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Parents' Guide to

Ghost Dad

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bill Cosby ghost movie has some iffy humor, profanity.

Movie PG 1990 84 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Cool 90's movie.

I enjoy this movie. The daughter is vey mature . its the 90's a feel good time. very good movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While some of the clothes and technology haven't exactly aged well, GHOST DAD is a still-enjoyable comedy, due in no small part to Bill Cosby. After playing Cliff Huxtable in The Cosby Show for a number of years before the release of this movie, it wasn't a big stretch for Cosby to play a dad -- even a dad who becomes a ghost -- and he brings his trademark humor and style to the role, and Sidney Poitier's directing brings out the best of the other characters.

There are times when the movie veers into utter absurdity, even by ghost story standards, and some of the humor is a bit iffy for younger kids, but overall the movie is funny. It's pure entertainment, and taken for its own sake, Ghost Dad is a fun movie for older kids and parents.

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