Ghost Rider

2007, Fantasy/Action, 1h 50m

139 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Ghost Rider is a sour mix of morose, glum histrionics amidst jokey puns and hammy dialogue. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams. As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles (Donal Logue) himself to destroy Blackheart (Wes Bentley), a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.

Cast & Crew

Nicolas Cage
Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider
Eva Mendes
Roxanne Simpson
Wes Bentley
Blackheart
Peter Fonda
Mephistopheles
Eddie Baroo
Motorcycle Gang Member
Jessica Napier
Broken Spoke Waitress
Avi Arad
Producer
Stan Lee
Executive Producer
Kevin Feige
Executive Producer
Norman Golightly
Executive Producer
David S. Goyer
Executive Producer
E. Bennett Walsh
Executive Producer
Christopher Young
Original Music
Russell Boyd
Cinematography
John Wheeler
Cinematography
Kirk M. Petruccelli
Production Design
Suza Maybury
Set Decoration
Lizzy Gardiner
Costume Design
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Audience Reviews for Ghost Rider

  • Apr 28, 2021
    Yes this is dumb and yes everyone involved knows it but I can't shake the feeling that the movie is just a little too smug about being self aware.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Please God make it stop. This has to be in the Top 5 of the worst comic book movies ever. Nicholas Cage is horrible, the script is terrible, and the action is just boring. Only good thing are the CGI effects for the Ghost Rider. Don't. Just don't watch this. Even if there is the threat of titty twisters... Still not worth it.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    Choc full of wannabe Western-isms and expected cheese, Ghost Rider is a foray into not-a-whole-lot. Ghost Rider strikes me as the sort of comic that didn't need a whole lot of chopping to translate well to the big screen, unfortunately, director Mark Steven Johnson neglected all that, and went for a full on self-made, effects-drive flop. Don't get me wrong, I know I bitch about "effects-driven" a lot, but sometimes it works fine, it's just that Ghost Rider has absolutely no staying power, there's really nothing to it that would make me recommend it to a friend. I think another major problem is that it aims for 'quirk" and ends up with "cheese". Too dark and long to be considered a silly, fun, little guilty pleasure, but too self-concious and non-sensical to be realistic. What's supposed to be The Devil's Bounty Hunter, riding the world to bring the guilty to justice, ends up being more of a Mad Max wannabe riding a badass motorbike notching up his cliche-meter and pouring the CG-budget down the drain, while bringing as many motifs up as he can. Though much of the film was quite weak, watching the demons (trenchcoat wearin' mo-fo's above) getting taken out one by one, somewhat akin to, oh, as for example a comic book, was entertaining enough to hold my attention. And Wes Bentley (P2, Jonah Hex) as Blackheart was, at the very least a "cool" character to bring to the film. Not exactly a masterpiece, but its very few up points did keep me interested enough to hold out for the sequel, Spirit of Vengeance, which supposedly comes out on the 17th of February 2012, starring another favourite of mine, Cirian Hines. 38% -Gimly
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  • Dec 07, 2012
    This demonic Marvel adaptation is visually groundbreaking, no doubt, but is not an easy ride. Ghost Rider's exaggerated tone and dialogue and hell-driven sequences provides many speed bumps on this less-than-anticipated ride. 3/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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