Paramount Pictures | Release Date: September 19, 2008
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FantasySep 30, 2008
Okay but not very memorable. Forgotten the minute you leave the theater. Could have been so much better with just a little imagination. Acting so so but the movie bogs down early on and basically treads water as it is telegraphed where it is Okay but not very memorable. Forgotten the minute you leave the theater. Could have been so much better with just a little imagination. Acting so so but the movie bogs down early on and basically treads water as it is telegraphed where it is heading. Wait for DVD. Expand
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SMJan 25, 2009
It was fun and worth watching once!
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JaneD.Sep 24, 2008
It was okay, but not worth $10. Wait until it comes out on DVD.
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ERG1008Aug 24, 2010
Man has colonic operation, can see dead people afterwards with "hilarious" consequences.
Pretty average comedy with one or two laughs here & there.
I'm a big Ricky Gervais fan but I thought he was mis-cast here & it felt a bit uncomfortable &
Man has colonic operation, can see dead people afterwards with "hilarious" consequences.
Pretty average comedy with one or two laughs here & there.
I'm a big Ricky Gervais fan but I thought he was mis-cast here & it felt a bit uncomfortable & clumsy at times.
Ghost is a lot better &, to be honest, funnier I'd say.
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nutterjrNov 29, 2010
Ricky Gervais is a comedian genius and is supported by a fine cast here. The film itself however, even though it kicks off well, as it progresses the laughs are far between.
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drlowdonJun 1, 2014
Following a near death experience miserable dentist Betrum Pincus discovers that he can see dead people, and most of them seem to want something from him.

Despite the supernatural element, and fact that Ricky Gervais is slightly more
Following a near death experience miserable dentist Betrum Pincus discovers that he can see dead people, and most of them seem to want something from him.

Despite the supernatural element, and fact that Ricky Gervais is slightly more interesting than your conventional leading man, Ghost Town is every bit a standard romantic comedy. As soon as the two leads meet it is pretty obvious where the movie is heading and all the usual elements associated with the genre are present and correct, including the obligatory 'break up' halfway three quarters of the way through the movie. This cliched set up wouldn't be such a problem if the Ghost Town were funny enough to make up for it but, while there are a few laughs, I can't imagine anyone rolling up with laughter at any point to be honest.

The understated central performance from Gervais, along with good support from (the always reliable) Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni do ensure things always remain watchable but in the end Ghost Town is largely forgettable.
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survivorfan989Jun 10, 2013
This was a tricky one because it started out very strong, dipped in the middle and pretty much became cringe-worthy, before picking up towards the end making for a very uneven film. Both Gervais & Kinnear were quite irritating most of theThis was a tricky one because it started out very strong, dipped in the middle and pretty much became cringe-worthy, before picking up towards the end making for a very uneven film. Both Gervais & Kinnear were quite irritating most of the time and because they were playing unlikable character it's the main reason why I didn't really enjoy the film. The concept, however, was great and the main reason why I did like the rest of the film so overall a tough one to judge. Expand
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