• Released
  • May 1, 2009
  • PG-13
  • Romantic Comedy
    Fantasy Comedy
  • 717 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A bachelor is visited by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13 | For some language, sexual content throughout and a drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Predictable romcom has some iffy stuff, but OK for teens.
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