For 278 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kim Morgan's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Wonderland
Lowest review score: 0 Eban and Charley
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 278
278 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kim Morgan
    One
    A spare, internally emotional movie like One requires something called screen presence. Its two leads have it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Exciting, gory, funny and, like much of anime, a bit cheesy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    It's frustrating and still oddly likable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Has two other notable things going for it: the brilliant Christopher Walken and a soundtrack packed with songs by the drippy power ballad band Bad Company.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    A bit of exotic neo-noir, clunky in parts and long, but often engaging and artfully atmospheric as well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Alas, the movie just isn't bouncy, fresh or funny enough. It's just not blonde enough.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Entertaining, well-acted and hopeful about a world in which sexual orientation isn't a big deal, Big Eden is a pretty picture -- it just tends to be a little too perfect and cute for its own good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    An erotic mystery of sorts, the film works because it's laconic rather than talky and its actors are all up for the material.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Frustrating, tedious and yet often compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    On face value, The Flower of Evil is pure Chabrol, but it lacks the power he brings to human relations and social classes, where often violent, masochistic themes are explored. But that doesn't mean he's done as an artist.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    With a less popcorn-friendly cast and some cheesy special effects, this is a surprisingly engaging, sometimes foolish but often roughly intelligent film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Really a vehicle for Dunst, which would be fine if only the vehicle were more inspired.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    A film that merges cocaine, Ivy League, college applications, the Asian American experience, dark comedy and high school drama while maintaining a personal tone and likable lead characters is just too impressive to knock.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    There's something refreshingly and truly girlish about the picture's musings and epiphanies that makes its R rating baffling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Manages to be a solid, though not exceptional, heist movie with a good-looking cast and -- maybe -- even better-looking cars.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Though the picture has a generic quality, it also has an ingenious amount of anything-goes that's amusing and frequently exciting. You'll laugh out loud, you'll hide your eyes -- but you'll roll them. too. Nevertheless, it's a fun, if blood- and sun-soaked, ride.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    A big, loud, sometimes clever, often dumb behemoth of a movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    It's fun, albeit a little messy, under the frequently punchy direction of Peter Berg.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Plods and frustrates, but forgivably, it is a deeply felt picture.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    This is a movie where you can just sit back and revel in it, warts and all.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Some will hate this film, but there's something delectably junky about it -- like a bright colored candy glistening from a gutter, you just have to look at it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Intriguing, containing a truthful kernel of sweetness, rot and brutality that will shock many.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Nothing near a modern vampire classic. Still, "Queen" is a great dose of vamp camp
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    An affable, entertaining and poignant experience of the sort not normally afforded by space movies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Although at times ridiculous, Behind Enemy Lines nevertheless thrills, inspires.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    A funny and sometimes substantial movie that in real life would never have a happy ending.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though The Hard Word feels flimsy at times, its breeziness and humor, along with Pearce's performance, make it infinitely more amusing than it's got any right to be. You get the feeling that these actors had fun making this film, and that fun is contagious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Although amateurish, often poorly acted and containing dialogue and narration that comes off as pretentious and embarrassing, it's worth watching for the environment it envelops you in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    There are many merits to the picture -- it's wonderfully shot and boasts a beautiful performance by Eul-Boom, who acts in gestures of subtle dignity and compassion. But it's questionable how we're to take actor Seung-Ho.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    It's an interesting effort (particularly for JFK conspiracy nuts), and Barry's cold-fish act makes the experience worthwhile.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Marshall does such a good job re-creating the otherworldly energy of a temple of youth that the rest of the picture feels strained and sometimes trite. Nevertheless, parts can be absorbing, reflective and touching.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The performances are uniformly fine, with Perez showing a heavy amount of presence and complexity. It's no wonder the film works best when fixed on his face.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    It's still trite and a little too cutesy for its own good. Gay or straight, the cliches remain, but not to a stultifying degree.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The film isn't so much a demanding character study as it is a lot of pretty parts pushed together.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Singleton just may be challenging us to laugh at the film or with it and then feel extremely uneasy for doing so. If so, that's admirable; if not, he's made a very strange soap opera.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Amusing, funny (intentionally and unintentionally -- it's dubbed, so many lines come out ludicrous) and, by the ending, exciting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    So what will happen? Sadly, some overacting and a bad "And Justice For All"-style speech at the end.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Manages to feel both obvious and oblique: You feel the need to watch it twice but wonder if you would actually be up for it. It moves like a breezy techno-thriller but tangles itself with duplicities and metaphors. You get it, and then you don't get it, and then you wonder if you even care.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The film isn't terrible, it's just trying too hard.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    While breezy and fun, the film is also flimsy and sloppy in style and content.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Judging by the beautiful photography of Salvatore Totino, Howard knows what a Western should look like. But the thrills suggested by the trailers, in which the picture is presented almost like a frightening supernatural horror story, are nowhere to be seen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Eventually becomes tedious.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    'N Sync is bouncy, harmless fun. And so is this stupid movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The dialogue is clipped and theatrical, and, aside from Harvey Keitel's German officer, accents are abandoned, which may distract viewers. For me it worked fine.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Good, but, sadly, not good enough. Well-acted, beautifully shot and splendidly costumed, it's superior to the original in its looks, but not as potent or meaningful in its story line.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though exploring, among other things, fallibility, homosexuality, injustice and loss, the picture seems afraid to really make any kind of strong statement, whether political or psychological.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The script is atypically bland for Heckerling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Westfeldt becomes irritating. That's one of the film's points, but it's made a little too well.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though no classic, the concept is a clever one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Terrific musical numbers and interesting premise.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Needing the gristle of its title, the film should have been angrier.