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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Though saddled with hoary jokes, Goldberg at least pumps some funky life into the bland proceedings. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle 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] show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Goldberg has her best role in a while, especially when she twitches and grunts her way into phony trances. Poor Demi, though, cries enough tears to drench a small drought-stricken state. [13 July 1990, Life, p.4D] show more

  • 88
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's an unpredictable, mesmerizing journey nearly every shady second of the way. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr 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] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the irritations of Ghost is that the Moore character is such a slow study. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    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. [22 Aug 1990, Arts, p.11] show more

  • 80
    Empire

    It’s soppy and sentimental, and it’s no longer possible to take the famous pottery sequence seriously, but some neat special effects and a healthy dose of humour prevent it from becoming mawkish. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    A big sweet hit, tingly and glycerined in a phony way, but diverting. show more

  • 60
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Nothing if not earnest. It's also eccentric enough to remain interesting even when its ghost story isn't easy to believe. show more

  • November 18, 2008 Sweetrose
    Report This User

    In Ghost, a viewer finds Comfort,and a sense of Hope; Molly Jensen(Moore) and her boyfriend Sam Wheat (Swayze) shine in this drama. Sam finds out his friend and co-worker Carl (Goldwyn) scams him. When Carl arranges to rob Sam, it gets fouled up and this thug WIlly kills our innocent hero. Oda Mae (Goldberg) is the local seer who finds a bargain in Sam. She can only hear him, but is riotous in this fim. Sam tries to use Oda & reach a warning to Molly, and the laughs are hysterrical to see. The ending is heartwarming, as Sam is exhonerated and finds his road to the "pearly Gates". WIlly and Carl get their "reward" and are where slimeballs go.

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