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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kim Morgan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Piano Teacher
Lowest review score: 0 Eban and Charley
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 284
284 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    Can a film so expertly capture the odious and bitter that it becomes deliciously, disgustingly beautiful? Yes, if that film is 1957's Sweet Smell of Success.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    It's a fascinating look into what Spielberg truly loves, but it's not so much a masterpiece as a nice milestone.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    It easily is the most beautiful picture released in America so far this year, perhaps one of the most beautiful films ever made.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    No matter how many times you've seen it, you marvel at how terrifying, gorgeous and surreal the jungle, the yellow napalm and, finally, the disturbed face of Martin Sheen lying under a swirling fan appear on the large screen. This is indeed, a dream.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    Almodovar loves the human flesh -- indeed, one of his films is titled "Live Flesh" -- and with the quietly subversive Talk to Her, he utilizes it not just as mere decoration but weaves with it textured themes of powerlessness, love and obsession.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    Builds into a moment of such gorgeous rocking that you truly lose yourself in some musical otherworld you never dreamed you'd reach in current films.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    Aronson's intriguing, complicated and well-filmed documentary will keep you talking for days.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    Funny, irreverent and moving, the unconventional Shrek may mock fairy tales, but in the process, creates its own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    You have to experience the thing to understand its simultaneous recklessness and care, its humor and sadness in the name of failure, its playful but dismal take on formulaic Hollywood endings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    One of the purest instances of indie cinema this year. "Pure" meaning that in every aspect of filmmaking and intent this picture is peerless, so truly real, funny, poignant and sexy that it almost feels like a watershed cinematic moment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    A picture so powerfully harrowing, its slight shortcomings are forgettable compared to the entire film's cumulative effect. It's that searing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    Isn't just a horror film, but an American classic. Watch again and reflect for days after -- at your own risk.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    Though you get caught up in the criminal element (you really want these people to get away with it), you're also fascinated by who to trust. It's an unusual dance between the awkward and plain that becomes romantic and thrilling -- a subtly impressive feat to say the least.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    Doesn't give off the same happy feel of the Indian arranged-marriage movie "Monsoon Wedding." Rather, it poses hard questions and leaves them unanswered.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    With its eye-popping color, bold personality and snazzy tunes, Chicago is a breathtaking experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    She (Cho) can tell a joke, mimic, offer commentary, play cute, play ugly and be so hilariously absurd that tears will run down your cheeks.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    Filled with wonderful performances, especially by Hedaya and Walsh, Blood Simple remains a tight, beautifully ugly, neo-noir classic.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Kim Morgan
    A coming-of-age movie that stands apart from the rest.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kim Morgan
    Daring work of genius.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    A vibrant, multicharacter film that entertains, disorients and enlightens.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Kim Morgan
    A profoundly anxious picture that from its first frame holds you, clenched, never able to let go, even after its unresolved coda.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    You will be surprised by the film's poignancy when the winner is announced. You may even get choked up. You will care that much.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    Panic never lets you forget that Donald Sutherland can be one of America's greatest actors.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    Frustrating, tedious and yet often compelling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    The film is still a wonderful lark filled with an ingredient most summer blockbusters lack -- likability.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    With understated skill and absolute authenticity, the film builds with enough layers that by its powerful ending, you'll feel as if you have been kicked in the stomach.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Gives just enough to forgive any of its initial flaws and eventually grows on you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    Little spectacle but much bittersweet sensitivity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kim Morgan
    Seems deeply influenced by American film noir, the Western fairy tale (in this case, mermaids) and the works of Alfred Hitchcock in particular.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kim Morgan
    Watching the teachers whip these kids into Wilder recitations is especially intriguing, particularly when their personalities come out during the sometimes-arduous process.