The Spirit

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"I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 4.8  (59,694)
  • 30

The Spirit is a superhero-based film released in 2008 that was both directed and written by Frank Miller. The movie is also based on a newspaper comic strip of the same name, which was written by Will Eisner. The movie features a man named Denny Colt, played by Gabriel Macht, who is only a rookie police officer who is killed on the job and returns to life as The Spirit. He is essentially a vigilante who is tasked with the job of hunting down evil forces in Central City, the main bad guy being The Octopus, who is played by Samuel L. Jackson. All the while, The Spirit himself finds himself resisting the urge to fall for a woman named Sand Saref, played by Eva Mendes, who specializes in seducing, marrying and then killing married men for the sake of using their wealth to fund her own highly privileged lifestyle. More interesting is that Saref was originally the Spirit's old crush from his childhood. The Spirit is considered an American noir film, with a mix of action and crime drama in it as well.

The Spirit
Christmas Day Trailer
Christmas Day Trailer

Trailer - 30 sec

The Spirit
The Spirit

Trailer - 2 min 27 sec

Featurette
Featurette

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 29 sec

Women Of The Spirit
Women Of The Spirit

Clip - 2 min 49 sec

Description
The Spirit is a superhero-based film released in 2008 that was both directed and written by Frank Miller. The movie is also based on a newspaper comic strip of the same name, which was written by Will Eisner. The movie features a man named Denny Colt, played by Gabriel Macht, who is only a rookie police officer who is killed on the job and returns to life as The Spirit. He is essentially a vigilante who is tasked with the job of hunting down evil forces in Central City, the main bad guy being The Octopus, who is played by Samuel L. Jackson. All the while, The Spirit himself finds himself resisting the urge to fall for a woman named Sand Saref, played by Eva Mendes, who specializes in seducing, marrying and then killing married men for the sake of using their wealth to fund her own highly privileged lifestyle. More interesting is that Saref was originally the Spirit's old crush from his childhood.

The Spirit is considered an American noir film, with a mix of action and crime drama in it as well.

The Spirit is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 30.

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The Spirit is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Spirit for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (59,694)
  • Metascore
    30