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 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 2,397 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.




  • 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!
  • Veeery good!

    By Chuck812
    Much better than I thought it would be and, much better than rotten tomatoes rated it to be of course. Visually it was beautiful and very well done! The story line was good and fresh. Characters were diverse and well cast. This is a movie I will watch again and again. Not a boring moment in the movie!
  • Not Worthy Of The Hate

    By Bill I. Am
    Really liked this movie. The visuals carried over from the anime were incredible. And the essence of the story remained true to the original.
  • Loved it

    By Dean Buzzell
    I have to shake my head and laugh at these one star reviewers who hated the movie because it wasn't "true" to the original. The original WHAT? The story of Motoko Kusanagi is spread out over dozens of anime movies, tv episodes and magazines. All with different creative casts, too. These guys were already hating this movie before the first scene was even written. Forget these clowns, and judge the merits of this movie for yourself. I own nearly every piece of Ghost in the Shell you can get your hands on, and I really enjoyed this movie.
  • surprisingly.

    By juno.fack.san.diego
    I can give 4.4 out of 5 stars. I watched the original animation more than several times. This films? I can say, better than the original one in terms of overall quality. This film did not kill the atmosphere in the original animation, not just about the sentries, but also music and actors' speech. + Difference between animation and human acting films with CGI support. Real films in where human are acting are more vivid than just animation films even though the human acting films are supported by CGI. + More advanced presentation of technology in this film. + More explanation and plausible progress in this film. This can be good or bad depending on audience. The original film is lacking in explanation from time to time. Audience needs to fill the gap. + Conversation between Japanese speaking and English speaking. Only more than bi-lingual speakers can do this type of speaking. This is fun in real life, too. [Take away things in this film] + Horrible megapolis sceneries. Do you want to dream this? + Heavy gap between rich and poor. + Intrusive immediate taking over one person behaviourally and psychologically through network. + What would be the ghost in this film? + Hyping: possible. Is it better than having human body? ...