Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

James Berardinelli

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

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Dave White

It makes me feel cheated and sad.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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.

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Grae Drake

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.

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Andrew Barker

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.

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Rafer Guzman

That mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A schlocky, derivative, and incredibly ridiculous sequel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
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three stars
Dean King
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… More
Nick Dohy
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… More
JY Skacto
There's a tag team in the director's chair with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Unfortunately, they can't do anything with <i>Ghost… More
Eugene Bernabe
With the somewhat-incoherency of directors Neveldine & Taylor, Spirit of Vengeance is much more weaker than its already failing predecessor. The tiring… More
Luke Baldock
Nicolas Cage must have some big balls to return to this franchise. After the appalling reaction to the first film this series should have died immediately. Well… More