Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Muddled, pretentious assemblage of film clips of the band shot between 1966 and 1971.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    30
    The Lizard King is a bummer in When You're Strange, Tom DiCillo's disastrously inane documentary ode to reptilian rocker Jim Morrison and his mellower bandmates in the Doors.
  3. When You're Strange is a remedial Doors class, taught by a professor who sounds as if he's doing voiceovers for car commercials.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    8
    An excellent reflection of Morrison and the Doors. Johnny Depp's excellent narration makes you listen to every word as we roll through this entertaining documentary. Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2010
    6
    I'll tell you what's strange... Finding an actor who looks exactly like Jim Morrison and making him do all kinds of weird crap that's worthy of the cheesiest Unsolved Mysteries dramatizations. Other than that I enjoyed it. Full Review »
  3. jiml
    Apr 18, 2010
    9
    Great use of the rarest, but marvelously restored film of Morrison and the Doors. The film goes far in showing genuine life and times without any new film shot whatsoever. No interviews but actual content from a great variety of sources. 100 minutes of a very original documentary chronicling a very unique talent and phenomenon. Full Review »