Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider (2007)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghost Rider is a sour mix of morose, glum histrionics amidst jokey puns and hammy dialogue.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Don't worry your little head with the niceties of plot; they don't matter much.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

So much flatter than it was on the comic-book page.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Best lines? "Is this thing ever gonna end?" "Not even close." "I shore wish this thang coulda turned out different."

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

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.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Provides just enough pop thrills and slam-bang action to make it perfectly acceptable matinee fare.

Ali Gray

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not the worst comic adaption ever but not bad. Decent action film nothing more.
Michael Edwards
And here we go into the controversial end of the pool (That seems to be a theme whenever someone brings up Nicolas Cage.) Now I hate Nicolas Cage as of now (Pre… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars
Eugene Bernabe
This demonic Marvel adaptation is visually groundbreaking, no doubt, but is not an easy ride. Ghost Rider's exaggerated tone and dialogue and hell-driven… More
Kevin M. Williams
Someone here thinks there's enough parallels between Elvis' latter day performances as a unitard wearing, kung fu signifying, daredevil cartoon (I… More
Tony Gandía
There's something about Nicolas Cage that just saps the energy out of a film. Even a film about a motorcycle-riding man with a flaming skull. Even a film… More