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Morgan (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Morgan neglects to develop its decent premise, opting instead to settle for a garden-variety sci-fi thriller with more action than ideas.

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A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent "human," who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

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Cast

Kate Mara
as Lee Weathers
Toby Jones
as Dr. Simon Ziegler
Rose Leslie
as Dr. Amy Menser
Boyd Holbrook
as Skip Vronsky
Michelle Yeoh
as Dr. Lui Cheng
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Dr. Kathy Grieff
Paul Giamatti
as Dr. Alan Shapiro
Chris Sullivan (XII)
as Dr. Darren Finch
Michael Yare
as Ted Brenner
Brian Cox
as Jim Bryce
Crispian Belfrage
as Charles Grimes
AmyBeth McNulty
as Morgan Age 10
Vinette Robinson
as Dr. Brenda Finch
Charlotte Asprey
as Executive Assistant
Jonathan Aris
as David Chance
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Critic Reviews for Morgan

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (32)

"What is Morgan?" the film's marketing campaign has been asking for weeks. Turns out, Morgan is just another sci-fi film that's only engineered to disappoint.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

Morgan is an unassuming little thriller, nicely put together and engaging enough while you're watching, though its memory is likely to vaporize hours, or even minutes, after you've seen it.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Thanks to Morgan, we know what bedtime stories Ridley Scott told his kids.

September 4, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
MTV
Top Critic

It's an attempt to wed philosophical science fiction concepts with bloody horror - a dubious endeavor that somehow works.

September 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
ReelViews
Top Critic

The predictable twist hampers the story's suspense, and the film doesn't dip beyond the superficial.

September 2, 2016 | Full Review…
Associated Press
Top Critic

Even I, a self-prescribed horror movie skeptic, found myself wrapped up in Morgan - I was invested in the characters, I (mostly) bought into the plot and even found myself embracing some of the gore by the end.

September 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Morgan

½

Chip off the old block Luke Scott (son of Ripley) could've gone anyway he wanted with his debut offering, but nooo. What he does is to remake Blade Runner, only pared down and w/o dad's vision of a dirty futuristic Los Angeles. It's a tad slow, but certainly better than many give it credit for being. I liked it!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Un tema interesante bien dirigido que sobre sale con la gran actuación de Kate Mara pero que baja de nivel por sus mal intentados momentos de tensión y sus fallas fuertes de guión y se queda en una simple y palomera película de ciencia ficción.

Fernando Martínez Cantú
Fernando Martínez Cantú

Super Reviewer

If you are Ridley Scott's son, don't make movies like he did. This should be common sense. I know it might be hereditary, but almost anyone but Luke Scott could call the twist in this movie five minutes in, not the least of which because of Kate Mara's robotic acting. I really wanted to like this film because it is supposed to be a way for a lot of these b-list actors to get out of their casting quagmires. Unfortunately, Rose Leslie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, and Michelle Yeoh could not overcome the bad dialogue or the shadows cast by the iconic "Blade Runner" or the recent "Ex Machina". And the completely predictable ending only sealed "Morgan" away in a maximum-security, b-movie vault. What's more frustrating is that there is a genuinely tense Turing test scene between Paul Giamatti and Anya Taylor-Joy that is actually better than the opening scene of "Blade Runner". Then, Luke Scott pisses the movie down his leg when he slouches over to Mara and films some of the worst examples of choppy, fast editing to give the illusion of a hand-to-hand action sequence. Finally, I would suggest you stop watching the film about 20 minutes before it ends, just so you aren't confused about why the film is even titled "Morgan".

K Nife Churchkey
K Nife Churchkey

Super Reviewer

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