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

Kim Morgan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Raising Victor Vargas
Lowest review score: 0 Eban and Charley
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 284
284 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Kim Morgan
    It's fun, albeit a little messy, under the frequently punchy direction of Peter Berg.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    A movie that drags.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Westfeldt becomes irritating. That's one of the film's points, but it's made a little too well.
    • 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
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The script is atypically bland for Heckerling.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    'N Sync is bouncy, harmless fun. And so is this stupid movie.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    The film isn't terrible, it's just trying too hard.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Eventually becomes tedious.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Though no classic, the concept is a clever one.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Terrific musical numbers and interesting premise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    Needing the gristle of its title, the film should have been angrier.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Kim Morgan
    So what will happen? Sadly, some overacting and a bad "And Justice For All"-style speech at the end.
    • 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.