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An interesting hybrid of popular film genres, Ghost showcases the talents of its entire cast. While out on the town one evening, New York couple Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore) are confronted by a mugger. After submitting to his demands, Sam is murdered anyway. He then finds himself a disembodied spirit, invisible to the living world, wandering without hope until he finds a spiteful spirit aboard the subway (Vincent Schiavelli) who gives him some helpful pointers on how to co-exist. Soon Sam comes back into contact with those he knew in life, and he begins to learn piece-by-piece… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie's slogan is "Believe," not an unreasonable request. But even those who'd be happy to comply must get past Ghost's one casting jaw-dropper, a certain woolly-mindedness to its script and a production prettified to the point of stickiness."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"Given its obviously commercial aims, Ghost is remarkably appealing on a purely personal level. It is about how you deal with death."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A perfect balance of laughs and tears, a sparklingly funny script and a clever fantasy about ghostly goings on make this a superior blockbuster romance."
‑ , Film4
"The pottery scene is still sexy despite numerous spoofs."
‑ James White, Total Film
"There's something relentlessly superficial about the movie, and in one area that cries out for sensitivity -- the treatment of racial differences among the characters -- it falls down badly."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"What it offers, apart from the overblown special effects that seem inescapable in American movies, is an unusual and effective combination of swooning, morbid romance and screwball comedy."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Ghost is one part horror picture, one part comedy, one part love story, one part murder mystery and four parts entrancing."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"This isn't another movie about friendly spirits hanging out. It takes the ghost business with boneheaded seriousness."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"The special effects are a real treat, the love-beyond-the-grave theme is very touching and the ending is a wonderful piece of schmaltz."
‑ Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times
"A big sweet hit, tingly and glycerined in a phony way, but diverting."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The passion and poignancy of trying to communicate with the dead is well-exploited here. Moore has never been more fetching."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"A bad movie that a lot of people will like."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"One of the finest (and weepiest) love stories ever to hit the big screen, Ghost is a a fundamental human tale that touches the hardest heart."
‑ Philip Thomas, Empire Magazine
"It's enough to make you wonder: Doesn't anybody know how to write an old- fashioned romance any more?"
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Sappy, melodramatic but never insincere, Ghost takes a B-list cast and an impossibly hokey story and blends them into an entertaining picture, though one you'll probably kick yourself for liking."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
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