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  • Writer's pictureJack Kritzer

Review: Ghosted

Cole falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie, but then makes the shocking discovery that she's a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Lizze Broadway, Adrien Brody, Mike Moh, Amy Sedaris, Marwan Kenzari, Tim Blake Nelson, Tate Donovan, Mustafa Shakir

‘Ghosted’ is a messy, bland looking, choppy rollercoaster of a film. While its flaws make themselves so obvious, I couldn’t help but have had at least a little bit of fun watching it.

The film is a mix of rom-com and action, and the rom-com side of the film definitely works a lot more than the latter. Chris Evans and Ana de Armas are a great duo on paper, but because of the lackluster directing and weak script, there’s a lot left to be desired. The action sequences are horribly shot, and combined with the subpar visual effects I found myself being pulled out frequently whenever one happened.

The cinematography is so terribly drab, making the entire film extremely uninteresting to look at. During a time when beautifully shot films like John Wick: Chapter 4 are being released, a film like this just pales in comparison. Lorne Balfe also disappointed with his score for this film, where the music is almost always as uninteresting as the visuals.

That all being said, the actors are clearly having a blast. Chris Evans is so much fun in this film, and by far made the experience slightly enjoyable. There’s some fun scenes between his character and Ana de Armas early in the film, that were indicative of what the entire movie should’ve been. There’s also a ton of unexpected cameos that were a great deal of fun to see. 

The script was clearly intended for Scarlett Johansson instead of Ana de Armas, which made some of the line delivery on her part slightly awkward. It was a detriment to de Armas who didn’t get to fully show off what she’s capable of as an actor, due to a script that didn’t match her skills.

‘Ghosted’ is a very uninspired film technically, but its lead actors and celebrity cameos will be enough to leave viewers satisfied. Hopefully we can get more rom-coms with A-List actors without leaning into blockbuster tropes going forward.

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