Casper (1995) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci
Length: 100 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 10 out of 108 found boring (9.25%)

One-line Reviews (56)

Just boring.

Intertwining humour, all-time fun and a modern Cinderella story, 'Casper' promises to please as a movie which is compelling, hilarious, captivating, heart-warming, witty and above all, truly 'fleshtastic'.

This film does not strive to be a particular good film, but it is enjoyable all the same.

There are also a ton of enjoyable cameos in this movie, including Dan Aykroyd as the Ghostbuster Raymond Stantz.

As a kid, it was just entertaining.

Entertaining, touching, and funny movie...

Here, it is the absolutely engaging set.

Although his dialogue wasn't always as funny as it could have been, he was still entertaining.

This movie seemed boring to me until Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie appeared.

It's child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark tone, with completely pointless backstory is something, this beloved cartoon didn't need.

The film did well at the box-office but it's a shame it's not remembered as well, maybe the relative thinness of the plot or that it came too early or too late, I don't know, I can only speak for the teen I was and who enjoyed the film, and the adult who enjoyed it even better.

now watching with my 9 and 6 years old was everything as before: boring and bad!

At first this movie seemed boring until Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie appeared in the movie.

Cute if disjointed film .

In all, an enjoyable if somewhat empty film.

Very enjoyable!

"Monster Night" (2006) and "Ghostbusters" (1984) are other reference points, but I prefer "Monster Night," which has a similar plot, but is all-around more entertaining (even though it cost significantly less) and has a superior assortment of good-lookin' women, young and older.

But there are still a few flaws: First, the movie's pace is uneven, starting off with a perfect grabber, only to slow down to a crawl near halfway and then getting some momentum in the second half.

It is a most enjoyable family film, that is really sweet.

We started the movie and immediately saw why it was so entertaining.

Vastly underrated, highly enjoyable family film .

I found Casper to be quite entertaining.

Personally, I have to give "Casper" an above average rating for the amount of entertainment value I found in it, even though that amount wasn't enough to make it a film I would want to watch multiple times, and quite a lot of it seemed to bore me.

Moriarty is particularly entertaining as one of the most outrageous of greedy characters, and her shrieking (which made her the scene stealer of "Soap Dish") takes over here as well to make her unforgettably funny.

Not only that, but this movie's illogical use of pointless celebrity cameos, and several weak plots is another trouble with this film.

1) The pointless cameos.

Very enjoyable.

I dont want to know more of a story I didnt find engaging.

The story itself is pretty conventional and predictable: the loner girl gets teased by a popular girl (that nobody really likes) who's out to destroy her; the popular girl has a cute boyfriend that the loner girl has the hots for, etc. etc., story will resolve itself with everyone falling in love with loner girl.

Instead we get one big monumental bore.

My only complaints are one or two dull spots in the script and plot(primarily in the middle) and I didn't feel as though the direction was as good as it could have been.

Sometimes entertaining, sometimes dull .

The script is funny and touching on the most part despite the one or two dull spots in the middling half.

The three uncles are worth watching for their humour along with Eric Idle and Cathy Moriarty as the villain.

It get more confusing, when, Dr. Harvey's dead wife comes into the picture.

Casper is one of the most entertaining children's films I've seen.

Enjoyable for the children, watchable for the adults.

Onto the complaints as I said the plot is disjointed, some of the dialogue does get extremely weak around the middle and that it does seem a little bit more reliant on special effects than anything else.

Plus I get a kick out of the one guy with the monotone voice who was in the eye-drop commercials every time, forgive me I am too lazy to look up his name.

But it isn't, it's a film made for kids to enjoy, and as such, I rate it 8/10 since I personally enjoyed it much more than most other kids movies.

What I will say is the film is a highly enjoyable ghostie adventure with some really nice looking cobweb ridden sets, charming locations, quirky humour, acceptable performances and great CGI amazingly.

In sum, Casper is an educational, moral, entertaining contribution to the film industry.

1st watched 2/1/1997 - (Dir-Brad Silberling): Entertaining, touching, and funny movie with excellent special effects.

The nicely thought out dialogue and the funny antics of the ghostly trio, Stretch, Stinkie, and Fatso, all keep this picture highly entertaining.

So, for many kids who like ghost stories, this particular ghost movie is probably enjoyable.

This was a very good, enjoyable film, and this is coming from someone who also loved the cartoon as a kid.

It was a fun & 'cute' movie, highly entertaining with the trio & treasure hunting & stuff.

This being a kids flick its very predictable so I needn't tell you how things unfold.

This film is about the unexpected friendship between a teenage girl and a young ghost who lives in a haunted house.

I enjoyed it and I think I'm willing to admit that I liked it.

Now, if you're looking for a mindless watch that is humorous and entertaining then this could be for you - you could do with a lot worse.

Neither my coworker nor I had seen the movie for a long time, but remembered it being quite innocuous, and entertaining for kids.

This live action take on the beloved cartoon ghost first introduced back in 1945 marks his big screen debut and although the end result isn't perfect, it makes for an entertaining film.

Based on the comic book about Casper the friendly ghost, the film is a dreary series of awkward interactions between live actors and computer effects, and you can almost see Pullman and Ricci reconsidering the project while on camera.

I watched it as a young adult, and the film was enjoyable and innocent.

There is a tenderness underlying the movie along with a fascinating family theme that even includes death and the afterlife.