Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

By Rupert Sanders

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2017-03-31
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Rupert Sanders
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, India, China, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 2,776 Ratings


Scarlett Johansson stars in the visually stunning Ghost in the Shell, an action-packed adventure set in a future world where people are enhanced with technology. Believing she was rescued from near death, Major (Johansson) becomes the first of her kind: a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve.




  • Anime vs. Movie

    By DANG0S
    First off let me take the time to write that the movie as a general was interesting and good. There could have definitely been improvements but we’ll save that for last. The atmosphere of the story was very good and if it was your first time experiencing the movie I could see this getting pretty good ratings. The characters were cast pretty well in my opinion, but there was inconsistencies there that I would like to point out. It’s action packed and really made you think about what it is to be your own person. Which is recognized more so in the movie than what the anime seemed to lean toward. Some improvements that I think could’ve been done was more scenery being shown of the world to really get a stronger feel of how the world was like. If you imagine Total Recalls environment, you’d get a pretty decent image of this world. Another improvement would have been having a Japanese/Asian actress. Don’t get me wrong I think Johansson definitely did well in the role. But there were inconsistencies in the story such as the younger major being Asian in the movie and an Asian mother. Pronunciations for names were noticeable as well. As somebody who watched the anime first and prefer it. This movie is still good and I definitely would recommend watching it. I recommend the anime’s as well if you want less drama and more into the plot line of the world itself. Both great. Watch both.
  • Beautiful But

    By JamesUKN
    This remake of the Japanese Anime from 1995 is beautifully made, Johansson is magnificent & VirtualAir is painting the most lovely 3D stuff ... BUT although they guys which made it say to closely stick to the origin - they totally miss the point. The End of the story signifies nothing less than the birth of a new digital hybrid race, which is why it was inspiring so many. In this remake such Android dreams are nowhere to be found, the end is altered & totally flat. I know it was Spielberg which bought the rights & is behind this. As much as I believe in giving directors some creative freedom - but not to the extent as to kill the very Ghost he should be portraying ! Sad sad, another Ghost-/soulless shiny Shell - Hollywood rerun. Pls make sure You watch the real One, after this it rocks ;-)
  • So Good

    By Joek512
    Much better than I was expecting. I thought the idea was interesting
  • Think for yourself

    By Nicolas Nombre
    Disregard reviews comparing it to the anime/manga. It's not meant to be that. It delves into a compelling direction where it is completely original. The AI/consciousness argument of this version is so relevant to the future of biotechnology that the movie seems like somewhat of a warning more than fiction. The acting is compelling given the situation and the script. I find it laughable when people say Scarlett Johansson her acting was too robotic. She might seem distant at times, but it literally might be the role of playing a robot. I've watched it a few times and every time is different, and the discovery process is subtle and nuanced. Enjoy.
  • Too many special effects

    By cayrick
    The special effects attempted to compensate for the lack of a good plot. I like to watch movies before bed and my wife and I fell asleep in the middle of it.
  • This Movie Made Me Cry😭

    By RawWilson1
    This movie made me cry... because of the thought we aren't going to see another live action Ghost in the Shell movie anytime soon because of bad reviews. I absolutely love this movie! The special effects, story & yes, even the cast! People say this movie was a victim of being 'white-washed', but Scarlett Johansson was great in the movie! Look, if you've a fan of the anime, check out this movie. It might be the only &/or last live action interpretation of Ghost in the Shell...
  • Ghost fans will enjoy

    By ghost358
    Lots of Easter eggs and homages to the original. Johansson nails the role of Major with an excellent supporting cast.
  • I would pass on this movie

    By Dre💗
    I'm a fan of almost all the movies of this kind. However, I lost interest very fast and it wasn't captivating. Very disappointing.
  • As a fan.....

    By Bubba Jo bobbaay
    For many who have seen the series, yes, it is different from the original. Sure some things could have been better like an r rated movie of it(freedom to use content not shown in the live adaptation), maybe replace the main actress due to race(no offense to scarlet), some scenes to give it more reflective questioning for the audience to have when they walk out of the theatre. BUT...for what it is worth, it's definitely a very close attempt of an anime adaptation. The way they used scarlets character in terms of the race issue (basically saying she was Asian , but replaced with scarlets body), the look and special effects are on point; and the actors Matched the characters and did a solid job. My only concern was the significance of this movie missed how powerful the subject matter really is. It just lacked that passion that made the anime so great. Great to rent . Not to buy
  • just as good

    By al.b.a
    'loved the anime version, this feature film is beautifully cast, and brilliantlly made, i enjoyed it greatly. i hope there is a sequel with michael bay directing it!