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GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (2012)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
 
Release Date: February 17, 2012 (3D/2D)
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Screenwriter: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S. Goyer
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Fergus Riordan
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13

****

30% Positive

The Consensus:

With a weak script, uneven CG work, and a Nic Cage peformance so predictably loony its no longer amusing, Ghost Rider: Spirt of Vegeance aims to be trashy fun but ends up as plain trash.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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Review Samplings:

This Reviewer loved it!
Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"That mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat."

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This Reviewer liked it!
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

"There’s good news: the movie has a bit more coherence and considerably more humor than the first installment, released in 2007. And humorously is the best way to view this silly enterprise, in which Mr. Cage’s character (based on the Marvel comics) acts as a bounty hunter of sorts for the Devil and has a tendency to burst into flames."

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This Reviewer disliked it!
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

"Like a laboratory experiment on how often a movie can spin from bad to good and back again."

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When reading reviews remember:
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
--Brendan Behan (successful Irish dramatist)

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."
--Eli Wallach (award winning screen actor)
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