Ghost Rider - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ghost Rider Reviews

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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
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
February 18, 2007
A by-the-numbers hammy superhero caper that reaches new levels of blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 16, 2007
Ghost Rider is a joke -- a monumentally foolish comic book movie with lots of unintentional laughs, mixed in with the intentional ones.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
February 16, 2007
Ghost Rider is very much a movie for 9 year olds that feels like it was made by a 9 year old. Even 14 or 15 year olds will feel too old for what passes as cool or dark in this edge-of-camp movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
February 17, 2007
An unholy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
February 16, 2007
Its clear this director has sold HIS soul to a bunch of special effects wizards who certainly supply the hardware but drown out the human element.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2007
If Ghost Rider wanted to fetch something of value, he should have been out there looking for a better script.
| Original Score: C
Scott Huver
July 6, 2010
The worst adaptation of a Marvel Comics hero yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2007
For years scientists have theorized that one day Nicolas Cage would overact so badly that his head would burst into flames. Now, with Ghost Rider, the phenomenon has finally come to pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
February 16, 2007
What begins as a standard-yet-watchable superhero adventure slowly congeals into something approaching the caliber of Catwoman. Not as bad, but kinda knocking on the doorstep.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Edward Douglas
February 16, 2007
Ghost Rider works even less as a movie than it did as a comic book ... once you get past the cool concept and visuals of the character, there really isn't very much else there.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 16, 2007
What should be scuzzy, goofy fun becomes morose, off-key dreck in the hands of writer/director Mark Steven Johnson.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2007
Marvel's Ghost Rider has always been a thoroughly transparent, inorganic creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
It's not a complete wash, a la Catwoman, but it ain't far off.
Eric D. Snider
February 19, 2007
Whoever the inept Mark Steven Johnson had to sell his soul to in order to get put in charge of two big comic book adaptations, I hope it was worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 24, 2007
Mainly the movie's about riding a bike at the speed of sound while your head is burning. They can do anything these days, which isn't quite the same as saying they should do anything these days.
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