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A resurrected cop does battle with a villain whose quest for immortality threatens an entire metropolis in Sin City creator Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic novel. When a rookie cop is brutally killed and mysteriously brought back to life, he assumes the guise of The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) -- a masked crime fighter who prowls the shadows of Central City on a supernatural mission to keep the urban landscape safe. Upon discovering that his arch nemesis, The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), is determined to live forever even if it means wiping out the entire… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"Every once in a while a genuine turkey escapes the coop, bereft of charm or wit, utterly lacking in technical prowess, integrity or intelligence. 'The Spirit' is such a film."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Is it campy? Or is it cool? Is it stylized? Or is it corny and cheesy? It doesn't really know."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Frank Miller will undoubtedly make a movie worth watching one day, but it isn't The Spirit."
‑ Ali Gray,
"A blissfully coked-out-of-its-mind spit-take on Eisner and the modern world of superhero cinema, The Spirit is wet bag of hot breath."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"No amount of flash can camouflage the career-low performances, the scaffolding where characterisation should be, the pitiful cod '40s dialogue, the monstrously fumbled comedy."
‑ Nick Setchfield, SFX Magazine
"What is most striking about The Spirit is how little pleasure it affords, in spite of its efforts to by sly, sexy, heartfelt and clever all at once."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Someone get this man a decent script."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The Spirit feels like an extended trip through Frank Miller's personal fantasyland, and it's easy to guess how interesting a film made for an audience of one is going to be to anyone else."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"If Frank Miller is aiming for camp, he's playing cricket with a sledgehammer"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"More interested in being a technical marvel than a coherent story."
‑ Edward Havens,
"I thought it was sort of cool and corny simultaneously."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Denny Colt might have come back from the dead, but The Spirit stays cold on the slab."
‑ Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times
"I guess a movie this brassy, sumptuous, and unafraid of what-the-hell effects, gags and visuals isn't enough for a lot of people. I don't really know why."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Certifiably, but agreeably, insane, "The Spirit" plays like "Dick Tracy" on brown acid. Dialogue is bleated, not spoken. Artifacts are used as snuggle blankets. And it's aggressively bizarre, but it's the definition of guilty-pleasure entertainment."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Soa como uma mistura desajeitada de filme noir e da série de tevê Batman produzida na década de 60."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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