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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Let the unsettling secrets of this outrageously funny and steadily engrossing meditation on the life of two high school misfits after graduation catch you by surprise. It's that good. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Bests most other teen comedies right off the bat. If you got a kick out of "Crumb," this film will crack you up. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Ghost World draws super, natural performances. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's a loneliness at the heart of this world, and Ghost World, that's really touching -- and a bit scary, too. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Funny, insightful, unpredictable and blessed with pitch-perfect performances, Ghost World is one of the year's best movies. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I wanted to hug this movie. It takes such a risky journey and never steps wrong. It creates specific, original, believable, lovable characters, and meanders with them through their inconsolable days, never losing its sense of humor. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A unique bond still develops between the two outcasts, leading to an unexpected resolution that ends this subtle, deeply humane movie on an ambiguous, but unmistakably hopeful, note. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    As hip, funny and truthful a sleeper as has ever flown under Tinseltown's radar. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Whatever portion of the alienated teen angst championship Thora Birch left unclaimed after ''American Beauty,'' she nails down brilliantly in Ghost World. show more

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