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The Doors Reviews

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June 17, 2014
Val Kilmer gives the performance of his career as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's biopic, so it's a shame the surrounding film lets him down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Watching the movie is like being stuck in a bar with an obnoxious drunk, when you're not drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2014
For a while, the obviousness and flat-out vulgarity are sort of entertaining, and it might be possible to enjoy the movie as a camp classic if you could ignore the mean-spiritedness that keeps breaking through.
June 17, 2014
The flaw in the film is its unrelenting tone of bombast. It never gives you a break. You ache for a moment of quietude, an escape from the lizard king's cranium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2007
The movie does a pretty good job with period ambience. But it's a long haul waiting for the hero to keel over.
July 18, 2007
The Doors plays out like an epic hangover one expects to never recover from.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 3, 2007
Kilmer is convincing in the lead role, although he never allows the viewer to share any emotions.
March 8, 2005
a pretentious movie about a man haunted by a naked Indian
| Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
April 11, 2001
Lumbers semi-coherently through Morrison's life, touching only tangentially on those who were most important to him.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
November 21, 2008
The film really proves only that Jim was a bad drunk and a worse friend, and that in no way was his life exemplary.
June 17, 2014
While it has its moments, taken by itself, The Doors amounts to little more than an impressionistic look at a boy and his death wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 14, 2005
Tedious and self-important
| Original Score: 1/5
September 10, 2005
As great a Jim Morrison as Val Kilmer may be, Stone's hallucinagenic excess becomes dull swiftly
| Original Score: 2/5
March 12, 2004
Worth watching for Val Kilmer's excellent performance.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2003
Typical Stone bloating applied to a mystfyingly legendary band.
| Original Score: 2/5
June 17, 2014
The movie is weighed down by its enchantment with the mythology, as opposed to the reality, of Morrison's life -- a mythology that needs to be explored, not simply reproduced on the wide screen.
March 23, 2003
The whole style of the film seemed oddly anachronistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
You get a buzz, all right, but you're left woozy and hung over, and probably won't remember much of what you've seen.
January 1, 2000
The film is an absurdity -- muddled, self-serious, alienating, a stone drag.
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