Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
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  1. Ghosts indeed: This romantic comedy by name alone attempts to make funny – not to mention culturally relevant – the kind of swinging-dick misogyny that went out of fashion years ago.
  2. 0
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past displays nary a wisp of life, let alone an afterlife.
  3. I guarantee you, if Charles Dickens were alive today, he might well be writing movies but he sure as shootin' wouldn't have written "Ghosts."
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Douglas is the only one who looks like he's actually having fun with the dim-witted script.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    We don't needlessly hate on the romantic comedies, but this one takes the corniness and predictability of the genre to a whole new level.
  6. 25
    Never comes as close as spitting distance to a laugh.
  7. Isn't just ordinarily lame, it easily exceeds any normal requirements for witless sleaze.
  8. A junky-looking romantic comedy that’s neither remotely romantic nor passably comic.
  9. Above all, it will make you long for a day when studio movies about relationships feel like they are by and for adults who have actually been in one.
  10. A bizarre conflation of chick flick and "A Christmas Carol."
  11. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    The relentless vulgarities in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past would be almost tolerable if they were amusing, but Mark Waters's direction is so tentative that the film's single laugh happens more than an hour in.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Shells
    May 24, 2009
    Its a chick flick don't have too many expectations.
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    Considering this was a "chick flick" I actually enjoyed it. Its based on an idea similar to 'A Christmas Carol". I actually decided toConsidering this was a "chick flick" I actually enjoyed it. Its based on an idea similar to 'A Christmas Carol". I actually decided to purchase it after I had viewed the trailer on another film I purchased.

    I'm a big fan of films with a ghost type theme anyway, so thought I would give this one a go, although I'm not normally a fan of chick flicks, I found the story to be enjoyable.
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  3. malop
    Oct 17, 2009
    They make a really nice couple, i enjoyed the movie and i would also recommend it.. even though it is a copy of a Christmas movie i think.