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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 89
  2. Negative: 11 out of 89
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  1. Dec 7, 2012
    5
    A common argument is not original.
  2. Dec 30, 2010
    4
    I like a good romantic comedy. This is NOT one of those. Harrison Ford's character was over the top obnoxious and Rachel McAdams was overly perky and annoying to the point of a bad sitcom. Diane Keaton was good but she isn't featured all that much. Very little chemistry between the two romantic leads. I didn't care about anyone in this film and it simply wasn't very funny.
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    5
    Rather disappointing after generally decent reviews for a romantic comedy. Most of the actors were rather fun to watch, especially Harrison Ford, but the romantic sub-plot was poorly placed and directed, so it felt pretty uneven. The comedy only comes in spurts. And it's about a half hour too long.
  4. Nov 18, 2010
    5
    Rachel McAdams plays a terminally perky producer who gets hired to revitalize the worst-rated morning show on network TV. Her primary battle is with a news legend (Harrison Ford), who hates doing the fluff. McAdams gives the role plenty of pluck, but doesn't have the natural comic charms the role needs. The rest of the cast turns in acceptable performances. The script/direction areRachel McAdams plays a terminally perky producer who gets hired to revitalize the worst-rated morning show on network TV. Her primary battle is with a news legend (Harrison Ford), who hates doing the fluff. McAdams gives the role plenty of pluck, but doesn't have the natural comic charms the role needs. The rest of the cast turns in acceptable performances. The script/direction are energetic and predictable. Overall, it's a mildly appealing trifle. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2010
    4
    Morning Glory doesnt really offer anything new, and ends on just being okay. It is just kind of the same old movie we would see around this time of year. It is cute enough to make you smile a little, and can be clever and charming in some parts but this film really under performs and really kind of settled for the absolute least.
  6. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    This is not the next "Devil Wears Prada" Very similar story of a young ambitious woman trying to find her place in the real world and learning life lessons from bitter old work-a-holics. Characters aren't as charming and you won't laugh as much. The cast in Morning Glory is incredible just like the Devil Wears Prada but there is definitely a lack of chemistry in all the relationshipsThis is not the next "Devil Wears Prada" Very similar story of a young ambitious woman trying to find her place in the real world and learning life lessons from bitter old work-a-holics. Characters aren't as charming and you won't laugh as much. The cast in Morning Glory is incredible just like the Devil Wears Prada but there is definitely a lack of chemistry in all the relationships presented in this film. Save this for Netflix. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2010
    6
    Morning Glory suffers from what most 'bad' romantic comedies suffer from: a uninspired, cliched central romance. Two beautiful people who inexplicably can't find love, but do with their fellow 'unlucky in love' beautiful person. Sure, it makes you go 'awww!', but it isn't realistic or interesting in any sense of the words. What elevates Morning Glory past this weakness is the strength ofMorning Glory suffers from what most 'bad' romantic comedies suffer from: a uninspired, cliched central romance. Two beautiful people who inexplicably can't find love, but do with their fellow 'unlucky in love' beautiful person. Sure, it makes you go 'awww!', but it isn't realistic or interesting in any sense of the words. What elevates Morning Glory past this weakness is the strength of the large cast of small, quirky supporting characters. Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton absolutely shine as old egotistical reporters, and the group of strange managers and writers around them are adorable. Go see this for them. Expand
  8. Jan 4, 2011
    6
    There are unquestionably an absurd amount of flaws in â
  9. Jan 30, 2011
    4
    Being dragged along to this movie by my Fiancee I really didnt expect much!!! The cast seemed good enough, but isnt this the same Ho-hum drum that gets released every week!? Well to my surprise it actually started pretty well, Rachel Mcadams does a good job portraying a perfectionist OCD work freak, but its exhausting just watching her(and quite depressing). The supporting cast is okay,Being dragged along to this movie by my Fiancee I really didnt expect much!!! The cast seemed good enough, but isnt this the same Ho-hum drum that gets released every week!? Well to my surprise it actually started pretty well, Rachel Mcadams does a good job portraying a perfectionist OCD work freak, but its exhausting just watching her(and quite depressing). The supporting cast is okay, but Harrison Ford is so unlikable in his narcisitic tone that I just didnt find him funny. Diane Keaton plays her same Kooky self and Patrick Wilson the man in her life who is meant to be a 'good' guy, gives off a player/ sleazeball vibe. All in all though the majority of the film does hold firm!! The final 30 minutes however It seems to lose itself in all its contrivences ...I mean come on..." You do not go for a job interview at NBC and have a tv in front of you showing your rival breakfast show...come on...and your cell phone is on?"...Please!!! I left this movie feeling sorry for all the characters, and maybe that was the point!!!...actaully...what was the point? Expand
  10. Mar 12, 2011
    4
    "Its Harmless and really dull , Morning Glory lacks some more likable talent then the film has to offer it has its moments of pure joy , but then slips and falls and never really recovers , not a good choice for Harrison Ford , it lacks in many areas" .. C
  11. Jan 7, 2012
    5
    Nothing significant about this film other that some charmdust sprinkled by the protagonists, and even that was used very scarcely. And do not be misguided that the director made Notting Hill, this is nothing like it.
  12. Jan 28, 2012
    6
    Rachel McAdams shines in the leading role and it does provide laughs but not enough in my opinion. Morning Glory should have been better but the film is still technically a good movie. I give this movie 63%.
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: 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.
  2. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Nov 15, 2010
    40
    Morning Glory has a depressed, rancid air. [22 Nov. 2010, p. 141]
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Nov 13, 2010
    60
    Morning Glory is a cut above most other recent light fare, but not a prime cut.