Chris Evans’ New Movie Is Getting Torn To Shreds

Chris Evans and Ana de Armas' Apple+ movie Ghosted is disappointing critics.

By Douglas Helm | Updated

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The reviews are in for the Chris Evans and Ana de Armas Apple TV+ movie Ghosted, and the results are — not great. The film currently has a 33% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and it doesn’t look like that will be trending up anytime soon. The two previously created murder mystery magic together in Knives Out, but that crackling antagonist energy clearly didn’t translate to a more romantic on-screen relationship.

Chris Evans stars in Ghosted as Cole, a man who becomes incredibly smitten with Ana de Armas’ Sadie – who just so happens to be a secret agent. Before they can even start their second date, the two are entangled in an international adventure where the world hangs in the balance. The premise is solid enough, and the two stars are usually magnetic on their own, but things didn’t work out this time.

AV Club’s Luke Y Johnson said, “That it comes from Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher and Deadpool and Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is flat-out dismaying; either they didn’t care, or they’re losing their abilities.” Luke makes a great point here, as you would definitely expect the minds behind dynamic and fresh projects like Rocketman, Deadpool, and Zombieland would be able to put Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in better than a rote action rom-com like Ghosted. Unfortunately, it seems they fell short on this project.

Indiewire’s David Ehrlich pulled no punches, saying, “Ghosted is just happy to evoke the concept of entertainment in the hopes that some pretty faces and a familiar arrangement of flashing lights might be enough to convince the stock market that Apple is investing its money rather than [wasting it].” Ehrlich was not impressed by either Chris Evans or de Armas in Ghosted, and even took shots at Apple’s content strategy. This seems a little harsh since Apple does have solid stuff like Severance and Ted Lasso, but point taken.

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John Anderson of the Wall Street Journal gave a succinct summation saying, “The action is plentiful, but not particularly well-executed, and neither Mr. Evans nor Ms. Armas is really a comedian.” Chris Evans and Ana de Armas have proven they have action chops in the past, but it seems like the direction in Ghosted fell short of their usual penchant for quality action scenes. However, Anderson may want to watch Not Another Teen Movie or Scott Pilgrim vs. the World before dismissing Evans’ comedic chops completely (or de Armas SNL hosting gig for that matter).

Finally, Tomris Laffly from The Wrap cheekily stated, “All you might get from this movie [is] a little pick-me-up before you ghost it forever.” This is probably the best critique of Chris Evans and Ana de Armas’ Ghosted to help you decide if you should check out the film for yourself. Essentially, if you’re looking for something breezy but forgettable, the film might be worth watching on a lazy Sunday.

With that being said, it’s not all doom and gloom for Chris Evans and Ana de Armas’ Ghosted film. The current audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 66%, so it’s definitely not the worst film in the world. It’s probably best not to go into it expecting it to blow your mind.

If you want to give Chris Evans’ Ghosted a shot, it’s streaming on Apple TV+ now. Along with de Armas, the film also stars Adrien Brody, Mike Moh, Amy Sedaris, Tim Blake Nelson, Tate Donovan, Lizze Broadway, and Mustafa Shakir. You can see Evans next in the film Pain Hustlers, set for an October 27 release, and de Armas next in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina in 2024.