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Morning Glory Reviews

November 22, 2010
Everything in this movie, written by Aline Brosh McKenna and directed by Roger Michell, seems way off.
November 11, 2010
This production is a mess for many reasons, most of them having to do with its frantic efforts to be funny.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 11, 2010
Has moments of sparkle, but the screenplay disappoints and the luminous Rachel McAdams overdoes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2010
McAdams is typically effervescent here, but she can't rescue this weak comedy.
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.
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.
November 10, 2010
An old-fashioned comedy that respects brains, ambition and, as McAdams' anchor dubs, her "repellent moxie."
Read More | Original Score: B
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-
November 10, 2010
Everyone involved here is operating well below his or her skill level.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
November 10, 2010
[A] generally woeful comedy.
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
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+
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
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
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
November 10, 2010
Precious little rings true.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2010
For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
November 9, 2010
The only love Morning Glory truly cares about is the passionate but sexless amour fou between a girl and her work.
November 9, 2010
In rhythm, humor and performance, Morning Glory is, at best, sporadic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
November 9, 2010
Even the fluff feels recycled here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2010
The rom-com equivalent of a glass half-full.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
November 9, 2010
It's a good enough movie. But it came this close to being great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2010
A genially midrange if overlong romantic comedy.
November 2, 2010
It merely recycles 1987's Broadcast News with only a single reference to YouTube.