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“Ghostbusters” Critics Reviews

Chris’ latest film, Ghostbusters hit theatres this weekend. Directed by Paul Feig, the movie features an all-star cast of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy. Take a look below at what the critics have to say about the film:

Metro.co.uk — As likeable as our central female quartet may be, it’s ultimately Chris Hemsworth who almost steals the entire film from under their noses as bungling, thick-as-a-brick receptionist Kevin. Because Chris – whose character is so endearingly dim he completely fails to realise just how much he is being comically objectified by his new female employees – proves himself to be rather an adept comedian as he bumbles his way through proceedings.

HollywoodReporter.com — What’s most surprising is the curious shortage of chemistry among the four leads, who never quite appear comfortable as a unit despite their overlapping screen histories. Kate McKinnon fares best of them, injecting consistent freshness into her off-kilter line readings and screwy reactions as eccentric engineer Jillian Holtzmann, who builds the team’s anti-ghost gadgets — from familiar proton blasters to new improved gizmos.

Variety.com — All reboots are haunted by the specter of the movie that inspired them, but Sony’s new gender-swapped “Ghostbusters” — which substitutes comediennes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for the previously all-male paranormal exterminator squad — suffers from a disappointingly strong case of déjà vu. While both funnier and scarier than Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original, this otherwise over-familiar remake from “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig doesn’t do nearly enough to innovate on what has come before, even going so far as to conjure most of the earlier film’s cast in cameos that undercut the new film’s chemistry.

EntertainmentWeekly.com — Feig’s comedy is finally here and it’s time to ask the only question that should’ve been posed in the first place: Is the new Ghostbusters funny? The answer is: Kind of, but not nearly to the degree it should be considering the talent involved.

NewYorkTimes.com — Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

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