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Ghost Town (2008) Movie Information

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4894

Avg. Rating:

2.52/4

# of Ratings:

89

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/19/2008

DVD Release:

12/23/2008

Director:

David Koepp

Actors:

Ricky Gervais
Téa Leoni
Greg Kinnear
Alan Ruck
Aasif Mandvi
Kristen Wiig

 

 

 

 

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After he learns he died for seven minutes during a routine procedure, a dentist who just wants the world to leave him alone finds out he can now see ghosts and they all want his help. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 05/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The film is about a dentist who just wants the world to leave him alone finds out he can now see ghosts and they all want his help. This movie was smart and funny with a sad and a touching ending.

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dukeakasmudge 10/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

GREAT movie & ALOT better then I expected

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Chris Kavan 08/31/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I really liked Ricky Gervais here - his dry, British wit is perfect for a surly dentist who hates the world. The plot was too predictable with some great moments, but overall standard. Still, if you're a fan of Gervais, it's worth a look.

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  Yojimbo
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12/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Ghost Town" by Yojimbo

An obnoxious and misanthropic dentist dies on the operating table and when he is revived finds he can communicate with the dead. Ghost Town is most definitely the Ricky Gervais show, which is no bad thing. Although it's got all the hallmarks of the rom com - the TV sitcom montage acoustic guitar soundtrack, the inevitable love interest and the over reliance on schmaltz to resolve the story - but it also is full of Gervais' trademark wit and one liners that will be familiar to anyone who has seen The Office, and especially Extras. The result is a bit like a cross between The Sixth Sense and Groundhog day; it's very easy to imagine Bill Murray in the part of Dr. Pincus and fans of his will not be disappointed. Unfortunately the last twenty minutes is the usual sappy life message crap and ju...

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2.5/4 

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09/25/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Ghost Town, a Mr. E Movie Review

Ghost Town, a Mr. E Movie Review

(Run time: 102 min. - Directed by: David Koepp - Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Tea Leoni)

Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais is a comedic love story mixed with a little of the after life. Ricky Gervais plays a great character who does as all good characters do and evolves perfectly throughout this movie into someone better. And, it doesn't hurt that his cool British accent is so thick and that his English-style wise cracks are as funny as hell.

OK, After a near death experience an uptight, jerk of a dentist named Bertram Pincus, Ricky Gervais, is able to see dead people. One of these dead people is Frank, played by Greg Kinnear, who now wants Bertram to help him to get rid of the man who is courting his widow, who's played by Tea Leoni. A...

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3/4 

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  Alan @ Transbuddha
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01/07/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The cast is better than the script

Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) doesn’t like people. The dentist has a disdain for pretty much the entire human race, but his life is changed by an unforeseen side-effect of a routine surgery.

The dentist goes in for a routine colonoscopy, dies for seven minutes on the table, and walks out with an ability to see and hear dead people. And New York it seems has more than its share of ghosts.

Pincus is hounded by the spirits needing closure led by recently deceased Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) who wants Pincus to ruin his widow’s relationship with a lawyer. Pincus immediately falls for Gwen (Tea Leoni) and agrees, but most overcome his own personality and self-history to win her over.

A strong cast can do quite a lot for a so-so movie. Those unfamiliar with British actor Ricky Ge...

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2/4 

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  Nick
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wow, watch the trailer, this is just a bad version of Ghost.
09/17/2008
10:58 pm CT

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