‘The Wacky Squad’, ‘Ghostbusters’ or ‘Twins Strike Twice’? The ‘ranking’ of the best Ivan Reitman films

Director Ivan Reitmann was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1946 and, after a film career spanning more than half a century, directing seventeen films and financing American-style rampage (John Landis, 1978), Stop!, or my mother shoots (Roger Spottiswoode, 1992), spacejam (Joe Pytka, 1996), Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009), hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi, 2012) or, of course, Ghostbusters (Paul Feig, 2016), Space Jam: New Legends Y Ghostbusters: Beyond (Malcolm D. Lee, Jason Reitman, 2021), passed away this February in California.

We are not talking about a filmmaker with an impressive filmography, which professional critics value at the same level as that of Martin Scorsese, Lars von Trier or Alejandro González Iñárritu, but with some Feature Films Fondly Remembered by Moviegoers more than fascinated. He hasn’t won many or any special awards either, only getting one nomination for producing Up in the Airmade by his son. However, her star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame since 1997 is not taken away by anyone.

The opinion of specialized critics on the work of Ivan Reitman

Colombia | Sony

The numbers shown in the section of Rotten Tomatoes for critics they are the following in terms of Ivan Reitman’s feature films, ordering them from best to worst:

  1. The Ghostbusters (1984): average mark of 8.1 out of 10 in 75 reviews.
  2. Dave, president for a day (1993): mean of 7.6 in 60 reviews.
  3. the wacky platoon (1981): mean of 6.6 in 41 reviews.
  4. The Incorrigible Meatballs (1979): mean of 6.2 in 36 reviews.
  5. Final decision (2014): mean of 5.8 in 163 reviews.
  6. nursery cop (1990): mean of 5.5 in 37 reviews.
  7. ghostbusters 2 (1989): mean of 5.4 in 38 reviews.
  8. six days and seven nights (1998): mean of 5.4 in 40 reviews.
  9. Without obligation (2011): mean of 5.3 in 172 reviews.
  10. dangerously together (1986): mean of 5.1 in 16 reviews.
  11. my super ex girlfriend (2006): mean of 5.1 in 131 reviews.
  12. Junior (1994): mean of 5 in 33 reviews.
  13. Evolution (2001): mean of 4.9 in 140 reviews.
  14. The twins knock twice (1988): mean of 4.8 in 41 reviews.
  15. a father mess (1997): mean of 4.2 in 61 reviews.

No data on Foxy Lady (1971) nor cannibal women (1973).

Rotten Tomatoes moviegoers’ opinion

We turn to Rotten Tomatoes again, but this time for the first ranking of Ivan Reitman’s movies as voted by its users:

  1. The Ghostbusters: average mark of 4.2 out of 5 with more than 250,000 votes.
  2. the wacky platoon: half of 3.9 with more than 50,000 votes.
  3. Dave, president for a day: half of 3.7 with more than 25,000 votes.
  4. Final decision: half of 3.6 with more than 25,000 votes.
  5. ghostbusters 2: half of 3.5 with more than 250,000 votes.
  6. The Incorrigible Meatballs: half of 3.5 with more than 25,000 votes.
  7. nursery cop: half of 3.3 with more than 250,000 votes.
  8. Without obligation: half of 3.3 with more than 50,000 votes.
  9. Evolution: half of 3.2 with more than 250,000 votes.
  10. The twins knock twice: half of 3 with more than 100,000 votes.
  11. dangerously together: half of 2.9 with more than 5,000 votes.
  12. six days and seven nights: half of 2.9 with more than 100,000 votes.
  13. my super ex girlfriend: half of 2.7 with more than 250,000 votes.
  14. a father mess: half of 2.6 with more than 10,000 votes.
  15. cannibal women: half of 2.6 with more than 100 votes.
  16. Junior: half of 2.4 with more than 100,000 votes.

No data on Foxy Lady.

IMDb moviegoers’ opinion on Ivan Reitman’s cinema

Warner Bros.

On the other hand, these are the data that IMDb also gives us about public opinion:

  1. The Ghostbusters: average mark of 7.8 out of 10 with 400,048 votes.
  2. the wacky platoon: half of 6.9 with 72,075 votes.
  3. Final decision: half of 6.8 with 58,759 votes.
  4. Dave, president for a day: half of 6.8 with 52,673 votes.
  5. ghostbusters 2: half of 6.6 with 200,994 votes.
  6. The Incorrigible Meatballs: half of 6.2 with 21,246 votes.
  7. Without obligation: half of 6.2 with 225,253 votes.
  8. nursery cop: half of 6.2 with 145,323 votes.
  9. Evolution: half of 6.1 with 126,928 votes.
  10. The twins knock twice: half of 6.1 with 121,686 votes.
  11. dangerously together: half of 6 with 10,843 votes.
  12. six days and seven nights: half of 5.8 with 76,123 votes.
  13. a father mess: half of 5.3 with 15,540 votes.
  14. my super ex girlfriend: half of 5.1 with 63,794 votes.
  15. Junior: half of 4.7 with 68,109 votes.
  16. cannibal women: half of 4.6 with 1,128 votes.
  17. Foxy Lady: half of 4.6 with 44 votes.

FilmAffinity moviegoers’ opinion

And, to finish, here we have the information that FilmAffinity offers us:

  1. The Ghostbusters: average mark of 6.5 out of 10 with 116,306 votes.
  2. Final decision: half of 6.2 with 2,661 votes.
  3. dangerously together: half of 5.7 with 3,567 votes.
  4. ghostbusters 2: half of 5.6 with 20,186 votes.
  5. the wacky platoon: half of 5.2 with 4,904 votes.
  6. Without obligation: half of 5.1 with 16,557 votes.
  7. six days and seven nights: half of 5.1 with 56,998 votes.
  8. Dave, president for a day: half of 5 with 5,721 votes.
  9. Evolution: half of 4.8 with 18,941 votes.
  10. nursery cop: half of 4.6 with 24,159 votes.
  11. The Incorrigible Meatballs: half of 4.4 with 10,024 votes.
  12. The twins knock twice: half of 4.4 with 19,998 votes.
  13. a father mess: half of 4.3 with 2,724 votes.
  14. cannibal women: half of 4.2 with 43 votes.
  15. my super ex girlfriend: half of 3.9 with 10,373 votes.
  16. Junior: half of 3.2 with 20,909 votes.

No data on Foxy Lady.

Conclusions on the best and the worst of Ivan Reitman

Colombia | Sony

To the surprise of no viewer, there is unanimity among critics and users of Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and FilmAffinity regarding which one is Ivan Reitman’s best movie. It is the only cult of his career and the biggest box office success that he reaped with more than 295 million dollars worldwide: The Ghostbusters.

As to the least defensiblespecialists point to a father messwhile moviegoers voting on Rotten Tomatoes and FilmAffinity pick Juniorand those of IMDb, Foxy Lady.


We wish to say thanks to the writer of this post for this amazing web content

‘The Wacky Squad’, ‘Ghostbusters’ or ‘Twins Strike Twice’? The ‘ranking’ of the best Ivan Reitman films


You can find our social media profiles here , as well as other pages related to them here.https://orifs.com/related-pages/