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review by Bobby Blakey

Director Dexter Fletcher has already had some great flicks under his belt with Rocketman and Eddie The Eagle. Now he is teaming up with Knives Out and The Gray Man stars Chris Evans and Ana De Armis for the film Ghosted. The film co-stars Mike Moh, Tate Donovan, Amy Sedaris, Lizzie Broadway, Tim Blake Nelson and Adrian Brody. Could this romantic action comedy bring the promised fun or should it have been ghosted itself?


Ghosted follows salt-of-the-earth Cole who 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.


With this team leading the charge how could you not be interested in seeing them in action. This film delivers the exact romantic action comedy that I had expected and works more often than not specifically thanks to de Armas and Evans. They have great chemistry all around whether they are sharing a romantic moment or showcasing their dysfunctional relationship.


The story is simple and not overly original, but successfully blends the action and rom-com genres together to deliver an entertaining flick. The action side of the film is well done and brings plenty of guns, fights and explosions to keep you entertained despite some being a bit over the top, but clearly by design. Sure it is silly at times, but its part of the charm and knows exactly the kind of film it is.


What I love here is the role switching that has been done before, but with someone like Evans who has become known as the buff badass Captain America for so long as the person needing saving is a blast. He has great comedic timing and sells it all

to perfection. On the other side is de Armas who has already proven herself to be able to carry action in her small role in No Time To Die and joining the world of John Wick with the upcoming Ballerina.  


Like with any of these kinds of films you have to suspend some disbelief and just by into the whole thing and thanks to these two charismatic stars it manages to be a ton of fun. It’s not breaking down the walls of either genre, but stands on its own as something worth watching. Also be on the lookout for some great fun cameos throughout that will have you smiling and adding to the fun of it all.


Decide for yourself an check out Ghosted, streaming now exclusively on Apple TV+

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