Ghostbusters II 1989

Critics score:
50 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Even the special effects are more to the point of the comedy than they were in the first film. For some reason, this appears to leave more room for the sort of random funny business that Mr. Murray and his friends do best. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: There's very little energy in the follow-through, and this time Murray's listlessness seems more anemic than comic. Read more

Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News: The sequel is, on the whole, a fairly mechanical spook show, filled with grinning ghosts that are definitely ghoulish but hardly menacing. Read more

Time Out: The film is largely an excuse for a cast get-together, with the Ghostbusters, under judicial restraining order after the havoc wreaked in part one, suffering lives of semi-obscurity. Read more

Variety: Kids will find the oozing slime and ghastly, ghostly apparitions to their liking and adults will enjoy the preposterously clever dialog. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: Hammered together out of the junkiest of elements, the movie rattles along with a pleasing rambunctiousness, tossing off its quips and one-liners and scoring on a remarkably high percentage of them. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: You want more. Read more