For 284 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 0 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kim Morgan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Count of Monte Cristo
Lowest review score: 0 Eban and Charley
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 284
284 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    'N Sync is bouncy, harmless fun. And so is this stupid movie.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Terrific musical numbers and interesting premise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    A movie that drags.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    So what will happen? Sadly, some overacting and a bad "And Justice For All"-style speech at the end.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though no classic, the concept is a clever one.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Westfeldt becomes irritating. That's one of the film's points, but it's made a little too well.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Needing the gristle of its title, the film should have been angrier.
    • 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.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Amusing, funny (intentionally and unintentionally -- it's dubbed, so many lines come out ludicrous) and, by the ending, exciting.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The film isn't terrible, it's just trying too hard.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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
    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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Eventually becomes tedious.
    • Portland Oregonian

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