Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 9, 2010
    88
    Comedies open every week. This is the kind I like best. It grows from human nature and is about how people do their jobs and live their lives.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Jan 17, 2011
    80
    Every one of its cues might be tele-prompted, but this is an assured, likable comedy. Ford is as good as he's been in ages, but the stand-out is McAdams. If there were any justice, the movie would send her stellar.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Nov 10, 2010
    80
    Ford is hilarious and brooding, deeply wrinkled and deeply intimidating. He's got the best lines, courtesy of screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (of the repellent "27 Dresses" and the much better "The Devil Wears Prada").
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Nov 10, 2010
    80
    Breezy and enjoyable.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Nov 11, 2010
    75
    Patrick Wilson rounds out the cast as McAdams' love interest, but his presence seems necessary only to classify Morning Glory as a romantic comedy. The heart of the movie is really McAdams' wonderfully contentious relationship with Ford.
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    Rather like a four-hour episode of "Today": painless enough, leavening superficiality with substance, allowing you to watch and still do the laundry without missing anything vital.
  7. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    The acting is so exact and the timing so crisp that it delivers precisely the satisfaction you'd anticipate.
  8. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 10, 2010
    75
    The film is at its best when it is at its most goofy, at times coming close to the laugh-aloud outrageousness of Will Ferrell's "Anchorman."
  9. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 9, 2010
    75
    Some of the on-camera bitchery between Mr. Ford and Ms. Keaton is laugh-out-loud witty. For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Nov 9, 2010
    75
    Mainstream moviemaking at its most proficient, with a zippy script, comfort-food casting and a breakout performance by a deserving star.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 10, 2010
    70
    This often-witty baby-of-"Broadcast News" tries hard to be liked, like the TV fluff it's built around. The news is that, often, it succeeds.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Nov 9, 2010
    70
    This is a brash, lightweight backstage comedy that looks lovely, doesn't insult its audience and uses its stars, both young and old, to terrific effect.
  13. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Nov 10, 2010
    67
    Only a spunky cast prevents the film from being as tedious as a test pattern.
  14. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 10, 2010
    67
    Where Broadcast News mourned the trivialization of the nightly news, Morning Glory asks you to learn to stop worrying and love the trivia.
  15. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Nov 11, 2010
    63
    A tart, terrific comedy that gives Harrison Ford his best and funniest role in years.
  16. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 10, 2010
    63
    It includes more than a few clever lines, and boasts a stellar cast, including the underutilized Diane Keaton.
  17. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    In rhythm, humor and performance, Morning Glory is, at best, sporadic.
  18. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    Morning Glory is itself a work of extreme fluff, a lightweight bauble about the morning-show wars that floats on the updrafts of character comedy until it charmingly self-destructs in the final act.
  19. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Nov 9, 2010
    63
    If the romantic comedy Morning Glory clicks with audiences, the McAdams factor surely will be the reason why.
  20. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Nov 13, 2010
    60
    Morning Glory is a cut above most other recent light fare, but not a prime cut.
  21. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Nov 9, 2010
    60
    Rachel McAdams gives the kind of performance we go to the movies for. The rest of the film isn't always up to her level, but it does provide genial entertainment until it runs out of steam.
  22. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Nov 9, 2010
    60
    A passably amusing romantic comedy with a laugh-strewn script that's almost undone by the hard sell of an enterprise that drills every emotional beat into your head.
  23. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Nov 11, 2010
    50
    McAdams is typically effervescent here, but she can't rescue this weak comedy from a wooden Ford, whose stick-up-the-ass character is unimaginatively goosed by screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna.
  24. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Morning Glory had the capacity to be a smarter, tarter picture, though it's not bad as is: well-acted and ingratiating, with at least one howlingly funny sequence.
  25. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Even Mary Tyler Moore's sunny but vulnerable Mary Richards or Tina Fey's Liz Lemon seem more fleshily real than Becky.
  26. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Yes, it's "The Devil Wears Prada," redux.
  27. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Someone apparently forgot to tell Harrison Ford he was starring in a comedy when he was cast in Morning Glory.
  28. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    Roger Michell directs it as though it were an uproarious comedy, but the laughs are light, and the story's real appeal lies in its behind-the-scenes look at the manners and politics of morning television.
  29. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    This just in: Morning Glory can't decide whether to skewer the morning news or wallow in its pap.
  30. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    The only love Morning Glory truly cares about is the passionate but sexless amour fou between a girl and her work.
  31. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    A barely serviceable romantic comedy.
  32. Reviewed by: Kirk Honeycutt
    Nov 6, 2010
    50
    It merely recycles 1987's "Broadcast News" with only a single reference to YouTube.
  33. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Nov 6, 2010
    50
    A genially midrange if overlong romantic comedy.
  34. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Nov 10, 2010
    42
    Morning Glory isn't targeting the dumbing down of TV news. It's pandering to the audience that craves the dumbness.
  35. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Nov 15, 2010
    40
    Morning Glory has a depressed, rancid air. [22 Nov. 2010, p. 141]
  36. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Nov 10, 2010
    40
    This charmless movie thinks it can soft-sell its date-night love story and its media meta-jabs without people feeling they've been bamboozled on either count.
  37. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 9, 2010
    40
    It's a slight movie that makes "Broadcast News" look like "All the President's Men" in comparison.
  38. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Nov 11, 2010
    30
    This production is a mess for many reasons, most of them having to do with its frantic efforts to be funny.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    5
    A common argument is not original.
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    8
    This movie is a good feeling movie, is interesting, have a good humor, the cast have a great performances, is like this movies that made to hang, are really great case. I love morning glory, is a great movie. Full Review »
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    9
    Light-hearted and enjoyable. People are sure to walk out of the theatre with a satisfied smile. The performance of the cast is remarkable! It is worth watching! Full Review »