It is the most eagerly anticipated remake of this year so far. But does changing the gender of the main Ghostbusters work while keeping to the original spirit of the film?
The Guardian: **** Nigel M Smith was impressed saying: “Fun oozes from almost every frame; likewise the energy of a team excited to be revolutionising the blockbuster landscape. Let’s just hope everyone will enjoy the view.”
Hollywood Reporter: “It’s all busy-ness, noise and chaos, with zero thrills and very little sustainable comic buoyancy.”
Variety: “The problem isn’t that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson created characters too iconic to surpass; the fault lies in the fact that this new “Ghostbusters” doesn’t want us to forget them, crafting its new team in the earlier team’s shadow.”
Empire: *** “Still, the film works for the most part, and even though the laughs notably dry up as the CGI spectacular kicks into gear, its feelgood vibes will most likely have already won you over.”
Wired.co.uk: “Ghostbusters more than lives up to the standard of the classics, and sets these very funny women up for – hopefully – a lot more to come.”
The Telegraph: **** Robbie Collin wrote: “The 2016 vintage of Ghostbusters speaks to its time with the same withering comic accuracy and hot-air-balloon-sized sense of fun as the 1984 original.”
NME: **** “If you like slightly silly, gag-packed movies starring talented comic actors at the top of their games, this is a real treat.”
The Skinny: **** “This new imagining of Ghostbusters walks the fine line between remaining faithful to the spirit of the original while cultivating its own personality.”
Den of Geek: *** “this new Ghostbusters is a really fun night out at the movies in its own right.”
Time Out: **** “pumped-up, subversive and often very funny.”
Ghostbusters is out in UK cinemas now.