(1990)

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Metascore

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100
San Francisco Chronicle
A wonderful movie, sincere and inspired, with four terrific performances and a story that doesn't let up. The picture has the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, and the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment. [13 July 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
It's an unpredictable, mesmerizing journey nearly every shady second of the way.
75
Chicago Tribune
There are still some astonishingly tender moments, including looks exchanged between Swayze and Moore that seem magically divorced from this summer of exploding jets, severed limbs and homicidal children. [13 July 1990, Friday, p.D]
63
Chicago Sun-Times
One of the irritations of Ghost is that the Moore character is such a slow study.
60
A big sweet hit, tingly and glycerined in a phony way, but diverting.
50
It's formula-packed business as usual. In fact, it's double-packed, triple-packed, more.
40
Los Angeles Times
In all his athletic scenes, leaping through doors, leaping between uptown and downtown trains, leaping on an assortment of villains, Swayze is just fine. It's the movie's big cosmic questions that throw him; for these he's reduced to a look of total stupefaction--not the movie's finest moments. [13 July 1990, Calendar, p.F-1]
40
The New Republic
The ghost is played by Patrick Swayze, who can't handle the part; his bereaved girlfriend, Demi Moore, is much better. [13 Aug 1990, p.30]
38
Rolling Stone
Though saddled with hoary jokes, Goldberg at least pumps some funky life into the bland proceedings.
30
Time
A bad movie that a lot of people will like... Though director Jerry Zucker wants his necrophiliac romance to be sensitive, he pumps up its feelings fortissimo so the dimmest viewer will get the point. [16 July 1990, p.86]

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