Box art for Ghost

Ghost

drama, romance


Ghost will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    74%
  • Audience Score
    81%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Romance, suspense, gags, and one-liners.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that sexual content, violence, and strong language make this movie highly questionable for kids under 13 and for more sensitive teens. There's no nudity, but plenty of alluring shots. One bad guy is squished between two vehicles and the other is pierced through the torso by a jagged sheet of glass.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's formula. Why do the good guys tend to win in big Hollywood movies? If the movie had a more amibiguous ending, would it be as popular? Can you think of movies or other stories that didn't conclude happily? Did those movies leave you disastified but thinking about the ending? What about this movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    74%
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  • Audience

    81%

Audience Reviews

2 stars

2 stars

- YodaMasterJedi, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

4 stars

Even today this film manages to move me, so romantic and funny - and Whoopi Goldberg steals the show with her priceless performance, she is amazing and makes me laugh loud every time.

- blacksheepboy, Tuesday, May 11, 2010

5 stars

Sam: "I love you Molly, I've always loved you." Molly: "Ditto". It's amazing how one little word can let the one your with know that you love them. Especially if they're no longer alieve. That is very much true in this beautiful story about good and evil, and most importantly love. Patrick Swayze gives us all a very moving performance in showing that there is an afterlife. Demi Moore plays Swayze's girlfriend who wants to truely believe that even though her boyfriend, Sam (Patrick Swayze) is no longer alieve he is still on earth in spirit, and Whoopi Goldberg portrays the comedic but yet in some ways serious psychic who helps Sam (Patrick Swayze), protect his girlfriend Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) from being murdered by Willie Lopez (Rick Aviles). This movie has a wonderful & glorious message about pure beauty and love. It also made the entire world fall in love with The Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody". Patrick Swayze will be remembered forever and his performance in Ghost will never be forgotten. Ditto :) Patrick Swayze forever!!! :) My one true celeb crush! :) :) :)

- movieguru12, Wednesday, June 1, 2011