Gothamites Sam and Molly see their romance shattered when a street thug kills Sam during a mugging. But love endures beyond the grave when a spectral Sam learns that Molly is in danger and he must find a way to warn her before she suffers his fate.
Jay Boyar Ghost is one part horror picture, one part comedy, one part love story, one part murder mystery and four parts entrancing.
Richard Corliss A bad movie that a lot of people will like.
Jonathan Rosenbaum There's something offensive about the movie's chintzy view of death and the way it periodically flirts with promising conceits only to back away from them in as cowardly a manner as possible.
Terrence Rafferty It sounds like a horror movie, but it's a romantic fairy tale. The scariest thing about it is its shamelessness.
Variety Staff Ghost is an odd creation -- at times nearly smothering in arty somberness, at others veering into good, wacky fun.
David Ansen 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.
Peter Travers Zucker dutifully pushes all the buttons -- romance, thrills, laughs, tears -- that have been pushed before by more assured hands.
Desson Thomson Surprisingly entertaining.
Rita Kempley The actors succeed quite nicely in unifying the movie's multiple personalities, its ricocheting screenplay.