Ghost Rider Reviews

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
April 18, 2007
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stuart McGurk
thelondonpaper
March 30, 2007
Cage has to collect Satan's unpaid debts, meaning that he becomes a demon biker with a flaming skull for a head - and that's about it for this one-note film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 29, 2007
No skimpily dressed Satan-worshipping babes like in the original comics, alas. . .
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
When Blaze explains that he may not have a soul but he still has spirit, it's a little like saying, "I may have no heart, but I do have an organ in my chest that pumps blood through my body."
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 10, 2007
An oddly beguiling mixture of horror movie, biker flick, pulp Faust legend, redemption melodrama and western, featuring quite astonishing special effects.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2007
Sometimes it sizzles. Sometimes it's a pale shadow of the comic book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 7, 2007
There's nothing here that you haven't seen previously in much better comic book movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 5, 2007
The tagline for the new "Ghost Rider" movie promises that "Hell is about to be unleashed!" Actually, that might be an understatement. After seeing the movie, some might question whether it was the apocalypse that was unleashed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 3, 2007
It's ridiculous, likable, with some pleasing reminders of the Blade movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 3, 2007
Grand, empty gestures and loads of CGI effects can't cover up pure schlock. Even the character's iconically cool trademarks -- a flaming skull and a fiery chopper -- are reduced to Velveeta slices. No, damn you, sir.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
James Christopher
Times [UK]
March 3, 2007
The plot is as corny as a country and western song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 2, 2007
The self-conscious 'quirkiness' is painful: Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze as a homespun dunce who 'drinks' jelly beans from a martini glass, listens exclusively to The Carpenters, and busts a gut laughing at chimpanzee slapstick on TV.
| Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 1, 2007
Yet another comic book adaptation that goes up in flames before our very eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 1, 2007
As comic book movies go, this delivers pretty much everything you could expect from a film about a guy with a flaming skull for a head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
February 28, 2007
Nic Cage seems comfortable in the role of the flaming-skulled biker, but the plot holes are too deep even for his Herbie-like arachnid motorcycle to negotiate.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
February 27, 2007
The movie quickly devolves into a tiresome F/X spectacle, but Cage approaches the material with a gonzo sincerity that's strangely magnificent.
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
February 27, 2007
Fonda is smart casting as Mephistopheles, while sultry Mendes is topnotch eye-candy.
Tom Hawker
Total Film
February 27, 2007
t's fun in places, but the second you're out the cinema, Ghost Rider vanishes from memory in a big puff of smoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
February 27, 2007
By the time our hero has finally relaxed into his leathers, there's little time left to wrap up the main story, which is some forgettable stuff about the devil's progeny (a googly-eyed Wes Bentley) trying to take over the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
February 27, 2007
A blockbuster that offers enough quirky pleasures to feel fresh and unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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