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    An unsteady mixture of treacle and dark comedy that never feels as "dark" as it pretends. Though well-intentioned, it's not terribly compelling.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though filled with charm and led by three likable characters, the picture spreads its plot points and whimsy so thinly that we can never just relax.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    It's an odd, overly long picture, filled with too many pauses but dotted with just enough funky band sequences to keep you interested.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Gives just enough to forgive any of its initial flaws and eventually grows on you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Does at least come bearing two gifts: the rolling beauty of Tuscany and the understated elegance of actress Diane Lane. The rest of the film is fit fodder for the Oxygen Network.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Basic essentially is a fun movie, surprise ending and all. To take it too seriously is to miss the point. Travolta is charming, his performance recapturing the old charisma.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    A movie that drags.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    It's a stylish work, seeping with brilliant animation and potentially interesting characters that didn't need so much time to establish themselves. It's worthwhile, but it's a good thing there's a television show to refer to.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Sometimes complicated, sometimes incredibly simple, the film explicates or fawns over the human condition with occasional charm and poignancy but too often it's just cloying.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Another Bond film that turns out to be an unspectacular spectacle, at times winking and fun but too often plodding and hackneyed. That said, as usual Brosnan is terrific, walking through dunderhead moments and a tedious plot with grace.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Understated fun, but not much more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Gallo makes some fatal mistakes in his direction. As Griffin talks, he adds sound effects that are distracting and annoying. It's actually an insult to the comic -- as if his jokes aren't clever enough on their own.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    It's merely a by-the-numbers coming-of-age film
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Though the acting in "Sidewalks" is uniformly fine, particularly among the female cast, it's hard to glimpse any meaningful vision, sly insights or cinematic flair.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Though not terrible, and blessed with some nice performances, this Irish-eyes-are-smiling-despite-the-rain-and-nasty-nuns story is Hallmark Hall of Fame material.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Two-thirds of the way through, it falls apart into TV-movie-of-the-week land, even with the rhapsodic Nastassja Kinski in the lead.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    The film is weighed down by the decision of director David Atkins to throw too much into the mix. The result is a serious problem of consistency.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Works as pure escapist entertainment, but it's on the cusp of being smarter -- making it all the more frustrating.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    An unfortunate example of a small picture that feels small.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    The film strives to be poetic, but it exposes nothing especially moving or relevant. Rather, the engaging leads wander around like actors lost in an ill-fated exercise in subtext.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Really, we'd rather just watch a good documentary about the subject. And as the camera flings around, we occasionally forget about what could help the teens and think more about what could help the director: How about a tripod?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Hollow, frequently boring picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    But with a potentially fascinating study of ethics, of how cheating rich boys become cheating rich men while humble souls do more good in the world, The Emperor's Club doesn't take the audience anywhere smart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    A sweet, loopy British comedy filled with good actors and funny moments.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Scattered and silly. If it evokes any strong feelings from you, it will probably be hunger -- the food all looks so good.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Short on both life and laughs.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    So action-packed from start to finish that the final result is grating rather than thrilling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    The story sounds horrifying, but the film takes some unfortunate twists and never presents us with a multifaceted character in Paxton. Paxton just doesn't play the nice-but-nuts role with a modicum of terror.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    The film moves too slowly and dispassionately to resonate as it should.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Crowe understands what's interesting about Nash: He's not a feel-good figure. It's a pity the same can't be said for Howard.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Bullock maintains a luster and comic naturalness that most actresses couldn't pull off in such mediocrity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    This film might've worked better as a comedy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    A slight, smartly dressed bit of melodrama that thinks it's gritty when it's really a bit of puff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Written and edited by Sayles, "Casa" is certainly the artist's baby, but he crams too much into a relatively brief running time. Worse, though it should be longer, we're not especially unhappy that it isn't, for being around these women gets tedious.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    This is not a movie about actors. It's a movie about racing, chasing, chicks and adrenaline -- just what many theatergoers are dying for in a summer dominated by a sweet ogre and a dumbed-down historical tragedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Jas some nice moments, a great soundtrack and some wonderful works by the dark-even-while-light Ricci.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Too sugary to be funny or offensive or even offensively funny, though any kind of funny would be welcome here.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    A flawed fable but an intriguing one nonetheless. It's "Splash" gone existential. How many films can you name like that?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    You can't just rework a beloved Christmas classic, set it in reverse and expect it to run smoothly.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    If you've recently watched that great skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys," Grind will play like a soft-pedaled Afterschool Special.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    A tepid disappointment that contains one mediocre chase scene and a lot of wasted talent.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Kassovitz can't control the ridiculous script and messy tone. And though it's not exactly hard to watch Berry run around in a hospital robe (Cruz and Berry: That's one good-looking mental ward), it's not particularly profound.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Blue Crush, which might appear exciting in an "Endless Summer"/"Where the Boys Are" kind of way, actually is really boring.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    Though it's enjoyable, you can't help but feel the squandered situations and talent, flattened by mediocre writing and direction. Scoff if you will, but the gifted Sandler and his audience deserve better.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    With little cohesion and no respect for the editing process, Old School often feels like someone threw film clips on the floor and strung them together willy-nilly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    So what is the picture saying? With its uneven tone, flat direction (on bad-looking digital video) and varied performances, very little.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    A slick disappointment -- though there's much unintentional humor to be enjoyed.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    This film disappointingly feels like a sometimes brilliantly acted, often gorgeously filmed re-enactment of the television show "Unsolved Mysteries."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Kim Morgan
    May
    On paper, it sounds like the start of a good film. Too bad McKee made such a lackluster thing of it. Though the horror comes from an interesting place, it's frequently forced, negating much of the humor and pathos the film attempts to instill.