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Parents' Guide to

Ghost Rider

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Devilish Nic Cage action flick isn't on fire.

Movie PG-13 2007 114 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 14+

Don’t watch this

This was a waste of opportunity, so do not watch it. This movie contains horror. Violence ghost rider is very scary looking and so is the enemy. everything is terrible.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

This Site is Guilty. Its Soul is Stained With the Blood of the Innocent.

This movie is awesome. Ghost Rider is one of my favorite Marvel characters because his design is so cool and this movie does the justice.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (38 ):

Like many comic book-derived movies, GHOST RIDER is corny, fiery, and outsized, but unfortunately it's not very entertaining. While the Caretaker makes lots of noise about the Ghost Rider's "legend," the movie's action and plotting are uninspired. Cage does some more Elvis impersonating, Mendes shows cleavage, and Elliott looks leathery, but none of these details helps create a sense of grand mythology. The Rider's gift/curse is his ability to assault his bad-souled victims with a Stare of Penance (he commands them to "Look into my eyes," like Dracula used to) and then make them suffer the pain of the innocents they wronged. But the visual delivery of this trick is feeble, a mostly blurry, vaguely fiery, utterly un-menacing montage of screaming, collapsing faces. This is Ghost Rider's big trick? It's hardly the stuff of legend.

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