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The Doors

1991
Drama
Biography
2h 20m
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Avg Percentile 49.93% from 3177 total ratings

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Rated 14 Oct 2008
99
99th
Fantastic and super music-movie. Val kilmer played a brilliant role, what a performance of him. Super songs and my favourite movie all time for the moment. Riders on the Storm is my favourite song.
Rated 19 Aug 2008
74
36th
Was really into the Doors when I saw this and really liked it at the time because of that. Now that I'm older and adapted to the Doors, I'm not as impressed. Oliver Stone drives every point home with a Mack truck with the T-1000 at the wheel. The narrative is a mish-mash, and the indian stuff get repeated once too often but...I can't say I hate it.
Rated 04 Jan 2009
35
10th
Val Kilmer is excellent, and often uncanny when he fills in for Morrison's vocals. However, the film is overlong, has way too much nudity (speaking as a heterosexual woman here) and is completely and utterly irresponsible. I was extremely relieved to find out that a good portion of the depiction of Morrison was fabricated, because this movie nearly made me hate one of my rock gods. So screw you, Oliver Stone.
Rated 24 Aug 2010
70
60th
Kilmer's performance is a tour de force of sheer brilliance, but the film is too long. Stone drags out many of the concert scenes to the point of annoyance, which reflects many of The Doors' long songs. However, in that art form it works, not on the big screen.
Rated 07 Jun 2007
80
94th
Very decadent. Worth seeing just to watch Val Kilmer do Jim Morrison. I notice it's categorized as a drama, musical. There's a lot of music, but I wouldn't consider it a musical.
Rated 05 Aug 2007
70
49th
Meg Ryan seems to have wandered into the wrong movie somehow.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
43rd
Kilmer did a great job as Morrison.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
81st
Val Kilmer becomes Jim Morrison -- I believed utterly. Meg Ryan is very sweet, too, and the tripping scenes have a realistic vibe.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
95
97th
Val Kilmer is great, like Jim Morrison. I Love The Doors. Good movie. Nice, for to know a bit about the history of them.
Rated 12 Sep 2008
25
17th
KGB says it all in his mini-review.. So there's no reason for me to say it over again. But I will. It was too much over too long a time. The cast is pretty great (including Meg Ryan, who I usually hate), the music is great, but.. meh. Gets boring, and gets way excessive. Jim Morrison is (was) an asshole, and that makes it hard to care about anything that's going on. A fairly annoying film.
Rated 24 Sep 2008
88
92nd
Oh, how I loved that movie when it came out, Val Kilmer just nails it!
Rated 12 Apr 2009
90
86th
I admit here that I am a bit biased because I have been a serious Doors fan since I was 14. If _Friday the 13th_ had had 25 Doors songs in it, I might have liked that movie, too. Ray Manzarek flamed Stone in public for what he declared an assassination of Jim Morrison. Stone probably screwed up in a few places, but this is still a very entertaining picture and most likely the best (and only) Doors/Morrison biopic we'll ever get. Crispin Glover as Andy Warhol is a riot
Rated 27 Apr 2009
75
88th
A peek into the madman's mind. An insane film. Literally. A movie about a crazy man with both alcoholic and drug problems. Or at least that's what the film tells us. I was relieved to find out that this was not entirely the truth, it was partly fabricated. Howsoever, it made me hate Jim Morrison. Or love him, I don't know.
Rated 22 Sep 2014
30
5th
I don't know, movies about loser addicts wasting their lives are hard for me to watch, even if they were famous and had something resembling talent
Rated 10 Feb 2017
50
4th
The movie feels like an SNL sketch, and I don't think it could be any other way. There's maybe a better film in here, behind the posturing and the emptiness, but posturing and emptiness are what made Jim Morrison a star, and if you're not willing to challenge him on his emptiness, then you're going to look a bit undercooked. Ride the snake to the lake, baby.
Rated 30 Apr 2018
58
42nd
It's probably too much to ask a member of Stone's generation to be remotely objective about The Doors, especially if they're a fan like Stone. With that in mind, it's perhaps not surprising that he conforms to the cult of Jim, which has obscured both Morrison's complexity and the band members' invaluable contributions to the genre of rock, so it's disappointing to see Stone play so blatantly to it. Kilmer gives a star making performance as the Lizard King, but The Doors deserved better.
Rated 08 Sep 2019
70
76th
good movie
Rated 19 Feb 2007
50
32nd
Great performance,great music but a bad movie
Rated 21 Feb 2007
70
82nd
Good film. Great performance from Kilmer.
Rated 26 May 2007
80
89th
Val Kilmer is the shit, too bad he's a prick to work with.
