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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 32 )
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    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    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 hour and a half of your life watching Eva Mendes in the worst acting job of her career. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Spirit is uneven, but its campy adventure provides some amusing, escapist fun. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Maybe if there was something going with the dialogue - snappy Chandlerisms, say, or even just sentences that made sense - the fussy digital artifice of The Spirit wouldn't seem so, well, dispiriting. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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 than forgotten for a mediocre one. show more

  • 20
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It is truly a mess. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    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 past and present. Everyone else, including fans of Will Eisner's original Spirit, may find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There are good things to be said about The Spirit, but not enough of them to outweigh the bad. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What a shame that The Spirit isn't nearly as good as it looks. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    With its starkly contrasted visuals (fierce blacks, Clorox whites, a dash of unholy crimson), The Spirit may resemble a comic book more than any live-action film yet made, but it makes "Max Payne" look like a gleaming jewel of storytelling by comparison. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie's cleverest idea is to give the Octopus identical clone henchmen with names like Phobos, Logos, and Huevos, all played by Louis Lombardi with a marvelous fat-boy idiot grin. show more

  • October 17, 2009 robbie61987
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    Worst movie ever. Frank Miller is a no talent hack when it comes to movies.

  • April 18, 2009 Bigmuny02
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    Well..heard all that is bad with it but nothing specific..just things like.."the worst movie ever"..walked your money.I want my money back..but what is it in paticular youse guys didn't like. Then was there anything in it you did like..such as The End??

  • January 10, 2009 Lilwill1997
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    Saw this movie with my mom it was alright i thought it was going to be better but not as bad as people say.

  • January 08, 2009 PEPPERFLOWER8
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    Not Sin City, but campy. Sometimes the worst turn into a cult following, but maybe not this one. I liked it for trying to be.

  • January 04, 2009 Karjovp
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    I fell asleep it was that bad. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. What was the point anyway?

  • January 03, 2009 MERRIDETH121
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    I want back my $7.00 and the wasted time. Aweful, Aweful, Aweful! Can we give negative stars? Wish I'd walked out like so many others did! Did I mention it was aweful?

  • January 03, 2009 Rand
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    I want my $7.00 back, worst movie I've seen in years!

  • January 03, 2009 MRCOOL9242
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    i thought this movie was so bad that cops could use this movie as form of interagation.this movie was even worse then "along can polly".

  • January 03, 2009 Bradleynj219
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    I can't stand the fact that you are all putting down the movie but not Samuel L. Jackson. He sucked just as badly as everyone else in this movie and I did not find him funny. Just because you guys like him doesn't mean that he was good in this piece of filth movie!

  • January 02, 2009 PUma2688
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    Hahaha, i am definitely not seeing this one. These reviews are funny.

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