133. Ghost Town (2008)

6.4 Weak comedy
  • Acting 6.4
  • Directing 6.7
  • Story 6.2
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Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni

Director: David Koepp

Running Time: 102 mins

Ghost Town is an American film about a cynical and mean dentist, who, after dying for 7 minutes during a colonoscopy, gains the ability to see dead people, who attempt to use him to get their thoughts and wishes across to their still living loved ones, however he tries as hard as possible to avoid all ghosts.

Although I think Ricky Gervais is hilarious; he was great in Extras, The Invention Of Lying and An Idiot Abroad (I haven’t seen The Office yet), this film was a really poor production in terms of its story and entertainment value.

Surprisingly, I didn’t find it too boring to watch, and not as annoying as I had initially expected, and with some funny jokes throughout, it was alright for me to watch.

However, the storyline was very poor and unoriginal, it was cheesy and predictable, which was definitely a great disappointment for me, and although I thought pretty much everything in the movie was very average, I still loved Ricky Gervais; his cynicism was hilarious, and it was great to see him be like that in the middle of happy-land USA.

Overall, I’ll give this a 6.4 because it was quite funny at parts, even though it was on the whole pretty poor and predictable…


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