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What Rotten Tomatoes Reviews Are Saying About Ghosted

Relationships can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, one might think they had a great first date, but then one doesn't hear back from the other party. Heartbroken, one might suspect that they did something wrong, while others might obsessively try to reconnect. However, Apple TV's latest film, "Ghosted," shows that maybe the latter option here isn't the best of ideas — especially if one's love interest is actually a secret agent. Starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, "Ghosted" aims to blend action, comedy, and chemistry into an entertaining package. The trailer for "Ghosted" features plenty of quips and set pieces, so how is the movie being reviewed?

Unfortunately, it looks like critics aren't exactly being the kindest to "Ghosted," as the film currently has a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing. The Empire Magazine review gave the movie two out of five stars, and said, "If you're going to take a hugely familiar premise and rely on easy star chemistry to sell it, you really need the right stars in the right roles and a killer script for all the killing. Sadly this ain't quite it."

Some critics think Ghosted suffers from a lack of chemistry and multiple writers

Other outlets and publications also had several issues with "Ghosted." Boston Globe noted that the movie had four different writers, which they believe had a serious impact on its quality. They added that the film feels like it has been laminated, with several layers of different movies all stacked on top of each other, which results in "Ghosted" becoming the cinematic equivalent of plywood. The review from Variety was similarly critical, and they described "Ghosted" by saying, "A romantic action comedy that starts off light and breezy but turns, before you know it, into a dead-weight spectacle of wretched excess."

The Guardian's critic offered an even more scathing rebuke of "Ghosted," and they stated, "A staggeringly, maddeningly atrocious heap of increasingly boneheaded decisions that will act as depressing documentation of just how rotten things got in the current oversaturated streaming landscape." In their reviews, both Queer.Horror.Movies and The Times pointed out they think Chris Evans and Ana de Armas lack chemistry, which generally hurts the movie, considering that their relationship is its cornerstone. However, not all reviews were negative.

Other critics think Ghosted is entertaining enough, but isn't doing anything exceptional

Although many critics have found fault with "Ghosted," some others enjoyed seeing Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in different roles. Though, more often than not, even these seemingly positive reviews come with some serious caveats. The Hollywood Reporter said that "Ghosted" doesn't break any kind of cinematic molds, but the movie is flashy and amusing enough. Likewise, Collider echoed this opinion and stated that "Ghosted" has enough fun and action sequences to enjoy, but audiences shouldn't expect much more from the film.

Richard Crouse also offered a tepid recommendation, and wrote, "Works best when it doesn't take itself too seriously. By the time we get to the 'protecting the people you love is never a mistake' sentiments, much of the fun of watching Captain America play against type and de Armas in full-on action mode has wilted." The review from Hey, Have You Seen felt the same way, and they said that Evans and de Armas take center stage while the plot is more or less a secondary aspect. They added that Evans and de Armas are what make the movie, though they clarified their thoughts by saying that there is a lot to be desired when it comes to the actual story. In other words, it seems as if "Ghosted" isn't going to shake the foundations of entertainment, and while some definitely took umbrage with the film, others found enough to enjoy.