Based on 506 votes and 149 reviews
No laughs and no scares. A limp and overlong mess that spelled the end for the franchise.
Was a little concerned during the first 30 mins or so but it took off. A great continuation, a great tribute, a great ending that made me tear up. The nemesis didn't even matter really as the story was much more than that. I watched the originals in theaters as a teen. Felt good as a sorta trip to the past.
The kids made it special and the original Ghostbusters came back, made ii more real.
I prefer this one over the rest of them. I like having the story line and brining the main characters in
The worst by far. Please stop ruining our fond memories of the classic original with these dreary, depressing cash grabs.
Much better then the one with all the ladies.. Would love to see a second one!
I enjoyed this movie more than I expected! Fun family movie!
Enough already. Depressing money grab is an insult to fans of the original. Enough!
I was VERY skeptical. Especially since I was a HUGE fan of the movie as I saw it at the local drive-in many many times over a summer and over and over again during Halloween time (like a Christmas movie). I was not a fan of the last try at it. This, this is how you do it. I was impressed. So many threads all connecting the old with the new and honouring Spangler! We all know he was eccentric, but he was the genius behind the tech and the history of the ghosts they capture. This was a fantastic tribute and had a very close feel to the original. I came really close to shedding a tear.
BETTER THAN YOU THINK, BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL. RECOMMENDED TO ALL WHO UNDERSTAND THE AFTERLIFE.
I have been wanting to see the original Ghostbusters and this did it ??????
Ghostbusters Afterlife is truly one of the most disappointing cinematic experiences one could have. Here's hoping the next sequel focuses on Venkman and Zedemorre and leaves the kids out of it. We can do without Stantz, too.
I gave it the benefit of the doubt going into it but it was soo bad.. I don't believe most of these positive reviews. They sound so fake but hey go waste your time if you don't believe me lol ;)
The worst of the sequels, which means we haven't had a good movie since the first one.
DON'T MISS IT. SO SO GOOD, FULL OF SURPRISES, BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL AND LOVE THE SPECIAL AFFECTS. IT WILL BRING KIDS UP TO DATE ON THE REAL AFTERLIFE. I LOVED IT. WOULD SEE IT AGAIN
Hard to follow story line
Yes, there's fan service. The story is familiar but well sorted and makes sense. Funny, give the fans what they want and you get a fantastic movie. I'll probably see it a few more times in the theater before getting a digital copy. Highly recommend.
anybody who is a fan of ghostbusters and you don't like this movie your not much of a fan in my opinion
Please don't make another one.
A nice nod to the classics. Sets up a new gen and makes note of being able to have closure with lost ones. It was entertaining and charming
The last good movie Aykroyd made was My Stepmother Is An Alien.
Perfunctory, but that's kinda the point, really.
I left the theater feeling that the film I had just watched simply replayed scenes from older, better movies. There was no spontaneity, no originality; it all felt so calculated, as if the script had been written by a focus committee implementing a formula worked out by computer. No, I didn't care for it.
It has so many great things but most importantly it was fun! I had fun. felt like a continuation of what I loved about the OG as a kid. Not Nostalgia pandering or unwanted gender and race swaps and not devoid of an actual script. (like some other salty bait and switch attempts we know)
If you loved the previous films in the franchise stay away from this one.
We went as a family and this was a very fun movie. Just enough time of the original cast, and presence of the cast member who is no longer with us, great homage to him and what he did for the franchise in the past. I love movies especially on the big screen and this didn't disappoint. Looking forward to seeing more from the new bunch.
I remember the excitement surrounding the previous movie. Against all odds, that film turned out to be a classic, but I doubt anyone is going to remember this installment even a year from now. A bloated, boring, and unmemorable send-off for the team.
It wasn't as bad as I thought...it was worse.
The movie was almost over when the Ghostbusters finally showed up. What a letdown.
Funny, great history and the kids are fun to watch!
