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.

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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

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (93)

  • You may find yourself infinitely more forgiving of its lack of quality if you pretend it's simply a low budget Troma flick rather than a multi-million dollar studio picture... If you're in the mood for 90 minutes of mindless nonsense -- Cage is your man.

    December 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Lee Cassanell

    CineVue
    Top Critic
  • Hey, maybe watch season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. instead.

    August 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Nic Cage doesn't get a chance to qualify for the Razzies in this one, which prompts me to recommend you rent Drive Angry instead. That movie has a much better use of a human skull.

    January 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Grae Drake

    Movies.com
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  • It makes me feel cheated and sad.

    January 22, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

    Dave White

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  • A schlocky, derivative, and incredibly ridiculous sequel.

    December 17, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is too awful and cheesy to recommend to anyone, even the most diehard superhero fans.

    October 12, 2012 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

  • Apr 09, 2016
    So hilariously bad, it's definitely worth watching. What's weird though is that from watching this film, it really felt like it was trying to do Mad Max Fury Road 3 years before it came out...it just did a really, really bad job of it.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2016
    Even though this film was intentionally suppose to be mindlessly entertaining, it is misguided in its attempt. There is some good action and some over-the-top Nicolas Cage but there is piss poor character development, storytelling and handling of villain(s). You don't have to dumb down a film completely for it to be entertaining and you piss off comic book fans as a result because of this film existing. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance might entertain you if you're high or drunk but if you want good entertainment go watch The Avengers instead.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2015
    One star seems generous... What a waste.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2013
    In "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," Moreau(Idris Elba) offers to rid Johnny Blaze(Nicolas Cage) of the demon that has possessed him in exchange for protecting Nadya(Violante Placido) and her son Danny(Fergus Riordan) from Carrigan(Johnny Whitworth) and his goons. But you shouldn't be too harsh on Blaze for his hesitation, considering the last deal he made. Still, he tries his best, or rather the Ghost Rider does, only to end up in a Romanian hospital. Admittedly, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is not very good cinema to say the least, what with its paying little attention to any form of logic. Still, it has two great advantages over its lumbering predecessor; namely, a much simpler storyline and never taking itself seriously. I mean you have to appreciate a movie as loopy as this that knows that it is loopy, is proud of its loopiness, even getting a tattoo that says 'loopy' on its right shoulder, with a patented Nicolas Cage performance to match. And as an added bonus, you get Idris Elba playing an alcoholic French ex-priest.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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