Morning Glory

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
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Nov 13, 2010
    60
    Morning Glory is a cut above most other recent light fare, but not a prime cut.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Yes, it's "The Devil Wears Prada," redux.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    A barely serviceable romantic comedy.
  13. Reviewed by: Kirk Honeycutt
    Nov 6, 2010
    50
    It merely recycles 1987's "Broadcast News" with only a single reference to YouTube.
  14. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Nov 6, 2010
    50
    A genially midrange if overlong romantic comedy.
  15. 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.
  16. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Nov 15, 2010
    40
    Morning Glory has a depressed, rancid air. [22 Nov. 2010, p. 141]
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    5
    A common argument is not original.
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    7
    Another news-workplace comedy elevated by a strong premise and a spot-on cast. It has Aline Brosh McKenna written all over it--but when youAnother news-workplace comedy elevated by a strong premise and a spot-on cast. It has Aline Brosh McKenna written all over it--but when you have Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams attached, it's wonderful. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    8
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