The Doors Reviews

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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
Hysteria, however skillfully maintained, should never be mistaken for art -- a caution that applies equally to Stone and his subject.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 17, 2014
After the first hour or so of The Doors, the only door I wanted to see was the one marked ''EXIT.''
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.
December 3, 2007
Kilmer is convincing in the lead role, although he never allows the viewer to share any emotions.
December 3, 2007
By recreating things too well, the film itself becomes as boring, indulgent and over-stuffed as its hero.
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.
December 14, 2005
Tedious and self-important
September 10, 2005
As great a Jim Morrison as Val Kilmer may be, Stone's hallucinagenic excess becomes dull swiftly
March 8, 2005
a pretentious movie about a man haunted by a naked Indian
August 10, 2004
March 12, 2004
Worth watching for Val Kilmer's excellent performance.
July 21, 2003
Typical Stone bloating applied to a mystfyingly legendary band.
May 20, 2003
It is made by a Morrison groupie for other groupies, a film that leaves the rest of us locked outside wondering what the fuss is about.
March 23, 2003
The whole style of the film seemed oddly anachronistic.
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