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Ghost Rider (2007) It's axiomatic that the more a superhero looks like the spawn of Satan, the more of a softy he is inside. As Johnny Blaze, a… 2007-02-16 PG-13 PT114M Action/Adventure Nicolas Cage Wes Bentley Eva Mendes Columbia Pictures
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Ghost Rider (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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FLAME OUT Image is everything in Ghost Rider — but anyone expecting to care about a story is going to get burned
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FLAME OUT Image is everything in Ghost Rider — but anyone expecting to care about a story is going to get burned
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Feb 16, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 114 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Nicolas Cage; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

It's axiomatic that the more a superhero looks like the spawn of Satan, the more of a softy he is inside. As Johnny Blaze, a daredevil biker who sells his soul, becoming the vengeful Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage passes off droopiness as acting. The Ghost Rider himself makes for a nifty image, with a skull that pokes out of his spiked leather jacket and pops into flames like a cigarette lighter. But everything else in Ghost Rider(the story, the visual energy, Peter Fonda channeling Jack Nicholson as the devil) is so much flatter than it was on the comic-book page that an image is all he is. C-

Originally posted Feb 21, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints