The Doors Synopsis
Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer) forms a band and turns tragic 1960s rock star.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
An excessive, expressionistic, agreeably nonjudgmental period biography that carries with it an enormous emotional wallop. [01 Mar 1991]
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91

Portland Oregonian

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As writer/director, he manages to make both Morrison and the period seem real without being self-conscious, an observed milieu rather than...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Stone's film rolls off the screen with affection and authority, even when Morrison's life enters its sodden, bummed-out finale, and Val...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The Doors is excessive, unsubtle, emotionally brutal and stylistically sadistic, but that's exactly right for the dark side of the sixties...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Doors is a thrilling spectacle - the King Kong of rock movies - featuring a starmaking, ball-of-fire performance by Val Kilmer as...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Kilmer seems less dangerous than Morrison, but it's a blessing in the most uncompromising bio of a please- don't-move-next-door type since...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The experience of watching The Doors is not always very pleasant.
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Val Kilmer is extraordinary as Morrison, holding the centre with a demonic charisma, while Stone recreates the late '60s milieu with...
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50

TV Guide

By recreating things too well, the film itself becomes as boring, indulgent and over-stuffed as its hero.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Hysteria, however skillfully maintained, should never be mistaken for art-a caution that applies equally to Stone and his subject. [01 Mar...
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Intense biopic full of drugs, sex and rock'n'roll.
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