The Spirit
The Spirit (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its visuals are unique, The Spirit's plot is almost incomprehensible, the dialogue is ludicrously mannered, and the characters are unmemorable.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Is it campy? Or is it cool? Is it stylized? Or is it corny and cheesy? It doesn't really know.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Frank Miller will undoubtedly make a movie worth watching one day, but it isn't The Spirit.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Someone get this man a decent script.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I thought it was sort of cool and corny simultaneously.

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

Denny Colt might have come back from the dead, but The Spirit stays cold on the slab.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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.

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Martin Sahlin
Boy....this was the shits. It's like Frank Miller learned something while watching Robert Rodrigues work his magic on Sin City. And then...he did the exact… More
Anthony Lawrie
I understand why many didn't like The Spirit. It's fair to say it's not the greatest comic book adaptation ever made, surprising as it was… More
Matt Goodman
Underrated, but not that impressive. Cool sequences but a completely unnecessary film.
Phil Hubbs
When you start watching this you get feelings of 'Batman', 'Darkman', 'The Shadow' and 'Dick Tracy' with a splash of… More
Jens S.
Ouch. What could have been an interesting add-on to the Sin City success, using a similar look and tone, turns out to be quite a mess. Let's have a look on… More

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