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Based on 30 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 34 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 100
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Both very funny and a bit of a tearjerker, with an on-the-money performance from Ricky Gervais. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A good-natured and engaging fantasy/romantic comedy in the tradition of "Heaven Can Wait" or even "Topper." show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Eventually, though, Ghost Town buckles beneath the weight of contrivance -- so many ghosts to dispel, so many lessons to learn. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Feels downright ancient. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Leoni and Kinnear are charming, and Koepp keeps the mood appropriately light. But really, this would be just another disposable comedy if it weren't for our unassuming star. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A winning mix of sharp comedy and touching bits that keeps the laughter -- a few tears -- flowing. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

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

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The twists are executed superbly, right up to a climax that fits the David Mamet definition of what makes for a perfect ending: It is both surprising and inevitable. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The astonishingly versatile Kinnear proves note-perfect as a huckster who slowly rids himself of slime. show more

  • September 18, 2009 nycroxiebabe
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    this is an amzing movie. i would definitely reccommend it. you don't get bored very easily and Ricky Gervais does and awesome job!

  • April 08, 2009 Paul Preister
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    pretty darn funny.

  • October 18, 2008 PrincessF47
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    that movie was not a good movie at all! i lost my gum in the middle of the movie and that was the entertainment of the night! i do not recommend this movie to anyone! it was soooooooo boring!!!!

  • October 17, 2008 Brlntbruntte712
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    I absolutely loved this movie! It's hilarious, definitely a must see. I also really liked the films soundtrack.

  • October 12, 2008 GTess7
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    Misleading title; should be called "It's a Wonderful Life !!". A feel-good movie - very rare in these days. Go see it.

  • October 10, 2008 Zes4nj
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    I think that this was a pretty good film. Ricky Gervais is pretty funny and Greg Kinnear is always likeable but the best had to be Kristen Wiig as the women in the hospital. Good movie.

  • October 09, 2008 Joe006
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    Yes This is a Date Movie where you can both relax and have some laughs.

  • October 09, 2008 JEFFDAPH
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    GREAT MOVIE!!! What an awesome idea, and a great way to be encouraged!

  • October 08, 2008 barrysbeanies
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    Don't waste your money. I walked out after about 40 minutes. What a boring movie.

  • October 06, 2008 Heather
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    VERY funny movie!!! I also was expecting a lot after reading the reviews and it delivered!! Cracked up laughing!

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