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Morning Glory Reviews

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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
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David Denby
New Yorker
November 22, 2010
Everything in this movie, written by Aline Brosh McKenna and directed by Roger Michell, seems way off.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 11, 2010
This production is a mess for many reasons, most of them having to do with its frantic efforts to be funny.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 11, 2010
Morning Glory is a tart, terrific comedy that gives Harrison Ford his best and funniest role in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 11, 2010
The message of Morning Glory -- that austere TV journalists could stand to lighten up a bit -- may be dubious, but Michell and his cast sell it persuasively.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
November 11, 2010
Has moments of sparkle, but the screenplay disappoints and the luminous Rachel McAdams overdoes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 11, 2010
McAdams is typically effervescent here, but she can't rescue this weak comedy.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 11, 2010
Morning Glory isn't terrible. It has a lot of craft, a lot of star power, and a fair number of laughs. What irks me is that the filmmakers settle for so little.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 10, 2010
[McAdams's] Adorability Quotient is off the charts. If being ingratiating is a crime, she'd be shot at sunrise. But this good nature doesn't seem forced.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 10, 2010
An old-fashioned comedy that respects brains, ambition and, as McAdams' anchor dubs, her "repellent moxie."
| Original Score: B
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 10, 2010
Morning Glory isn't targeting the dumbing down of TV news. It's pandering to the audience that craves the dumbness
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
November 10, 2010
Everyone involved here is operating well below his or her skill level.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
November 10, 2010
It is what it's about - kissing frogs for ratings, entertainment that panders to the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Fear
Time Out
November 10, 2010
This charmless movie thinks it can soft-sell its date-night love story and its media meta-jabs without people feeling they've been bamboozled on either count. To which we can only say good night, and good luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
November 10, 2010
[A] generally woeful comedy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 10, 2010
Despite the conventional manner in which the story is resolved, Morning Glory generates enough entertainment, good will, and genuine laughs to make it hard to dislike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 10, 2010
Morning Glory is ultimately something of a morning news show version of a morning news show -- perky, jerky, chit-chatty and polished. And eminently, pointedly, forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 10, 2010
It includes more than a few clever lines, and boasts a stellar cast, including the underutilized Diane Keaton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 10, 2010
Ford is the most casual he's been since Working Girl. When he and McAdams spar, you can't help but tune in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
November 10, 2010
The movie does show some welcome wit as it satirizes the idiocies of morning TV -- until it starts repeating itself in the second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 10, 2010
Precious little rings true.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 10, 2010
For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 10, 2010
Ford was funnier in Extraordinary Measures than he is here, and that was a movie about terminally ill children.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 10, 2010
It doesn't pay to have a good memory or high standards when appraising Morning Glory, a fitfully amusing broadcast satire that unfortunately invites comparisons to sharper times and pens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 10, 2010
Ford is still a magnetic hunk of gray-granite movie star, and in Morning Glory, he finds a way to trick up his deadly somber, shifting-quicksand delivery into a shrewd and amusing acting style.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 9, 2010
It's a portrait of a young woman and her world, but both are undercut by one-note, heavy-handed comic acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 9, 2010
It's a slight movie that makes Broadcast News look like All the President's Men in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 9, 2010
It's formula entertainment, admittedly, but there's real pleasure in seeing the equation worked out so cleverly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 9, 2010
Mainstream moviemaking at its most proficient, with a zippy script, comfort-food casting and a breakout performance by a deserving star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
November 9, 2010
This is a brash, lightweight backstage comedy that looks lovely, doesn't insult its audience and uses its stars, both young and old, to terrific effect.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 9, 2010
McAdams plays her role exceptionally well: as the young actress on the verge of the big time, who can win the boy, tame the beast, flash her panties and make you smile without making you cringe, she is a natural.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
November 9, 2010
This just in: Morning Glory can't decide whether to skewer the morning news or wallow in its pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 9, 2010
Morning Glory" is undeniably enjoyable as it bounces along in its messy way -- Michell, bless him, keeps the pace snappy -- but you just wish it were a little smarter.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2010
McAdams' performance is worth the price of admission, but a resolution as satisfying as her work is not to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
November 9, 2010
The only love Morning Glory truly cares about is the passionate but sexless amour fou between a girl and her work.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9, 2010
In rhythm, humor and performance, Morning Glory is, at best, sporadic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 9, 2010
A Hollywood movie doesn't need to serve as media criticism. But don't serve yesterday's news, pretend to treat it as vital and then turn it into a mere bauble.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 9, 2010
The movie's a pleasant and occasionally hilarious ride, even if there's a bait-and-switch at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 9, 2010
It's glossy, moves quickly enough and has a few enjoyable personalities. Maybe the intermittent laugh. But afterward you realize it tried to cram a whole lot of vapid stuff into one compact time frame.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 9, 2010
Even the fluff feels recycled here.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 9, 2010
The rom-com equivalent of a glass half-full.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 9, 2010
Morning Glory is a funny entertainment to begin with, and then Rachel McAdams transforms it. And Harrison Ford transforms himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 9, 2010
It's a good enough movie. But it came this close to being great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Barker
Variety
November 3, 2010
A genially midrange if overlong romantic comedy.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2010
It merely recycles 1987's Broadcast News with only a single reference to YouTube.