advance of anyone actually seeing it, the new female-driven “Ghostbusters” wins by sheer dint of being exceedingly good-natured and skillfully made, having the sharp sense to tickle us into submission before the ubiquitous hammer of CGI comes down.”
Vox Review of Ghostbusters (2016): “The all-female reboot isn’t a game changer, but it’s a scrappy blockbuster that’s best when earnestly weird.”