The Spirit Synopsis
A detective battles crime and a slew of femme fatales.
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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...
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USA Today

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

By Kirk Honeycutt
It is truly a mess.
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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...
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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...
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Great movie

By ravyn50
I saw the uncut pre-screening of this movie yesterday in Las Vegas. The style of directing is the traditional Frank MIller style even though its his debut. The screenplay was a lot more whimsical...

An unknown masterpiece

By homeschool4jmj
It was a very entertaining and well done movie. If you're going to the movie expecting it to be an action or a serious drama, then you'll be very disappointed. This movie is actually a comedy...

Worst movie to end the year 2008

By Raven_Avarielle
I was really excited to see this movie and now that I have seen it I regret buying the ticket. A total waste of my Christmas day. The acting is bad and the typical clique of save the girl, or save...

The spirit Great movie!!

By I_loved_saw
OK i saw the It was like a premire sorta not sure what u call it but it was great. If u liked Sin city or 300 u will love this. There is some blood but not like sin city it was so cool tho so i...

THE SPIRIT - Attend the Hollywood Premiere

By mibtp
ATTEND THE SPIRIT MOVIE PREMIERE / We're a non-profit charity that hosts an online auction. We have just added THE SPIRIT movie premiere and after-party. Attend the red carpet event, star gaze,...

verbally destroyed by critics alike and never given a chance at all to survive

By This fans fa you
so i'm giving you my opinion on what i thought about it. the critics thought the acting was bad, one of my movie sources described it as empty. I thought it was done the only possible way it could...

Unlike any movie I've ever seen before

By keidifliess
I just saw THE SPIRIT last week at the premiere....great movie! Very different, and maybe not for everyone, but it was definitely unlike anything I've ever seen before. Frank Miller was daring, bold,...

Ed Wood Has Risen From The Grave...

By Ezekiel The Amish Clown
Now I know what it was like for the poor people who viewed the 2nd worst movie of all time: Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space. I went to this movie as a Frank Miller fan. How could anyone who...

The worst movie that can exist and ever will !

By Camibuu
I loved 300 and Sin city. both frank miller movies. so I figured "hey the spirit looks awesome and its by frank miller." I am the biggest movie buff. I have never walked out of movie in my life. I...

Worst Movie Ever!!!!!

By lenert77
I saw this movie on Christmas night. It made this the Worst CHRISTMAS EVER!!! THis movie is the biggest waste of time. Two of my friends walked out and went to see Yes Man. THe only time you will...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Violent, sexy superhero flick is all style, no substance.
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