Ghost Dad 1990

Critics score:
7 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune: Poitier's rhythms are so sluggish that the film's finale seems to have been optically speeded up in a last-ditch attempt to give the picture some dash and energy. Read more

Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times: I suppose you can't blame the star of one of TV's most popular series for attempting to conquer the movies -- yet again. What's perplexing is that Cosby keeps choosing vehicles that seem designed to sabotage the conquest. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: When a picture's biggest selling point is that it's risque by kiddie standards, that doesn't say much for its overall quality. Read more

Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer: The comedy represents a step up from the inane debacle of Leonard Part 6, but one has to concede that no other direction was possible. Read more

John Hartl, Seattle Times: Ghost Dad may be the dumbest major-studio movie of this none-too-bright summer. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: Unctuous, flat and phony, a farce that has the pace of a Broadway bus at rush hour. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: Most of Ghost Dad is a dim-witted embarrassment. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie doesn't exhibit the slightest attempt to be consistent, logical or sensible in anything, and there are scenes so pointless and unmotivated that attentive audiences will ask what they're doing in the movie. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: An earnest premise expounded in Cosby comic style, it goes no deeper than a half-hour of pixilated jollity. But it isn't bad for you. Read more