Ghost Rider Reviews

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February 18, 2012
March 3, 2007
It's ridiculous, likable, with some pleasing reminders of the Blade movies.
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.
March 3, 2007
The plot is as corny as a country and western song.
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.
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.
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.
February 21, 2007
Not as dreadful as the studio's decision to withhold press screenings until less than 24 hours before opening day would suggest, but not especially good either.
February 21, 2007
So much flatter than it was on the comic-book page.
February 21, 2007
Provides just enough pop thrills and slam-bang action to make it perfectly acceptable matinee fare.
February 21, 2007
The story doesn't arc so much as unspool like a stretch of desert highway, but the Ghost Rider is such a powerful amalgam of hot-rod iconography that this is still fairly watchable.
February 20, 2007
The blank, frenetic exhaustion of the final reel acts like a kid who tries to snap out of a candy-binge coma by snorting lines of Pixy Stix.
February 20, 2007
Rarely in Hollywood have so many labored so hard with so much time and such financial resources to fill a movie screen with as vast an array of spiritual gibberish, literary poppycock and pure flummery as Mark Steven Johnson's Ghost Rider.
February 20, 2007
It's not quite a thrill ride but it isn't a total embarrassment for Cage. It's certainly no worse than Wicker Man, which depicted the actor chasing hippie chicks in a bear suit.
February 20, 2007
Surprised as I am to concede it, Ghost Rider smokes.
February 20, 2007
Is the world ready for a flaming Nicolas Cage?
February 17, 2007
Any potential the film had for making pop art in a contemporary manner is drained away by the familiar demands of second-tier action blockbusters.
February 17, 2007
The real evil in this flick isn't Blackheart (Wes Bentley), the devil's son, it's the soul-sucking devil of modern cinema: Hollywood formula.
February 17, 2007
An unholy mess.
February 16, 2007
Ghost Rider has everything you don't want from your superhero movie, including lack of logic, boring action scenes, bad acting in the supporting performances, a brutally slow 114-minute running time and cringe-worthy dialogue.
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