Ghost Rider
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When a motorcycle-riding stuntman offers his soul to Mephistopheles in order to save the life of the one he loves most, he is forced to play host to a powerful supernatural entity whose flaming skull visage strikes fear into the heart of his enemies in this feature-film version of the long-running comic series. By day, Johnny Blaze (actor and comic-book devotee Nicolas Cage) is one of the world's best-known stuntmen, but when the sun goes down and he is in the presence of evil, the death-defying daredevil bursts into flames to become the indestructible, motorcycle-riding antihero known to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Best lines? "Is this thing ever gonna end?" "Not even close." "I shore wish this thang coulda turned out different.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Cage needs to produce something special next to make up for crimes against cinema."
‑ Mike Barnard, Future Movies UK
"Shamelessly cribs from the "Spawn" film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"So much flatter than it was on the comic-book page."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Ignore the cheesy dialogue, the cardboard cut-out villains and the atrociously OTT acting and just enjoy a good old-fashioned tale of heroes and villains the way the comic-books used to tell 'em."
‑ Ali Gray,
"By any real-world standard, this is a stupid piece of junk. But it's very good at being a stupid piece of junk."
‑ Dave White,
"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."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"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."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Provides just enough pop thrills and slam-bang action to make it perfectly acceptable matinee fare."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"It all seems so wearyingly old fashioned: teenage delinquents on motorbikes, creaky incarnations of Satan, a rock'n'roll take on dangerous cool."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"The worst adaptation of a Marvel Comics hero yet."
‑ Scott Huver,
"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"
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
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