63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
This time out, writer and director Mark Steven Johnson has bounced back with a movie so full of camp spirit it should come with tents and a marshmallow roast.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What sticks is a colorful, mesmerizing, at times breathtaking mess - it's like watching a bonfire on acid - and what slides to the floor is, well, you probably don't want to know.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With its cheesy special effects and blasphemously imbecilic storyline, one wonders whether the celluloid version of Ghost Rider will find an audience.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
So much flatter than it was on the comic-book page.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Ghost Rider is the kind of movie that's great stupid fun as long as someone else is buying the tickets.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Marvel-man Mark Steven Johnson, who wrote and directed "Daredevil" (2003) and scripted "Elektra" (2005), continues to demonstrate the wrong way to make comic book movies: Make sure special effects overwhelm the characters, let campy mannerisms go unchecked and be sure dialogue is declaimed rather than spoken.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
All of [Cages's] natural charisma is unable to compensate for the plodding narrative and thin characterizations.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie's last words are "This is how legends are born." Make that stillborn, because when the makers of this one pitch the sequel, the only answer is going to be, "Ah HA HA HA!"
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Ghost Rider has everything you don't want from your superhero movie, including lack of logic, boring action scenes, bad acting in the supporting performances, a brutally slow 114-minute running time and cringe-worthy dialogue.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The real evil in this flick isn't Blackheart (Wes Bentley), the devil's son, it's the soul-sucking devil of modern cinema: Hollywood formula.
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35 out of 100
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