Ghostbusters movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Especially for the 80s, the special effects in Ghostbusters are amazing, and definitely add to the excitement levels. Great for older kids, this classic starring Bill Murray is an awesome paranormal comedy.


When Peter, Raymond and Egon lose their jobs as scientists, they start and establish a business called Ghostbusters to catch the ghosts lurking throughout New York City.

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Movie details

Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson
Writer: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Release Date (Australia): 15 November 1984
Runtime: 105 minutes/1h 45m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film is mainly concerned with mild supernatural themes and scary scenes that feature depictions of ghosts, demonic possession and the use of supernatural powers.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes use of the words “s**t” and “ass”, as well as infrequent uses of “d**k”, “piss” and “hell”.

Sex (PG)

The film includes verbal references to sex and a scene in which a ghost implicitly performs oral sex on a man.

mpaa rating

PG (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Its humour-touched, ghost-busting action is the main reason this 80s comedy is known as a classic. Today’s generation of children might only possess the ability to roll their eyes at the special effects, but Ghostbusters only earns extra adoration for the awesome action moments. Alongside the tireless effects, the adventurous hunting and paranormal investigation is often very entertaining.

However, there’s moments where it can become undeniably uninteresting, but fortunately without being overlong. They mainly appear during the climatic sorts of sequences and later in the film. The first hour is almost perfect and if it had included more sequences that own the ability to entertain in massive ways, there’s no doubt that the critics would appreciate the movie even more.

It can only get better from there though. There’s a significantly noticeable amount of tired ideas, but Bill Murray can swoop in and pick up the pace with Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd. There’s a likeable combination of comedy, fantasy and fright with a unique story.

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