This is a boring movie. The over-the-top outlandishness can't disguise that the whole 95 minutes represent one big snooze-fest.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Whether Cage is still paying off castles, appeasing the IRS, or rebuilding his comic book collection, it's clear he's decided, for now, to trade his talent for cold, hard cash.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
Spirit of Vengeance is weighted down for long stretches in the middle, as it starts to treat its own religious hokum plotline with undue seriousness.
-Andrew BarkerFull Review
Shot in Romania and Turkey, the scenery is terrific and gives you something to watch other than this confusing mess. Johnny Blaze, you're just a candle in the wind, mate.
-Linda BarnardFull Review
The film, though, has some redeeming qualities, including the presence of Idris Elba as the obligatory good guy, who encourages Johnny to get Danny into the protective custody of a religious order.
-Neil GenzlingerFull Review
That mix of admirable restraint and unabashed pandering makes Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a guilty pleasure, if not the most wholesome treat.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
Like the first Ghost Rider movie, this one burns plenty of rubber trying to swerve around plot holes and thinly written characters.
-Adam MarkovitzFull Review
Like a laboratory experiment on how often a movie can spin from bad to good and back again.
-Mark OlsenFull Review
Ordinarily I'd be into the idea of seeing Nicolas Cage's face burn, but alas, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is not a documentary.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
The standards of all involved are so obviously floorboard-high, there's not much to say after the lights come up other than one of Blaze's "one-liners": "So, that happened."
-Nick PinkertonFull Review
One look at the dreadful mess that is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will turn your whisper into a primal Cage scream: MAKE THIS MOVIE STOP!
-Peter TraversFull Review
What more would one want? Well, actually, quite a bit, but this movie ain't got much more than that. Still, as noisesome entertainments go, it 'brings' that thing we sometimes call 'it.'
-Glenn KennyFull Review
An aggressively mediocre improvement on the first film.
-William GossFull Review
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance nudges its obscure hero's mythology forward a bit without seeming to care much how it gets there.
-John DeForeFull Review
A schlocky, derivative, and incredibly ridiculous sequel.
-Felix Vasquez Jr.Full Review
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is too awful and cheesy to recommend to anyone, even the most diehard superhero fans.
-Christian LawFull Review
This is destined for a place at the bottom of the pile come the end of the year, but in all honesty, did anyone really expect anything good out of a movie about a guy with a flaming skull going around killing people?
-Jeff BeckFull Review
In terms of stupid, dumb, no-brainer comic-book films, they don't come much stupider, dumber and no-brainier than this.
-Matt LookerFull Review
There are flashes of Neveldine/Taylor's self-deprecating sense of humor also, but even those can't overcome a story that's completely inert and uninvolving.
-Eric MelinFull Review
As a B-grade horror/action hybrid, and the lowered expectations that come with that description, it's a very fun experience.
-William BibbianiFull Review
An atrocious sequel...
-David NusairFull Review
Ghost Rider only excels when it embraces the gonzo direction of directors Neveldine and Taylor. Sadly though, the film seems to be pumping its brakes more than riding with a vengeance.
-R. L. ShafferFull Review
Save your money. Read "The Devil and Daniel Webster" or "Doctor Faustus." Listen to Robert Johnson. Or just be a decent human being, so you'll never have the devil to pay.
-James PlathFull Review
Only a marginal improvement over the leaden first film, with Idris Elba providing a number of the film's few bright spots.
-Michael DequinaFull Review
All things being equal, I would rather have seen Crank 3D.
-Rob GonsalvesFull Review
Campy humor and excellent visual effects help star and ever perplexing Nicholas Cage, who once won an Oscar.
-Bruce BennettFull Review
"The prophecy says the ritual will take place ..." tells you that this movie was entirely dictated by location. The ritual could take place in the middle of Times Square and it would still end up looking like it was shot in an anonymous Romanian nightclub.
-Adam LippeFull Review
A goofy, gonzo thrill ride, Vengeance is a bad movie sequel so bad it's good -- a bad movie that's almost a great bad movie.
-Roger MooreFull Review
An unwanted sequel to one of the worst comic book films ever made blasts onto the screen with such assaultive energy that memories of its predecessor are incinerated from your brain.
-Tom CliftFull Review
Beyond the action there isn't much going on. It has a dud plot that attempts to reboot the story of the character. Cage revels in his own insanity and you have to wonder if the guy gives a crap anymore.
-Cameron WilliamsFull Review