Ghostbusters (1984) Synopsis
Parapsychologists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis) hunt New York poltergeists.
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TV Guide

With his deadpan delivery and snide quips, Murray more than holds his own amid the myriad state-of-the-art special effects.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production.
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By Richard Schickel
Whoever thought of having evil's final manifestation take the form of a 100-ft. marshmallow deserves the rational mind's eternal gratitude....
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although it reunites the comic talents of director Ivan Reitman, writer Harold Ramis and star Bill Murray, the team responsible for the...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Judged by the standards of the comedies that preceded it (and only by those standards), Ghostbusters is relatively sophisticated: it...
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Within the top-heavy cast, it’s Murray’s picture, as the popular comedian deadpans, ad libs and does an endearing array of physical schtick.
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The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
However good an idea it may have been to unleash Mr. Murray in an ''Exorcist''-like setting, this film hasn't gotten very far past the idea...
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By jediboy7
I finally got to see a movie that I've loved since I was 4 years old on the big screen and it was well worth the wait. If you are able to get tickets to the last remaining night, please treat...

Fun to watch

By JoanneNYCblues
Ivan Reitman directs this really funny movie based on the script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The script which is about three parapsychology professors who take up "Ghostbusting", is a funny...

My Favorite Movie of All Time

By Benny Flicks
This is by far the best movie ever made! Brilliant original story, hilarious cast, filmed in New York City, amazing characters, beautiful score and soundtrack, heroes and villains, and it still holds...

Who ya gonna call?!?

By hoser24
I'll be the first to admit, the film quality might not have been the greatest. Some parts were a little fuzzy. But, it did not take away from the film at all. After years of only seeing...

It's Ghostbusters

By jmhull86
This movie is the best. THE BEST! I took someone who couldn't remember seeing it (which, I know, why was I even FRIENDS with this person) and we totally had a great time. A lot of people wearing...

Please bring back classics more often!!!!

By Mad Monkey
It was great seeing Ghostbusters in the theater again. I saw it 5 or 6 times in the theater back in 1984, and countless times on various video formats from Beta to Blu-ray, but nothing compares to...


By postalchris
I have seen this movie plenty of times and I am sure you have as well. I am not going to tell you about the movie. I am going to tell you how cool it was to take my son to see the movie in the...

Loved it all over again!

By Mike_Maag
Awesome to see this classic comedy film in the theaters! My group of friends had a blast and would love to see more 80's comedies in the theater....

Still Funny

By Chachicola
Although a comedy classic, it did not hold up as well as I thought it would. However, Bill Murray is still hilarious and a comic genius. The other leads are great too....

Great Classic Movie To See Again on Big Screen

By nevaahe
Not much more to say than that. It's a top classic. Was fun to watch again on Halloween night on the Big Screen!...

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Rated PG | For Coarse Language and May Frighten Young Children
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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