GHOST­BUSTERS ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

Di­rected by Paul Feig. Star­ring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Les­lie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Charles Dance, Andy Gar­cia, Chris Hemsworth Four women fight a ghost in­fes­ta­tion in Man­hat­tan. The much-dis­cussed re­make of the ad­e­quate 1984 com­edy turns out to be a pretty funny piece of work. Feig, di­rec­tor of Spy and Brides­maids, has the proper comic chops and, as one might thus ex­pect, he has de­liv­ered a de­cent romp that wastes none of his ac­tors’ abun­dant gifts (though McKinnon’s pos­ing is a bit wear­ing). There is good sup­port, par­tic­u­larly from Hemsworth as a beef­cake sec­re­tary. On­line misog­y­nist go­ril­las lose again. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 117 min DC

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