• Ghostbusters (2016)


Release Date: July 15th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey

Director: Paul Feig

Genres: Comedy , Fantasy , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Ivan Reitman

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: New York City , Cheeky , Quest , Office , Creative , Car , 2010s , Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    This Ghostbusters doesn’t lazily insert the actresses into the original characters’ roles, instead taking the time to come up with new dynamics — and far more pathos — for this quartet. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, and Jones bring a spirit of spontaneity to their interactions; it's not exactly seat-of-the-pants improv, but it doesn't feel blocked-out and belabored, either. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Silly is endangered these days, and normal has come under withering fire from stupendous, yet tedious, visual effects. Busting ghosts used to be a lot more fun. show more

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