The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
This flawed, fractured fairy tale fails to scare up many chuckles or much charm. As Ebenezer Scrooge himself might say, "Bah, humbug!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
A parade of clumsy slapstick, unerring homophobia, and Big Fat Life Lessons.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 7, 2009
As superficial and melodramatic as one might've expected...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 27, 2009
A deluge of dim jokes and rote romantic interludes between Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner that are intended to recall Charle's Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." God help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
September 18, 2009
Matthew McConaughey proves better than the material put before him in the intermittently intriguing Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 17, 2009
Ideally, you want to see the male and female leads end up together in a romantic comedy; if not, it all starts to become kind of creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 12, 2009
Although there are some sweetly sentimental moments, they are not nearly enough to redeem what is otherwise a fairly mean-spirited film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 28, 2009
A watchable pastiche of A Christmas Carol, this rom-com resorts to corny slapstick a bit too often but also manages to find moments of real resonance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
May 25, 2009
The comedy is reduced to pratfalls and embarrassing situations, and much of it comes across as just mean-spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 22, 2009
Director Mark Waters finds the movie's laughs in the supporting players: Michael Douglas, Emma Stone and Lacey Chabert.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
May 18, 2009
The only thing of note is that its star, Matthew McConaughey, doesn't remove his shirt
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 15, 2009
A slick, standard Hollywood studio produced romantic comedy that utilizes a clever conceit and some expert supporting comedic performances to help it squeak by.
Lisa Varano
Time Out Sydney
May 15, 2009
Quirky supporting characters enliven this by-the-numbers romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
May 15, 2009
McConaughey too once showed promise, but here he seems to be auditioning for a bad sitcom, while Garner misuses her gawky sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 15, 2009
I suppose your reaction to the film will depend to some extent on whether or not you find Matthew McConaughey a charmer. I don't, so I found Connor repulsive with no redeeming features.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Osmond
SFX Magazine
May 12, 2009
Let's be clear: this is trash, not very funny and sometimes jaw-droppingly insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
May 11, 2009
The ending does a big flip flop, but if you go in with low expectations, you'll have a hard not laughing in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 10, 2009
'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' lacks energy and originality, plus the characters are too shallow to care about. But Michael Douglas is delightful.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
May 9, 2009
Not as bad as you might think, but...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
May 8, 2009
There are many ways you can deal with the hypocrisies and faults of the male libido; Fellini spent a career exploring this terrain (think 8 1/2, City of Women) but there is nothing interesting on the subject here.
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