The Spirit

Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again


The Spirit
Frank Miller's first solo directing effort has not garnered the enthusiastic support that his previous film efforts did. Based on a comic series from decades ago, it tells the tale of a policemen who was killed and resurrected. Still dedicated to fighting crime, though now largely immortal, he has to take on The Octopus, a baddie with eight of everything. There are a plethora of gorgeous women involved as well, some from his past, and some new, who bring various twists to the plotline. Expect a lot of style, and dubious substance.

99 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller.
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Credits

Cast
Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson
Director
Frank Miller
ScreenplayFrank Miller, from the comic series by Will Eisner
MusicDavid Newman
CinematographyBill Pope
EditingGregory Nussbaum
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byLionsgate, Odd Lot Entertainment, Media Magik Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy, action
LanguageSome, infrequent and mild
NuditySubtle
SexMostly implied, infrequent
ViolenceSome, frequent but moderate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome smoking and drinking
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
10
Cape Times
Chris Kaltenbach
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconThis film is all about looks.
10
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconThis one is all special effects, attitude and appearance and has little substance or thematic appeal.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Ulpha Edries
1
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconThe film features a terrible script devoid of characters worth investing in or a story worth caring about. Fanboys will come out to play initially, but poisonous word of mouth should send them home to await the next sci-fi convention.
1
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Spirit is mannered to the point of madness. There is not a trace of human emotion in it. To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material. The movie is all style — style without substance, style whirling in a senseless void.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThe Spirit sports an imaginative look and occasionally comes up with some fun moments and bits of dialogue. Otherwise, however, it's just a cool looking ghost with nothing of interest inside.
8
Metacritic.com
24 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
104 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough its visuals are unique, The Spirit's plot is almost incomprehensible, the dialogue is ludicrously mannered, and the characters are unmemorable.
3

What the People say

Internet
11654 Netizens quote iconFrank Miller Does It Again
10

Average .. 34%

7

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