Ghost (1990)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 13, 1990
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghost offers viewers a poignant romance while blending elements of comedy, horror, and mystery, all adding up to one of the more enduringly watchable hits of its era.

Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Given its obviously commercial aims, Ghost is remarkably appealing on a purely personal level. It is about how you deal with death.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

Ghost modestly warns against indignant attitudes toward class status.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Ghost is one part horror picture, one part comedy, one part love story, one part murder mystery and four parts entrancing.

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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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The passion and poignancy of trying to communicate with the dead is well-exploited here. Moore has never been more fetching.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

A bad movie that a lot of people will like.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

This isn't another movie about friendly spirits hanging out. It takes the ghost business with boneheaded seriousness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The kind of movie that succeeds very well trying to be a lot of things at once: hilarious, heartbreaking, mysterious and even with some horror in it - and it is… More
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"Ghost" is one of those films that is filmmaking at its most effective: It is uncomplicated, entertaining and engrossing with surprisingly good… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Iconic and heartwarming, this romantic thriller film delivers strong performances and memorable sequences despite an occasional lack of sophistication in the… More
Alice Shen
I only thought this was okay when I saw it as a kid, but now that I'm older, more seasoned in film criticism, and less ironically embracing of supernatural… More
Candy Rose
Movie about a man (Patrick) who is murdered and he has to come to terms with being a ghost. He uses a medium (Whoopi) to communicate to his partner (Demi) as… More
Alex roy
Using old school clichés, and turning it around; screenwriter Bruce Joel Ruben crafts a memorable and quite good romance film. Ghost is a prime example of using… More