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Casper

1995
Comedy
Family/Kids
1h 40m
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Rated 18 Aug 2016
82
51st
Wow, everyone loves to dogpile on this one, don't they. I can't say that this is a "good" movie, exactly, but it has a lot going for it: a good cast, a great score, amazing production design, a light and sweet tone, several amusing moments, and an ending that moved me, if only a little. That has to count for something.
Rated 29 Jul 2014
30
13th
Me: Hey Memory? / Memory: Fuck off, I'm drunk. / Me: Yeah but remember that Casper movie? / Memory: No! .. Yes... Oh God, that piece of crap, just look at it. / Me: Yeah but... didn't I think it was an okay movie when I was a kid? / Memory: ACCESS DENIED
Rated 18 Jun 2011
45
18th
It was ok I guess. Had some decent actors that made it somewhat watchable. I also had a large crush on Christina Ricci when I was younger, and this movie only fueled my 10 year old flames of passion.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
30
12th
The Citizen Kane of friendly ghost movies.
Rated 25 Feb 2007
5
44th
God, that house is awesome as hell.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
85th
I don't care how balls this movie actually is; my ten-year-old self yearns for this film like you wouldn't believe.
Rated 11 Jan 2008
75
42nd
Harmless enough and kind of endearing in parts. A winner for the kids and above average plot for the type of film.
Rated 20 Jan 2008
71
52nd
It's good enough for kids and families. The effects, for their time, are pretty good too.
Rated 04 Oct 2008
78
56th
I actually really really liked this one. Probably, though, because of my huge crush on Christina Ricci. But it had some heart and was a nice film. Good special effects, suitable comedy, and a surprising Eric Idle and Catherine Moriarity combination (?!)
Rated 07 Aug 2011
87
67th
Casper was everything you'd want in a kid's cartoon turned big live-action movie. It has a great mix of fun actors (Idle and Moriarty in particular), some interesting visual choices, a fun and light tone with moments of serious thrown in. It's fluffy. Andd then, at the very end, they actually turn it into an absolutely beautiful tale of love and loss. Particularly the ghostly revelations scenes, with Casper in boy-form and mom finally showing up, are heartbreaking and beautiful.
Rated 16 Dec 2006
20
4th
I guess death isn't so bad after all; you can always come back as an annoying ghost.
Rated 23 Dec 2006
74
34th
Whatever, maybe I just like Christina Ricci way too much.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
76th
So much hate for this film! I like it.
Rated 20 Nov 2007
67
54th
Young Christina Ricci
Rated 27 Feb 2008
35
5th
no nono no no no no no no no no no no no no
Rated 30 Apr 2008
40
2nd
I wish this movie had made me a sandwich, I could have eaten the sandwich. Unless, of course, the sandwich sucked as bad as this movie.
Rated 13 Jul 2019
64
26th
Passable family film could have been better if it committed to its ADDAMS FAMILY vibe rather than copping out and sentimentalising its story elements - this unwittingly gives it a morbid and bleak tone during its warm and fuzzy moments (Casper all but chants "Join Us!!") Moriarty and Idle are fun as a couple of HOME ALONE style intruders; Ricci is excellent as usual, grounding the film in a mature and unaffected performance. Abrupt ending is a great "we're all gonna get laid!" variation.
Rated 31 Dec 2012
52
22nd
I believe this was the first film I ever saw in theaters, so there's some nostalgia attached to it. But even putting that aside, I think it's a fun little movie, even if it's nothing spectacular.
Rated 14 Apr 2009
83
56th
Classic childhood movie. Not the best, but definitely a good one.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
30
21st
Not totally awful, if a bit sickly. A good technical achievement for 1995 . Ricci's forehead was MASSIVE.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
67
21st
I liked this movie as a kid, but now I don't see myself taking the time to sit down and give it a look. It's in a weird middle ground of being too dark for a kids movie but too light for an adult.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
29
4th
Casper was never all that great. Who's really surprised it made a bad movie, too?
Rated 14 Mar 2020
80
75th
I guarantee you don't remember that this film is about a young girl's burgeoning sexuality as she interacts with the ghost of a literal dead child. There's a lot of jokes for the parents, for example, the ghosts are trapped in a vacuum, and one of the ghosts says it's not his head sticking in the other ghost's butt.
Rated 11 Nov 2009
21
5th
A weak piss of a film.
Rated 02 Feb 2007
40
12th
It's a pity that this isn't better as there are not that many family friendly films to watch around Halloween. There are some good elements: sets are nicely designed and there are even shades of steampunk. Ricci suits these kind of of roles beautifully, Pullman is likable and it's fun to see Idle in supporting role. The CGI is not that great, surprisingly bland considering the budget and the overall tone is all over the map with drama mixed with goofy comedy and some attempt at scares.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
45
25th
Not bad.
