Ghost Rider Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 1, 2013
Best lines? "Is this thing ever gonna end?" "Not even close." "I shore wish this thang coulda turned out different."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
Ignore the cheesy dialogue, the cardboard cut-out villains and the atrociously OTT acting and just enjoy a good old-fashioned tale of heroes and villains the way the comic-books used to tell 'em.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 19, 2012
It all seems so wearyingly old fashioned: teenage delinquents on motorbikes, creaky incarnations of Satan, a rock'n'roll take on dangerous cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
July 6, 2010
Cage needs to produce something special next to make up for crimes against cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
By any real-world standard, this is a stupid piece of junk. But it's very good at being a stupid piece of junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Huver
Hollywood.com
July 6, 2010
The worst adaptation of a Marvel Comics hero yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Shamelessly cribs from the "Spawn" film.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
If Nicolas Cage weren't a goofball with a hunky physique and droll wit, this Marvel-comic-to-big-screen adaptation would have no torque at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Seeing Ghost Rider is like going to Saturday matinee serials at the Rialto eons ago. It's a fanciful, puerile experience -- a fun day out for 9-year olds. Ghost Rider is a ridiculous melange of cheesy effects, talentless extras, corny plot and insi
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Johnson might have diverted some of his CGI budget to hire a writer to come up with a story with some internal logic -- then he could match the effects to the story rather than vice versa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 13, 2008
Bad fun if you're in the right mood, and a large part of the credit goes to Nicolas Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
It's not a complete wash, a la Catwoman, but it ain't far off.
Rob Humanick
House Next Door
October 25, 2007
Director Mark Steven Johnson is infinitely less concerned with exploring Blaze's smoldering, soul-deprived isolation than he is infatuated with the character's skull-'n'-bones imagery.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
September 22, 2007
At nearly two hours, Ghost Rider is a little long for a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Easily joins the ranks of ... throw-away superhero movies made for a quick buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 11, 2007
... Ghost Rider still manages to be a pretty enjoyable diversion if you don't hold it under close scrutiny. Or better yet, any scrutiny. (Extended Cut)
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 6, 2007
Ghost Rider as a whole adopts Cage's personality, which means it's watchable but seems to be kidding around a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
Ghost Rider fails for the same reason every bad movie does: poor storytelling and bad acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 22, 2007
The movie has the look and feel of a western. The final showdown is in a ghost town in the desert.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 28, 2007
An abysmal excuse of a film featuring Nicolas Cage's worst performance yet and only marginally improving on the Spawn formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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