Ghost Town Synopsis
A dentist (Ricky Gervais) sees spirits after having a near-death experience.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Both very funny and a bit of a tearjerker, with an on-the-money performance from Ricky Gervais.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A winning mix of sharp comedy and touching bits that keeps the laughter -- a few tears -- flowing.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A welcome surprise: a supernatural romantic comedy that works, graced with a cast just off-center enough to make it distinctive.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Leoni and Kinnear are charming, and Koepp keeps the mood appropriately light. But really, this would be just another disposable comedy if...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It sounds sappy, and sometimes it is, but director Koepp and co-writer John Kamps stay alert to the humor and pathos of Bertram's isolation.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A good-natured and engaging fantasy/romantic comedy in the tradition of "Heaven Can Wait" or even "Topper."
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Diverting enough, but it's also the kind of high-concept studio concoction Ricky Gervais might have ridiculed in his great...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Someone once said about W.C. Fields that he had the rare ability to despise amusingly. I can imagine no greater compliment than to say that...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Eventually, though, Ghost Town buckles beneath the weight of contrivance -- so many ghosts to dispel, so many lessons to learn.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Feels downright ancient.
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GHOST TOWN: SPIRITED, FUN, SMART, CLASSY AND FUNNY. GRADE: SOLID B

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I just saw the advance press screening of this well-crafted 103-minute above-average movie by director/screenwriter David Koepp. The plot/story has a few neat twists that were unexpected -...

Screen Test review

By CourtneyannDodson
I went to the Wednesday, 10th Screen testing of the 'Ghost Town' and I found it to be a VERY funny movie. I would tell anyone to go see it. It did however have TWO F bombs in it, one which was in the...

Great Movie!!!

By e-14
Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. This is a very funny movie, romantically great for couples!!!...

Ghost Town

By JumpingTuna
Great movie, funny, unpredictable, enterntaining. You could watch it 30 times and still laugh every time....

great movie, I laughed, I cried!

By dgordon623
There was no sex, no violence, no profanity, & no car chases. I loved it! It was an intelligently-written movie that was funny and wise. I wish Holleywood (or anyone!) made more movies like this...

Smart Script

By sqpeg
Great cast, smart script, hope to see alot more movies like this. Perfect for a date....

A great feel good movie!

By nursesusan1957
This had great humor and touching sentiment! My husband laughed so hard during one scene that he almost fell out of his seat! If you want to see a movie where you don't need to worry about stupid...

Almost perfect movie

By WCinLV
Wonderful writing and acting. I laughed, cried and had so much fun watching this movie. It's touching and funny from begining to end....

There may be only 2 really good scenes, but they're worth it

By 11RevereCt
I seriously needed a laugh. Work has been awful. I went alone, and chose this film because the rest out looked depressing (like I want to see "Blindness" when the economy is falling apart?) Anyway,...

I love this movie

By Sputters
I laughed a majority of the time, it was awesome....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For strong language, sexual humor and drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Comedy is sweet, but a little short on romance.
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