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Ghost review

Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago on 1 September 2016 05:15

One of the best movies by Patrick, he was my absolute favorite actor of all time & the best looking guy ever, my biggest celebrity crush that has never changed, he was taken from us way too soon! And the nicest guy in real life to boot!


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An average movie

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 29 March 2016 09:21

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. Basically, it is one of those timeless romantic classics which has gathered some die-hard fans around the world, even though it didn’t grow old very well. Indeed, it is incredibly cheesy and it is therefore rather difficult to take the whole thing really seriously. And, yet, I have to admit it, it remains a decent romance and I think it has to do above all with Patrick Swayze’s charisma. The late Swayze never became a really great actor but, at some point in his career, he got involved in some movies which seemed really hopeless on paper but still somehow turned out to be some cult-classics after all (‘Dirty Dancing’, this movie and ‘Point Break’). In my opinion, the success of these movies owns a great deal to Patrick Swayze who managed to play each time a man who happens to be physically strong but also really sensitive. In this case, he had also some nice chemistry with Demi Moore and, at the time, the old gimmick used by Whoopi Goldberg was still fairly entertaining. To conclude, even though I‘m not a huge fan of the whole thing, it is still a decent watch and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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Ghost

Posted : 6 years, 6 months ago on 6 November 2013 08:43

What the hell is this movie and how did it get nominated for the following Oscars: Picture, Director and Screenplay? It’s not just that Ghost has a severe identity crisis as a film, which it does, but it just isn’t very good. It’s pure Hallmark-style wish fulfillment with a hollow emotional core. I always think that it’s a good idea to ignore films that try to offer something for everyone, and Ghost tries to have it every which way that it can. There’s the central romance, the heaven-can-wait fantasy, the corporate intrigue and darker murder mystery elements. They never successfully come together, instead causing the film to zip wildly and unevenly between moments of almost farcical comedy and mawkish melodrama.

Maybe if the romantic chemistry between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze had existed it would’ve fixed most of these problems, or if more time had been spent making us care or invest in their relationship. Instead, Moore spends much of her time staring off into the void and doing variations of the pretty-cry. Tony Goldwyn is also largely wasted in a supporting role that switches gears so quickly I’m surprised you can’t actually hear a loud noise detailing how rough it is. So what we’re left with is a great movie star turn from Swayze, who earnestly believes in every minute and change in his character’s journey, and some great scene-stealing work from Whoopi Goldberg. It’s not hard to see why she won the Oscar that year. The role feels tailored made to highlight her gifts as both a dramatic and comedic actor. Her back-and-forth with Swayze was also wildly entertaining, giving a fairly dull and sleepy film a large dose of energy.


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Ghost review

Posted : 7 years, 9 months ago on 14 August 2012 01:51

يحمل مشاعر جميلة جدًا، يصف احتياجنا لمن غيبهم الموت ومحاولتنا التواصل معهم في الحياة الأخري،،، أبدعو


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Ghost review

Posted : 8 years, 5 months ago on 7 December 2011 12:39

I remember clearly the first time I watched this movie and even now, I cry every single time. It's one of the few feel good movies that also contains a great cast. I would recommend it to those who have not seen it before and to those who have, give it another watch. Never can I get enough of this beautiful love story.


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Ghost review

Posted : 8 years, 7 months ago on 18 October 2011 04:19

Ghost is one of the first movies I ever saw. Yes, Ghost. The Patrick Swayze film that combines elements of psychological horror, suspense and comedy. And for some reason, I could not stop watching it. I remember watching this at least once a week for a good part of my early childhood and loving it more and more each time. The scary parts didn't traumatize me; in fact, I loved the thrill of them. I admired the story and the way the living and the dead were on the same playing field throughout, providing ample opportunity to showcase both scares and laughs. I liked the good vs. evil dichotomy, the themes of betrayal, love and justice. And I also liked Vincent Schiavelli. That guy, may he rest in peace, is made out of pure frightening, creepy awesomeness as the ghost in the train. Jerry Zucker couldn't have picked a more hilarious and menacing guide for the newly deceased Sam Wheat. In fact, the whole cast is brilliant. Swayze plays such a likable, human protagonist trying to communicate with his living, loving girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore) before she gets involved with Carl (future Dexter director Tony Goldwyn). And Whoopi Goldberg, dear Jesus, she's just hilarious in this as the fraudulent psychic who, through a brilliant use of irony, can communicate with Sam.

There isn't an aspect of this movie I don't completely love, especially considering it had such an impact upon my childhood. It's a definite recommendation to anyone who enjoys comedy, fantasy, horror, suspense, or any combination of the above.


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Ghost review

Posted : 8 years, 7 months ago on 8 October 2011 10:29

Magical Movie Revisited, graced by melodious song Unchained Melody. A treat to watch. A story of love, passion, fear, longing and asunder


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Bring the tissues

Posted : 10 years, 4 months ago on 18 January 2010 05:08

This is a great classic chick flick from the 90s. The story of two lovers who are torn apart by tradgedy is truly heart-wrenching. Woopi is fab as the crazy physcic lady, she provides the comical element to the film. Bring the tissues cos this one's a tear-jerker!


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As A Guy, This Chick Flick Wasn't So Bad To Watch

Posted : 11 years, 1 month ago on 17 April 2009 12:26

I ain't 'fraid no ghost.
Especially if it takes on the form of a dirty dancing roadhouser like Patrick Swayze.
Ghost is a romance film whose supernatural twist plotline pulls at not only the right heart-strings, but also at the same time, at the just the correct amount of logistical levers of suspended-believibility that are required when entering into the world of cinematic escapism.
Swayze plays the perfect polarly opposite straightman to Whoopi Goldberg, who fills up the screen with her comedic charisma, while Demi Moore exudes the same effect, but with her angelic beauty. All this combined with a story that provides just enough Hollywood-scripted plausibilty to a plot-idea that hovers in implausibilty.
For me, all this was just the right mix of ingredients to allow my otherwise jaded hairy pimp-ass to sit still thru the entire run of this blatant but high quality chick-flick (which for me, is usually a rarity).



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romance

Posted : 12 years, 1 month ago on 27 April 2008 06:17

Combine a touching love story, with a supernatural tale, comedy and a little thriller: you've got Ghost.

Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's performances make this film a "must-see" romance.


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