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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2009
The potential is here for a comedy that could have been hilarious. But the screenplay spaces out some undeniably funny lines in too much plot business, and Matthew McConaughey, while admirably villainous as a lecher, is not convincing as a charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 29, 2009
The Dickens elements elevate Ghosts of Girlfriends Past above the level of pure formula; unfortunately, the presence of McConaughey in full sleaze mode makes it difficult to like this film's Scrooge, even after his redemption occurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
April 30, 2009
Matthew McConaughey doesn't have a ghost of a chance in this mirthless romantic comedy that's anything but ROMANTIC.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
April 30, 2009
Not as deep as Matthew McConaughey's dimples.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 28, 2009
McConaughey's self-satisfied and oleaginous performance scrapes away the trace amounts of charm the film has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2009
A bizarre conflation of chick flick and A Christmas Carol.
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
A parade of clumsy slapstick, unerring homophobia, and Big Fat Life Lessons.
James Rocchi
Redbox
May 1, 2009
There are a few laughs in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, to be sure; you can even hear them over the sound of Charles Dickens spinning in his grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
May 1, 2009
Kicking off the summer with this flick I was hoping for more sizzle, but wound up with a lot fizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 27, 2009
As written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and directed by Mark Waters, the movie clumps through one witless if not wince-evoking sequence after another without the relief of laughter.
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
April 29, 2009
This rom/com gave me nightmares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
May 2, 2009
When the movie is not immersed in the main character's subconscious it's almost unspeakably bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 1, 2009
Even if you're willing to check your brain at the door and suspend your disbelief for 100 minutes, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past has just a few fleeting moments of hilarity, but ultimately falls flat as comedy, romance and drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.25/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 1, 2009
All those snappy supporting performers take the focus off the movie's romantic-comedy trappings.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
May 4, 2009
This movie I think really did the impossible. It makes Failure To Launch look like The Thin Man.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
May 4, 2009
It's a tired premise with some even weaker gags.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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