Rated 09 Mar 2007
75
40th
A very fun family film retelling the old cartoon story of Casper the firendly ghost.
Rated 11 Aug 2021
65
55th
Ray Stantz cameo is fantastic but upsetting considering Aykroyd thinks this is a documentary. "Can I keep you", followed by a kiss on a sleeping girls cheek has haunted me for years.
Rated 22 Jun 2015
5
24th
The usual family film fare here (bumbling bad guys, slapstick humour, a bare-basics plot) is spiked with a couple of surprising expletives and a remarkably upfront approach to the subject of death. The refreshing dark comedic tone unfortunately isn't given much story to work over, with an empty-feeling script that seems to fly by. Nevertheless, the ghosts are entertaining and look great (the two late additions aside) and make this film a decently satisfying watch.
Rated 27 Mar 2007
43
9th
Man, this movie proves that I've always wanted to fuck Christina Ricci.
Rated 18 May 2007
69
9th
Christina Ricci.
Rated 19 May 2007
51
27th
Eh.
Rated 03 Jun 2007
77
10th
Very cool for children.. and adults!
Rated 09 Jun 2007
1
30th
1 point for Ray Stantz.
Rated 03 Aug 2007
80
52nd
Haven't seen this since it was in cinemas, but I remember it being a nice little kids' film.
Rated 17 May 2021
59
32nd
It hard to rate because I'm usually more forgiving for kids' movies when they still hold well. I remember liking it when I was younger, and finding it fascinatingly creepy with the people actually dying in the story and all the machines. As an adult however, it's closer to being annoying, mostly because of the three bad ghosts' humour and the loser dad. The romance added in felt off too.
Rated 29 Mar 2015
46
13th
2.29/5
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
32nd
It was a cute movie when I was 11 or 12 or however old I was when this came out.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
23rd
Some good effects, but not enough laughs.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
11
6th
Normally, I would say, "This is a family oriented movie, so I will take that into consideration when I see how cheesy/lame it is." However, in the case of Casper, I just couldn't pus the fact that this movie is absolutely horrible out of my mind regardless of its audience.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
12
5th
12 instead of like 0 because I used to have a major crush on Devon Sawa, and the payoff at the end was worth it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
25th
James Horner's soundtrack rules!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
0
6th
Disturbingly dull
Rated 14 Aug 2007
45
14th
Not a very good adaptation. Not a very good movie. Decent CGI gives it points though. Whimsical, but disappointing
Rated 14 Aug 2007
2
14th
Young Christina Ricci... be still my circa 1995 nine-year-old heart. The movie is pretty bland, though. You might say the plot is ghostly thin! :-D *chuckles* *commits suicide*
Rated 14 Aug 2007
25
5th
BAD BAD BAD
Rated 23 Aug 2015
55
18th
Not bad but not great
Rated 20 Sep 2007
55
23rd
adorable, but definitely for kids.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
30
19th
Is not a good movie. But for children, is acceptable.
Rated 09 Jan 2008
1
1st
I knew this sucked even as a kid.
Rated 19 Feb 2014
89
45th
Funny and interesting
Rated 18 Feb 2008
75
54th
Even if the "can I keep you" was INSANELY CREEPY, it's a cute movie. (Minus that 10 minutes *shudders).
Rated 08 Mar 2008
70
36th
I liked it a lot when I was a child
Rated 13 Apr 2008
85
78th
Loved this movie, though it has been a while. But how could you go wrong with a ghost story staring Christina Ricci, or a comedy starring Bill Pullman? The effects in this are lovely, as is the backstory they created for Casper.
Rated 17 May 2008
74
48th
since the last time i saw this movie was in '95 i'm relying upon my fifteen year old memory as a ten year old, i recall liking the movie, but thought ricci was horrible and the ending should have been a feel good kids ending, but wasn't
Rated 22 Nov 2019
90
86th
What a great movie. This is a fantastic example of a Halloween paranormal film that doesn't have to be scary. In 1995, Casper was the very first fully-CGI lead character, as it came before Toy Story, and it's really impressive on how it holds up. It doesn't have the best narrative, since they should've focused on the Lazarus machine from the beginning, but all-in-all, I had forgotten how great this film is.
Rated 26 Aug 2013
60
8th
Used to love it when i was a kid. Nostalgic to boot. that and the casting is actually not that bad with Ricci and Pullman having quite a good chemistry!
Rated 27 Jun 2008
56
59th
okay movie
Rated 11 Jul 2008
84
81st
Dug this movie as a kid. still do. good sountrack too
Rated 04 Aug 2008
30
6th
booo..
Rated 11 Aug 2008
60
33rd
Cute ghost makes a good film! No, not really.
