A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.


Luke Scott


Seth W. Owen (as Seth Owen)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mara ... Lee Weathers
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Morgan
Rose Leslie ... Dr. Amy Menser
Michael Yare ... Ted Brenner
Toby Jones ... Dr. Simon Ziegler
Chris Sullivan ... Dr. Darren Finch
Boyd Holbrook ... Skip Vronsky
Vinette Robinson ... Dr. Brenda Finch
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Lui Cheng
Brian Cox ... Jim Bryce
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr. Kathy Grieff
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Alan Shapiro
Crispian Belfrage ... Charles Grimes
Amybeth McNulty ... Morgan Age 10
Jonathan Aris ... David Chance


Lee Weathers is a "risk-management specialist" for genetic-engineering company SynSect. She arrives at a rural site hosting its L-9 project, an artificial being with nanotechnology-infused synthetic DNA named Morgan. The "hybrid biological organism with the capacity for autonomous decision making and sophisticated emotional responses" is smarter than humans and matures quickly, walking and talking within a month and physically a teenager despite being five years old..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't let it out

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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When Dr. Weathers first meets Morgan, the music playing is the countertenor (originally soprano castrato) aria, "Ombra mai fu", the opening aria from the 1738 opera, "Serse" ("Xerxes") by George Frideric Handel. The aria is often referred to as "The Aria of Love" and is often used, with or without lyrics, as incidental music at weddings. The music (sans vocals) alone is known as Handel's "Largo" because of the tempo signature of the piece. See more »


Of Morgan: "She likes different kinds of music. Jazz, classical. She's been quite taken with opera of late."

(woman singing) The piece is Handel's largo, which is written as opera but nobody would refer to it as a taste for opera, any more than Handel's Messiah. Baroque would be the category. It's a different audience entirely. See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [enters the holding cell] Hi, darling. It's me. I thought we'd have lunch together today. Oh, angel, you look sad. You know, it's a very, very natural thing. It's actually a very human thing to feel sad. But emotions aren't bad.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: I'm sorry, baby. I'm still trying to get them to change their mind and let you out for a little bit.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [Morgan suddenly lunges at her and begins stabbing her] No! Get off! No! Oh, god!
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Very Cruel
Written by Channy Leaneagh (as Channy Moon Leaneagh) and Ryan Olson
Performed by Poliça
Courtesy of Mom + Pop Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Worth A Watch
31 December 2016 | by shackledmuseSee all my reviews

I don't understand why this movie garnered so much hate from some of the reviewers here. I can only assume it is as a reviewer by the name of BB mentioned, they simply don't understand it.

I'm not going to draw lengthy comparisons between Morgan and Ex Machina, or reminisce about the director's credentials. (Seriously, just go count how many butt hurt Ex Machina reviewers you can spot here. It's annoying, guys.)

I'll simply say this:

1. It's a decent movie, on it's own, and deserves a watch.

2. It's listed as a Horror movie. It is not a horror movie.

3. I guess some of the acting could be better. Overall, it's really not that bad.

4. It has elements that Ex Machina lacked. It's fast-paced and there are actual action scenes. It's not as drawn out either.

5. I am disappointed that Paul Giamatti only appears in one scene. Also, Taylor-Joy was an interesting choice for Morgan. I look forward to seeing her in the upcoming Split.

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Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,012,709, 4 September 2016

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Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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