A hotshot detective who was killed in the line of duty joins a supernatural police force that protects the living from the malevolent souls who have escaped judgment in this adaptation of the popular Dark Horse comic book. Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) was a cop with a reputation for getting a results when he was brutally gunned down during a violent raid. The next thing Nick knew, he was sitting in the headquarters of the Rest in Peace Department -- a supernatural police force tasked with arresting lost souls who are hiding out on Earth. His new partner Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges) is a veteran sheriff with a knack for spotting a fugitive soul in disguise. Now Roy and Nick are about to face a menace that threatens to upset the ethereal balance between the physical world and the supernatural realm, and should they fail in maintaining that balance Earth will be flooded with a wave of very angry -- and very powerful -- lost souls. Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Someone re-released "Men in Black" with "ghosts" copy/pasted to the script in place of "aliens?" Seriously though, that's exactly what this movie is. "Dead Men in Black," and Men in Black wasn't even a good movie franchise. It's extremely forumlaic, but I guess, most people could see this coming from a mile away. Is it entertaining, though? Meh.
I did not hate this movie and it did make me laugh sometimes but I was very disappointed. With so many good actors I had higher hopes. It really felt like a bad knock-off version of MIB. They seemed to have tried to copy a lot of the themes and direction of MIB but did them all badly, the lines were bad, and often plain stupid. Like many movies that have bad writing it leans heavily on foul language, far more than needed to make up for the lack of real dialogue or solid humor. This could have been so much more. Don't bother with the 3D, it was mostly pointless, its an okay rental but I would never buy it or watch it again.