Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Reviews

  • Like the first Ghost Rider movie, this one burns plenty of rubber trying to swerve around plot holes and thinly written characters.

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • The film, though, has some redeeming qualities, including the presence of Idris Elba as the obligatory good guy, who encourages Johnny to get Danny into the protective custody of a religious order.

    Neil Genzlinger — New York Times

  • The standards of all involved are so obviously floorboard-high, there's not much to say after the lights come up other than one of Blaze's "one-liners": "So, that happened."

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • Whether Cage is still paying off castles, appeasing the IRS, or rebuilding his comic book collection, it's clear he's decided, for now, to trade his talent for cold, hard cash.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • What more would one want? Well, actually, quite a bit, but this movie ain't got much more than that. Still, as noisesome entertainments go, it 'brings' that thing we sometimes call 'it.'

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Spirit of Vengeance is weighted down for long stretches in the middle, as it starts to treat its own religious hokum plotline with undue seriousness.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • Ordinarily I'd be into the idea of seeing Nicolas Cage's face burn, but alas, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is not a documentary.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Shot in Romania and Turkey, the scenery is terrific and gives you something to watch other than this confusing mess. Johnny Blaze, you're just a candle in the wind, mate.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • An aggressively mediocre improvement on the first film.

    William Goss —

  • This is a boring movie. The over-the-top outlandishness can't disguise that the whole 95 minutes represent one big snooze-fest.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance nudges its obscure hero's mythology forward a bit without seeming to care much how it gets there.

    John DeFore — Hollywood Reporter

  • One look at the dreadful mess that is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will turn your whisper into a primal Cage scream: MAKE THIS MOVIE STOP!

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • Like a laboratory experiment on how often a movie can spin from bad to good and back again.

    Mark Olsen — Los Angeles Times

  • It makes me feel cheated and sad.

    Dave White —

  • Nic Cage doesn't get a chance to qualify for the Razzies in this one, which prompts me to recommend you rent Drive Angry instead. That movie has a much better use of a human skull.

    Grae Drake —

  • A schlocky, derivative, and incredibly ridiculous sequel.

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is too awful and cheesy to recommend to anyone, even the most diehard superhero fans.

    Christian Law — We Got This Covered

  • This is destined for a place at the bottom of the pile come the end of the year, but in all honesty, did anyone really expect anything good out of a movie about a guy with a flaming skull going around killing people?

    Jeff Beck —

  • In terms of stupid, dumb, no-brainer comic-book films, they don't come much stupider, dumber and no-brainier than this.

    Matt Looker —

  • There are flashes of Neveldine/Taylor's self-deprecating sense of humor also, but even those can't overcome a story that's completely inert and uninvolving.

    Eric Melin —

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