• Released
  • April 9, 2010
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Documentary
  • 22 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A history of Jim Morrison and the Doors features concert footage and recording sessions.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
When You're Strange, a documentary history of the Doors directed by Tom DiCillo, is for people like me who can stumble onto the scrappiest...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Offers a worshipful but insightful portrait of the group - centered, of course, on its charismatic front man.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A sometimes insightful, sometimes absurdly devotional but steadily engaging film.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Doors lit rock 'n' roll fires for only 54 months, having formed after Morrison met Manzarek in 1965, when both were UCLA film students....
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Unhappy with what Oliver Stone did to Jim Morrison and the Doors in his 1991 biopic? Here’s the doc for you.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Thanks to his major role in songwriting, Krieger is credited repeatedly, but the other two players recede as the band increasingly becomes...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A must for Doors fans as the film attempts to disentangle the facts from the myths surrounding the legendary band.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The real reason to see the movie -- and it's reason enough -- is the trove of archival footage, which shows a star of almost impossible...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The man inside that legend has yet to come into focus 40 years on. Morrison wanted the world and he wanted it now, and he got it. What When...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
When You're Strange is a remedial Doors class, taught by a professor who sounds as if he's doing voiceovers for car commercials.
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