• Released
  • December 25, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 6,710 Fan Ratings
63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Should make comic modern-day fanboys happy, what with its dark undertones, its beat-it-to-a-pulp action and its sly winks at comic greats past and present. Everyone else, including fans of Will Eisner's original Spirit, may find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Spirit is uneven, but its campy adventure provides some amusing, escapist fun.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
What a shame that The Spirit isn't nearly as good as it looks.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As the vamps, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson might be posing for a fashion spread with just one note to play -- gorgeous high-bitch mockery.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are good things to be said about The Spirit, but not enough of them to outweigh the bad.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Maybe if there was something going with the dialogue - snappy Chandlerisms, say, or even just sentences that made sense - the fussy digital artifice of The Spirit wouldn't seem so, well, dispiriting.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's cleverest idea is to give the Octopus identical clone henchmen with names like Phobos, Logos, and Huevos, all played by Louis Lombardi with a marvelous fat-boy idiot grin.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It is truly a mess.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Miller clearly wanted to make an impression, and that he does. Maybe it's better to be remembered for one of the worst movies of the year than forgotten for a mediocre one.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Throwing your $10.25 down a storm drain is a better idea; at least that way you won't feel the added self-loathing of wasting more than an hour and a half of your life watching Eva Mendes in the worst acting job of her career.
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30 out of 100
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