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%
    reviews counted: 16
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  • Audience

    81%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: 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, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fresh: 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, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fresh: A comedy, romance and supernatural thriller rolled into one, Ghost is a zippy pastiche that somehow manages to seem fresh even though it's built entirely out of borrowed parts.

- David Ansen, Newsweek, Monday, April 7, 2008

Audience Reviews

2 stars

2 stars

- YodaMasterJedi, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2 stars

it's okay some funny parts not anything special. C+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 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