Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 1984
Certified Fresh97%
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A trio of university parapsychologists lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, "Ghostbusters," and almost at once are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by other worldly demons.
© 1984 Columbia Pictures Industries , Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh97%
Critics Consensus: An infectiously fun blend of special effects and comedy, with Bill Murray's hilarious deadpan performance leading a cast of great comic turns.
Reviews
Newsday
Joseph Gelmis
Fresh

Ghostbusters is like romping through Disneyland's haunted house with Bill Murray.

June 25, 2017
New York Daily News
Kathleen Carroll
Fresh

Ghostbusters is primarily a showcase for Murray, who slinks through the movie muttering his lines...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel
Fresh

On balance, Ghostbusters is a hoot. It's Murray's picture, and in a triumph of mind over matter, h...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ghostbusters is an iconic '80s movie that mixes a ton of humor (some of it fairly racy) in with the plotline about catching scary ghosts (a few are skeletal and scary) and the possible end of the world. The scariest part is probably the large dogs with glowing eyes that attack and possess two characters, though the now-dated special effects may not faze older kids. There's some strong language ("s--t" a few times, for starters) and sexually charged scenes, including one in which a character fantasizes briefly about a ghost giving him oral pleasure and another where a possessed woman writhes around and says "I want you inside me" to a male character, who laughs it off. Two Ghostbusters do a lot of smoking, often dangling a cigarette out of their mouths while trying to catch ghosts.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:June 8, 1984
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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