Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Reviews

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William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
As a B-grade horror/action hybrid, and the lowered expectations that come with that description, it's a very fun experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 30, 2012
All things being equal, I would rather have seen Crank 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
A goofy, gonzo thrill ride, Vengeance is a bad movie sequel so bad it's good -- a bad movie that's almost a great bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Clift
Moviedex
March 17, 2012
An unwanted sequel to one of the worst comic book films ever made blasts onto the screen with such assaultive energy that memories of its predecessor are incinerated from your brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 17, 2012
Astonishing effects, brilliant production design, great locations, relentless pace and some wry lines well delivered give the film excellent entertainment value
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 15, 2012
Although Spirit of Vengeance never reaches the madcap heights of Neveldine/Taylor's unhinged Crank, it's an inventive, wonderfully weird, and surprisingly focused one-shot comic-book adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 7, 2012
It was exactly what I expected it to be, and I was fine with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 2, 2012
Under the turbocharged bad-trip direction of 'Crank' auteurs Neveldine and Taylor, this impossible and absurd scenario seems inspired not by a comic book but by a drug fiend's delirium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 24, 2012
Ghost Rider 2 good, mindless fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
February 18, 2012
Neveldine and Taylor latch onto Nicolas Cage's spasmodic reverie of elated exaggeration in this wild-hair sequel. His performance is the reason this disposable movie is so entertaining ... and why we shouldn't close the book on him quite yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 18, 2012
With plenty of goggle-eyed Cage/Blaze warped effects on tap, and Cage gurning ..., what more does this silly series need? Better bike effects for starters ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
February 17, 2012
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.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 17, 2012
That mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 17, 2012
The bad news is that this sequel, which wants to wow us with its unrestrained, hyper-stylized, WTF-ness, is way too disposable for its own good.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
February 17, 2012
The filmmakers understand that they have happy, productive, kooky Nicolas Cage on hand, not sullen money-hungry Cage, and they let him loose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
February 17, 2012
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Gilchrist
Boxoffice Magazine
February 17, 2012
So it's a half-certainty, half-shock that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is both good and bad, a sequel that's hungry for thrills but bereft of the cohesiveness-and budget-to be a full meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
February 17, 2012
Brings all the cartoonish insanity of the directors' Crank to the -- let's face it -- cartoonishly insane concept of the Ghost Rider. It's a match made in, er, hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Brien
Daily Mail [UK]
February 16, 2012
While Ghost Rider 2 is about as subtle as a sledgehammer and positively drenched in pyrotechnics and car chases, it's also rather fun and, like all the best comic books, a little cleverer than first impressions suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013
It makes me feel cheated and sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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