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Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan
Kim Morgan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly,,, Oregonian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 6% Son of the Mask (2005) It's irritating. And bizarre. Double bill it with the also freakish Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2 and you might have something -- a new kind of accidental horror film.‐
Posted Feb 18, 2005
4% Fascination (2005) So tedious is Fascination that the plot, the embittered characters and, yes, the sexuality are merely insipid.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2005
10% Elektra (2005) Comic book franchise or Victoria's Secret commercial?‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2005
3/4 68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) A potent portrait that, in spite of a few somewhat weak moments, permeates your consciousness, causing you to think not only of 1974 but of right now.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2005
90% Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) (1990) Feels exciting, in part, because you are watching an auteur lay the groundwork -- with an assortment of clocks, watches and meticulously detailed moments -- for ideas and moods he will obsessively follow in later films.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2005
2/4 25% Fat Albert (2004) A strange, strange movie that should have either remained in its own time or fulfilled higher ambitions.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2004
80% The Keys to the House (2004) Subtle yet powerfully subversive look into the emotional toll and confusion of dealing with a disabled child.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2004
12% The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005) Directed with the flat artlessness of a lower-rung Masterpiece Theater entry, pulling heartstrings with Igor Khoroshev's lugubrious score and scripted with banal bromides insulting to its subject matter.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2004
43% This Girl's Life (2004) A nudie curio.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
59% Easy (2004) In forced, quirky tedium, it drags us through love triangles, mommy issues and crying jags that make you want to shake this chick.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2004
2.5/4 32% Seed of Chucky (2004) Too often, the humor, on the verge of being clever, stumbles.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2004
2/4 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) By the 60-minute mark this critic was becoming bored and wishing the ironic stuff gone.‐
Posted Nov 19, 2004
29% Noel (2004) Boasts just enough good acting to make up for the treacle.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2004
40% Intoxicating (2003) Another eye-roll-inducing drug- and alcohol-abuse story that offers little new.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
89% Word Wars (2004) The picture offers a funny but frequently sad portrait of four world-class gamesters in serious need of the $25,000 in prize money.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
2/4 81% Ray (2004) So provocative, magnetic, supremely cool, and hard-edged was he, that Ray, the movie, could never measure up to the genius himself.‐
Posted Oct 29, 2004
1.5/4 48% Saw (2004) Overstuffed, over-wrought, and over-crazed.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
10% Fish Without a Bicycle (2004) Clunker of a 20-something dramedy.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2004
81% Ray (2004) Ray is indeed inspirational (how can such a life not be?), but it only occasionally moves beyond uplift and easy sentimentality.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2004
3.5/4 96% Sideways (2004) It moves off course into areas you wouldn't anticipate.‐
Posted Oct 21, 2004
77% The Machinist (2004) This ultimately disappointing picture is suitably dingy-looking, intermittently scary, and boasts a nice, creepy score complete with theremins and Bernard Hermann-esque bass accents.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2004
96% Sideways (2004) A trenchant American satirist in his previous films, Payne moves in a different direction with Sideways -- one less mordant but just as pointedly observant.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2004
2/4 37% The Final Cut (2004) Final Cut offers up some interesting ideas, and it would have been nice to see these ideas deepened.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2004
76% Being Julia (2004) For all Bening's high emoting and her trademark giggle, here overused to the point of annoyance, for most of its length Being Julia offers little insight into a woman whose life is ruled by theatrics.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2004
4/5 77% Team America: World Police (2004) Quote not available.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2004
1/4 15% Raise Your Voice (2004) Such treacle you'd have to be a serious fan to get through the thing without losing your lunch.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2004
4/5 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) Quote not available.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2004
3/4 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) Funny, charming, and oddly inspiring.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2004
2/4 69% Criminal (2004) Suffers from its obvious trickery and undesirable casting.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2004
2/4 21% Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) Shot with such un-inspired flatness that we frequently can't even see just what the heck is going on.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2004
1.5/4 14% Without a Paddle (2004) The actors, particularly Green, are all up to a challenge-even playing some of their stupid moments with subtlety -- but sadly cannot break free of this gassed-out running-gag of a movie.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2004
3/5 43% The Brown Bunny (2004) Quote not available.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2004
3/4 65% We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) It's a sad, sad movie with characters that are unafraid of being unlikable, subtly perverse, and petty.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2004
1/4 19% She Hate Me (2004) Though it's perfectly fine to make convoluted connections as a polemic, Lee's so scattered, you feel at times you're watching a really long skit on Mr. Show -- which is much more politically important than this mess.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2004
3/4 93% Riding Giants (2004) Peralta manages to keep you engaged -- even if you'd rather watch a kid ride some giant sidewalk instead.‐
Posted Jul 16, 2004
3.5/4 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Takes us into a comic book universe with depth, humor, and reverence, without ever losing its humanity.‐
Posted Jun 30, 2004
2.5/4 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) It's actually frequently hilarious, but you can't help feel a bit disappointed by the outcome.‐
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3.5/4 83% Bukowski: Born into This (2003) An excellent ode to the leathery voiced lion.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2004
2.5/4 11% New York Minute (2004) I would rather watch these girls charm their way into Oxford and play a David Bowie cover (good taste, Mary-Kate) than Britney dealing with her pregnant friend's miscarriage in Crossroads.‐
Read More | Posted May 7, 2004
1.5/4 17% Laws of Attraction (2004) Quote not available.‐
Read More | Posted May 7, 2004
3/4 84% Mean Girls (2004) The Tina Fey-written bits make for good absurdist cinema, lifting the film from being too potentially feel-goodish.‐
Posted Apr 30, 2004
4/4 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) A film that exemplifies WHY we go to the movies.‐
Posted Apr 16, 2004
2/4 26% Walking Tall (2004) Is this a dumb movie? Yes. Is it rich with character? No. But is it fun? Yes -- thanks to The Rock's Bam-Bam antics, agreeable demeanor, and natural screen abilities.‐
Posted Apr 9, 2004
1.5/4 34% The United States of Leland (2004) Ponderous, un-clever, and almost aggressively humorless.‐
Posted Apr 3, 2004
4/4 70% Dogville (2003) The only thing simple you can say about Dogville is that it's a masterpiece.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2004
2.5/4 55% The Ladykillers (2004) Quote not available.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2004
3/4 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) Though certainly elliptical and challenging (and it moves well past the typical romantic notions it gently attacks), it's Kaufman's most universal and accessible film to date.‐
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3/4 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) Funny and dark and massively entertaining.‐
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3/4 85% Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003) If Sharif's enigmatic, layered performance isn't enough for you, then Adjani, as France's most famous sex goddess, should fill your plate. Viva La France!‐
Posted Mar 6, 2004
2.5/4 13% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) Implausabilities aside, Confessions is a light lark that's colorful, spirited, and chock full of clothes.‐
Posted Feb 24, 2004