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: December 25, 2008
DVD 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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

If Will Eisner's comic and legacy was a flag, Miller would be that person stomping it in to the ground and lighting it on fire.

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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.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Someone get this man a decent script.

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Ali Gray

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

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I thought it was sort of cool and corny simultaneously.

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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Joshua Starnes

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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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Back in 2005 Frank Miller hit the big time (in the movie world) with 'Sin City', a lavish living graphic novel with lush visuals. So clearly not one… More
Matt Goodman
Underrated, but not that impressive. Cool sequences but a completely unnecessary film.
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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
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
Dean King
A pretty decent comic book romp in the same graphic style as Sin City. Unfortunately any similarities end there, despite a strong cast this fails to pack a… More