Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Critics Consensus

With a weak script, uneven CG work, and a Nic Cage performance so predictably loony it's no longer amusing, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance aims to be trashy fun but ends up as plain trash.

18%

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Reviews Counted: 113

32%
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32%
Average Rating: 2.6/5

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Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, directed by Neveldine/Taylor (Crank), Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter - but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil... and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. -- (C) Sony

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Critic Reviews for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

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  • This is a boring movie. The over-the-top outlandishness can't disguise that the whole 95 minutes represent one big snooze-fest.

    Feb 19, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Whether Cage is still paying off castles, appeasing the IRS, or rebuilding his comic book collection, it's clear he's decided, for now, to trade his talent for cold, hard cash.

    Feb 18, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Spirit of Vengeance is weighted down for long stretches in the middle, as it starts to treat its own religious hokum plotline with undue seriousness.

    Feb 18, 2012 | Full Review…

    Andrew Barker

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Shot in Romania and Turkey, the scenery is terrific and gives you something to watch other than this confusing mess. Johnny Blaze, you're just a candle in the wind, mate.

    Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 17, 2012 | Full Review…
  • That mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat.

    Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
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Audience Reviews for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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A fantastic movie no matter what critics may say! Full throttle action scenes and some fantastic acting. Some lines may be cheesy but hey, what the heck, its a superhero movie! This movie is definitely worth seeing, and a great opening to the Comic Book Movie season of 2012

Nick Dohy
Nick Dohy

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With the somewhat-incoherency of directors Neveldine & Taylor, Spirit of Vengeance is much more weaker than its already failing predecessor. The tiring script and mostly a predictably performance from its cast, including its protagonist in Nicolas Cage, makes waste of this satanic Marvel anti-hero. 1/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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An average sequel at best, done with a smaller budget by the looks of it. It has quite a good crop of British actors who many will recognise. The action scenes are ok, bike stunts pretty good and the CGI for the bike, flaming skull are decent. It just really falls down on the plot more than anything. Don't expect anything outstanding.

Dean King
Dean King

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