Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Reviews

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance


Genre :

Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Release Date :

February 17, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Starring :

Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, Johnny Whitworth, Violante Placido, Kevin Nash, Fergus Riordan, Vincent Regan, Jacek Koman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..with the directors failing to tweak their style to fit 3D and the Ghost Rider still an inchoate presence..”
by Helen OHara [Empire Magazine]
3 of 5

“..they commit some errors, too, most egregiously sticking to their distinctively shaky camera style in the 3-D mode, which is never really a grand idea..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
2 of 5

“..there's less engine power in this sequel, and the original's healthy, dark humour is in short supply..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian [UK]]
“..the standards of all involved are so obviously floorboard-high..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..the kind of movie where you don't expect much and then think, "Hey, that was actually kind of fun."..”
by Mark Olsen [Los Angeles Times]
1 of 4

“..the horror isn't scary, the action isn't rousing..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..the actual action surrounding these moments is sometimes incoherent..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..something far worse... it's boring..”
by Alex Zane [The Sun]
1 of 4

“..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!..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
Review rate : C-

“..maybe some comic-book heroes are simply better left on the page..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
Review rate : D+

“..like the first Ghost Rider movie, this one burns plenty of rubber trying to swerve around plot holes and thinly written characters..”
by Adam Markovitz [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..it's also rather fun and, like all the best comic books, a little cleverer than first impressions suggest..”
by James O'Brien [Daily Mail [UK]]
“..has little of the boisterous Xbox vitality of their Crank-ed up finest..”
by Adam Lee Davies [Little White Lies]
2 of 5

“..a cool visual effect first and a plot and character second..”
by Matt Risley [Sky Movies]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Shaun Munro [What Culture]

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by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]


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by Justin Chang [Variety]


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by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


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by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]


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by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]


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by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


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13 SINS :

“..a creepy little diversion that ultimately unravels long before its hero's fragile psyche does..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]


“..when a film about relationships features sentiments expressed as neatly and simplistically as that, the storytelling feels mechanical and contrived..”
by Zachary Wigon [Village Voice]


“..the film needs to be reminded of the same..”
by Calum Marsh [Village Voice]