Ghostbusters II

Movie review by Colette DeDonato, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Slime-soaked sequel has violence, cursing.

PG 1989 110 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 28 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

More family-friendly than the first.

There’s still PG language though! A good movie; not as good as the first, but still good.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 9+

A underwhelming slime-soaked sequel!

Somehow Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd saw that wasting almost the whole second act on Dr. Peter and Dana's awkward, tedious and utterly uninteresting troubled relationship, and then adding insult to injury with Louis Tully and Janine Melnitz's even more cringeworthy and excruciatingly painful-to-watch relationship is a better idea than finding some plausible explanations for almost everything related to the main plot, in general, and the ludicrously terrible villain, in particular! I mean, WHY?! The first act was really promising. It had a couple of funny spooky moments, some hilarious gags, and the cast seemed to be even more charming and energetic than it was in the original. Also, the premise is quite good (and served the humor quite a lot); but the execution is rather embarrassingly messy and nonsensical, and the laughable, scrappy third act is a case in point. I have never been a fan of the original; but this sequel is so frustrating, since the build-up was surprisingly quite neat. (4.5/10)

This title has:

Too much swearing

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