Rated 17 Aug 2008
40
25th
I hated the comic, the movie adaptation for me did not end well
Rated 20 Aug 2008
20
7th
x0
Rated 08 Oct 2008
61
15th
not that catchy
Rated 15 Oct 2008
55
34th
Not a terrible kids movie.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
40
23rd
Cute enough.
Rated 23 Oct 2008
100
92nd
this is probably my favorite of all times:)
Rated 15 Nov 2008
15
14th
The ghost looks five and then it magically becomes a teenage boy?
Rated 28 Feb 2019
84
52nd
Very cute. I saw it as a child, and remember only a little, so my perspective is definitely biased.
Rated 15 Oct 2012
70
46th
Surprisingly sweet and mature, with the ideal number of pop-culture jokes in this post-SHREK world.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
60
13th
Cartoon was better...
Rated 19 Feb 2009
66
18th
Could have been better. Though not an "origin story" per se, the emphasis on Casper's ghostly state does not really help this movie out. We know he's a ghost. We don't really care about some machine that may or may not bring him back to life. The idea of "Casper the Former Ghost" just doesn't appeal to us.
Rated 08 Mar 2009
72
6th
Christina Ricci is always funny, but Casper is always boring like a dead crap... Wait a minute...
Rated 23 Apr 2009
75
48th
Loved this movie when I was a kid, but there's no way I'd watch it now...
Rated 02 May 2009
0
0th
Forget this movie. Ruined the idea of there even being the slightest chance of meeting a friendly ghost for me. It made me hostile towards ghosts after it.
Rated 20 Oct 2018
94
97th
rvw. wow my thang got cut off for my thousandth review haha. was 100. oct 2020 94
Rated 13 Aug 2012
30
13th
One of those movies that are best left to nostalgia.
Rated 29 Aug 2009
75
50th
So i saw this movie when i was 8, and ever since I have thought Christina Ricci was HOT
Rated 10 Sep 2009
60
25th
I midly liked it in 1995. I was 9 in 1995.
Rated 11 Oct 2009
90
38th
really well done graphics and live integration. another good film for rainy/snowy days
Rated 01 Nov 2009
100
90th
casper is awesome and used to be my best friend when i was a kid.
Rated 22 Sep 2018
20
14th
I forgot almost everything about this film the second it was over.
Rated 11 Jul 2012
33
24th
A cute Halloween film for kids. Not much else though.
Rated 19 Jan 2010
65
44th
Cute
Rated 29 Jan 2010
35
11th
Probably liked this as a kid, but in retrospect: meh.
Rated 07 Jun 2010
70
16th
Funny.
Rated 14 Jul 2010
59
11th
Decent for a kids movie. Obviously childish and simplistic and with some dated references but at its heart it's not terrible.
Rated 05 Aug 2010
7
80th
foi quando eu amava loiros e levei um tempão pra descobrir que o loirinho que dança com ela no final era o Devon Sawa!!!!!
Rated 22 Aug 2010
14
12th
4
Rated 23 Jan 2022
55
42nd
Some elements have grown cuter with age. It's cultivated a sort of nostalgic appeal over the years.
Rated 03 Dec 2015
53
23rd
C
Rated 22 Sep 2010
58
23rd
It's better than Richie Rich, and Dennis the Menace. Boring upon viewing it as an adult, but probably perfectly enjoyable for kids.
Rated 27 Nov 2010
82
52nd
Enjoyability 20/25 Visuals 13/15 Audio 7/10 Acting 7/10 Story/Plot 21/25 Production Values 7/10 Intuitiveness/Ambitiousness 2/5 Bonus 4/10
Rated 30 Dec 2010
48
17th
Well there's some nostalgia value here (I haven't seen this since the nineties prior to watching it again), but yeah it can be pretty annoying. A few jokes are funny, at least, so it isn't all bad.
Rated 07 Jan 2011
98
85th
3-4
Rated 19 Jan 2011
55
16th
I re-watched this film after many years, thinking that I would find it stupid. But you know what, it's not bad. It's not great, in any way, but it's certainly not a bad movie. At times you feel that the filmmakers focused more on special effects and lame culture references, but at other times it has some real heart. Sure, it's sappy, but insulting a film for that means you're afraid to show emotion. "Casper" is a fun little film that should satisfy you, although it is rather forgettable.
Rated 19 Mar 2011
9
9th
Indicates early erotic feelings toward whats-her-face....its of cause I was young too.Otherwise i can't remember a single thing about this Christmas time travel movie.
Rated 05 Apr 2012
45
10th
By and large, a testament to the worst of mid 90s dreck cinema, even the usually reliable Ricci in her teen actor incarnation can't quite redeem it. But it's a kids' film, so who's bothered?
Rated 01 Sep 2011
40
17th
Casper is a cunt.
Rated 07 Nov 2011
60
6th
This was a bad movie. It is what it is though, and kids will enjoy Casper more than older people.

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