(1991)

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88
Rolling Stone
The Doors is a thrilling spectacle - the King Kong of rock movies - featuring a starmaking, ball-of-fire performance by Val Kilmer as Morrison.
80
It's a slick, smarter than average biopic.
63
The experience of watching The Doors is not always very pleasant.
60
Empire
Val Kilmer is extraordinary as Morrison, holding the centre with a demonic charisma, while Stone recreates the late '60s milieu with vibrant versimilitude.
50
Chicago Reader
The movie does a pretty good job with period ambience. But it's a long haul waiting for the hero to keel over.
50
By recreating things too well, the film itself becomes as boring, indulgent and over-stuffed as its hero.
50
This $40 million look at Jim Morrison's short, wild ride through a rock idol life is everything one expects from the filmmaker - intense, overblown, riveting, humorless, evocative, self-important and impossible to ignore.
50
I don't care what Dylan said, everyone must not get Stoned.
50
Baltimore Sun
You don't see The Doors, you survive it. [01 Mar 1991]
20
Maybe it was fun to bathe in decadence back then. But this is no time to wallow in that mire.

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