As a mid-50s big kid, this was wonderfully exciting, and stirred up such nostalgia. I loved the occasional references to the original movie. I also loved seeing the awkward nerdy teen finding her place and finally being appreciated. Great reunion at the end!
There are better movies out there, but then there always are.
Like Superman IV, it made me feel like a kid again.
What's with all the new and unnecessary supporting characters? Fans just want to see the Ghostbusters...
This movie was a pleasant surprise, a really great story an actual story which is rare of newer movies, complete with call backs to the original two movies, and the original cast. The movie sets up for a possible franchise if they want it, yet it's like a love letter to the fans. A wonderful experience, and like marvel movies, stay till the last of the credits have gone there's quite a special final scene post credit scene.
My 7 year old loved it.
"The callback movie" has become its own genre. Xerox some of the best-loved scenes from an iconic movie and hope a new, younger demographic will embrace the new film just as their parents did with the original. Fleetingly throw in a few familiar faces for the older fans and you should have a winning formula on your hands...
HALLOWEEN KILLS has more laughs than this.
Such a waste of time and money today my kids watch a really great movie called GHOSTERS on vimeo so much better then Ghostbusters my kids enjoyed GHOSTERS more than this one.... Actor Gio Drasconi who played Ricky is the next JOE PESCI he work is so talented must watch what a great family movie to watch online check it out - Cindy M - Los Angeles
It’s a fun, exciting, and well-written film. My 7 year-old daughter and I had a blast watching this picture on the big screen, with awesome sound. It’s fantastic!
I loved this movie, it was the ghostbusters movies we've wanted for the past 32 years. Jason really did his father proud and I know Harold Ramis would have loved this film too. The tribute at the end was the good bye to egon, we ghostbusters fans needed.
There's simply no reason for this film to be so longgg. Whether it's GHOSTBUSTERS 2 or this particular entry, kids are not a good fit for these movies; they only serve to bog everything down and detract from the screen time of the actors we've come to see. No need to call again, this time they've killed the franchise.
The kids in this movie are fantastic and the premise of a desiccated house in the middle of a forgotten small town is perfect! In this American wasteland, as opposed to the original Ghostbusters in the big city, we discover that the end of the world is about to transpire due to an ancient civilization from the Middle East about to be reborn. (This is similar to the original premise) Science is the real star of this movie however, which no one but a sweet misfit seems to care about, as well as her long forgotten grandfather who was one of the original four who has now passed on. The effects are amazing, the premise is delightful, the cast is excellent and the story and dialogue are spot on. This is a perfect matinee for the whole family, as those of us who were there for the original find all the familiar themes that we are more than happy to revisit, and suspend our disbelief now as we did then, to watch these rollicking creatives bring life back to this dreary landscape through contacting the dead and bringing a smile and a tear to an appreciative audience!
Retread city, man...
Not great, but still fun and enjoyable. It's just a shame we had to wait 37 years for another good Ghostbusters movie. Check it out. You might like it.
The Ghostbusters don't show up until the final act, so if there's a sequel hopefully it focuses on the Peter and Dana relationship and leaves the kiddie storyline behind.
While it's first act was a little bit longer than necessary, the cast is so good it doesn't seem it. Then once the ghosts come it's great fun right to the end. Minor criticism with minor spoiler: Aykroyd and Murray have too many lines.
The ending was perfect and this movie is a wonderful tribute to Harold Ramis. The Ghostbusters are back!
Good popcorn flick for all ages. Cameos at end by Ray, Peter, and Winston a good surprise, tho they're all a little long in the tooth. But I miss Egon. And Slimer.
Comedy sequels are always hard; for every Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles there seems to be a dozen Hangover or Neighbors sequels. Fortunately, Ghostbusters Afterlife falls decidedly in the Croc camp, giving fans more of the same while not trying to reinvent the wheel or break new ground. It's comfort food that delivers the same taste at every sitting.