Ghostbusters: Afterlife

critic Reviews

, 62% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife crosses the streams between franchise revival and exercise in nostalgia -- and this time around, the bustin' mostly feels good.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Josh FlandersChicago Reader
    [It] relaunches the franchise with a mostly funny and solid offering. Hearkening to the great movies of the 80s, this film follows a group of very capable and hilarious kids who save the world from destruction.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    It has its moments... but they don't make up for a general flat-footedness and tendency to wobble.
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    Hannah StrongLittle White Lies
    Haunting, but not in the good way.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    The film's main appeal is not what it appropriates from other Ghostbusters pictures, but that it's a nostalgic nod to the Spielbergian family adventures of the same period.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife is what one gets when a franchise finally throws in the towel and gives its fans exactly what they've been waiting for all along.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    A good story is key, and this sequel doesn't have it.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...fun and nostalgic...
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    Bill ArceneauxMoviegoing with Bill
    A mix of emotion, really. A push and pull between sad and ok. I lean towards ok. Mostly.
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    Lee McCoyDrumDums
    Afterlife is such a mixed bag. McKenna and Rudd are wonderful in every sense, but basically a copy of GB 1984, and a shoe-horned in original cast basically deem it forgettable.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    Those of us who remember seeing the original blockbuster in the mid-80s will be overjoyed with feel-good endorphins, but as soon as that warm rush of nostalgia fades, Ghostbusters: Afterlife feels more like a mediocre stroll down memory lane.
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