67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is cheesy, tacky, and gimmicky. But as directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), it's also prankish and inventive enough to be kind of fun.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In terms of character, McConaughey is the toxin and Garner the antitoxin. It's not exactly chemistry, but as pharmacology it's effective.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Despite my McConaughey resistance I got more guilty chuckles from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past than "Failure to Launch" or "Four Christmases."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has some laughs - more than a few thanks to Michael Douglas as a dead swinger (the movie's Jacob Marley) - and some moments of tenderness, too.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Ghosts is better-than-average McConaughey swill, but not by much - that's its pleasure and its curse.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Ghosts can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a racy raunchfest or a sentimental celebration of soul mates. So it ends up being a sappy, sleazy hybrid.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie clumps through one witless if not wince-evoking sequence after another without the relief of laughter.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
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20

New York Daily News

Douglas is the only one who looks like he's actually having fun with the dim-witted script.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A bizarre conflation of chick flick and "A Christmas Carol."
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34 out of 100
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