Rated 04 Jun 2007
65
59th
Great acting job by Kilmer, but the movie itself was so-so.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
94th
Even though it's has a ton of negative feed-back. I love it, true I don't believe the movie was completely honest, but I go into the theater's realizing that movies will not show the complete truth or the right truth, because it's main purpose is to entertain us. But I loved the movie its self.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
73rd
One of the best things everybody involved has ever done. Kilmer is spot-on in his protrayal of Morrison; Meg Ryan is cast against her usual type and is better than ever; and Stone directs with his usual reverance for the subject matter... Great hallucination scenes that capture and evoke the transcendental feeling of euphoria and crossing into alternate realities and Indian mysticism...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
40th
Kilmer seems appropriately spaced out for the entire running time, but the movie gets a lot of historical details wrong. Still, not a bad drama. Great music.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
15
11th
I love the doors and hated this movie!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
67
39th
interesting
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
41st
As good a job as anyone will ever do with such an enigmatic character as Jim Morrison of The Doors. Val Kilmer portrays the drug and booze soaked rock star from his leaving of UCLA film school until his death in Paris. The rise and fall of the greatest american band of all time is shown with various shots of living, breathing psychedelia. Death is a constant character who is in every other scene and magically woven into the movie. Oliver Stone really makes a great film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
93rd
Even Oliver Stone gets it right once in a while.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
85th
Oliver kicks with this movie. Val Kilmer is exelent, acting singing. Fabulous view of Andy Warhol, and also Nico from Velvet Underground. Rock!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
18th
Gives a good insight to what it would have been like with the Doors throughout their career with Morrison. Some parts are a little cheesy, but still worth watching if you're a fan of The Doors.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
90th
Fantastic perfomance from Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. Kathleen Quinlan is equally good as Patricia Kennealy.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
79th
A lot of liberties taken with Jim but Stone acknowledges in interviews that he had to combine a lot of interactions into one or two people in the film but Stone also paints Morrison into looking more like a psychopath. Otherwise a great film and Val Kilmer should've gotten a Best Actor nomination, if not a win
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
58th
At times Val Kilmer seems to channel Jim Morrison and at others he seems to be more interested in changing channels. Pretty good biopic but Kilmer doesn't seem fully engaged at times.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
67
30th
Kilmer was born to play Morrison, but the film itself is kind of overblown and grating.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
66th
A very compelling story that shows how messed up the 70's where, and at the same time how awesome it seemed.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
62nd
good rocknroll flick...kilmer is superb as morrison
Rated 19 Aug 2007
50
16th
just not my cup of tea
Rated 19 Aug 2007
86
59th
Was best the first time I watched it. Still, Val Kilmer is extraordinary and had a been a bigger believer in the "Genius" of Jim Morrison, I probably would have liked it more.
Rated 23 Aug 2007
68
64th
Good
Rated 15 Sep 2007
60
39th
well acted film that leaves you a little bored.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
40
36th
Not bad. Nice trippy scenes. Look out for Billy Idol!!
Rated 08 Nov 2007
30
6th
Boring boring boring. 'nuff said.
Rated 12 Nov 2007
95
63rd
A masterpiece! Oliver Stone's best film to date, creative and gut-wrenching
Rated 16 Nov 2007
75
81st
great performance by kilmer.
Rated 03 Dec 2007
71
62nd
As close to being high as you can get without actually being high. I don't care about the Doors any more now than I did before watching the movie, but it's a good way to kill a couple hours. Definitely a unique experience.
Rated 31 Dec 2007
71
41st
To get the full effect of this movie, you really have to either have lived through this period or desperately wish you did, but it was still an enjoyable, pretty and rocking downward spiral.
Rated 05 Feb 2008
50
39th
Too tripy for me! I was never really interested of the life of Jim Morrison. Good music though.
Rated 01 Mar 2008
79
77th
Strangely entertaining trip to the mind and art of Jim Morrison. I liked it.
Rated 22 Mar 2008
88
71st
Kilmer was GREAT!
Rated 23 Mar 2008
67
37th
Accurate but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good film. I found it informative but not really entertaining.
Rated 21 Apr 2008
96
96th
this is the movie that Across the Universe wishes it could be.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
71
69th
Impactful.
Rated 06 Jun 2008
62
13th
I love The Doors and all, but I don't get the obsession women have with Jim Morrison. I mean he was just a low-life druggie in a band. He was a Film major at UCLA, real winner right? You try majoring in the Arts and being a surrealistic bum nowadays and no girl will pass you a second glance. Bullshit. He was probably gay, too. I mean come on.
Rated 28 Jul 2008
84
48th
Val Kilmer was great as Jim Morrison.
Rated 28 Oct 2008
50
27th
Fuck Jim Morrison.
Rated 08 Jan 2009
65
51st
interesting, since I'm not a huge fan of the band
Rated 21 Jan 2009
72
46th
Pretty great performance - pretty disjointed directing.
Rated 30 Mar 2009
95
93rd
great depiction of the life of Jim Morrison by Stone.......star making performance by Kilmer... recommended..
Rated 30 Apr 2009
50
37th
Val Kilmer is great in this movie. The music is also great. But the movie was just ok.
Rated 24 May 2009
83
81st
There's only one way to approach a Stone biopic: who cares if it's historically accurate so long as it entertains. And this definitely entertains. Kilmer gives the performance of his life, and it powers the film through the inevitable lulls. The drunken rave energy is unsustainable over a full film. That said, it never bored me, it's just a little too weird at times. You'd think Kilmer would've learned Morrison's lesson, but besides premature death their careers/egos have followed similar paths.
Rated 17 Jun 2009
79
89th
Val Kilmer IS Jim Morrison. Incredible performance! Add the fact that he sings the songs as well, it's just damn impressive.
Rated 03 Jul 2009
78
63rd
A messy but engaging film with some problems that are countered by a terrific Val Kilmer performance and some great music.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
86
63rd
interesting movie.
Rated 03 Aug 2009
92
84th
best role from kilmer...
Rated 01 Dec 2009
87
69th
Val Kilmer plays Jim Morrison as many people saw him, not as a rebel or an arrogant man, but as a troubled soul. A good film.
Rated 08 Dec 2009
60
68th
3/5
Rated 12 Dec 2009
50
39th
Stone masterfully recreates the late '60s/early '70s rock and drug scene, and Kilmer is perfect in the lead... but when it's all over you don't know very much more about Morrison than when the film began. The film's excesses also tend to parallel Morrison's.
Rated 20 Jan 2010
75
71st
Not the greatest biopic ever but it's perfectly functional. Oliver Stone's take on Jim Morrison is pretty conventional and he lays it on thick with mysticism. This is still Val Kilmer's best role to date though. Meg Ryan was a bit weak and the film probably could have done with a less bubbleheaded portrayal.
Rated 14 Feb 2010
72
20th
there's a scene in the doors in which a drunken morrison stands on the stage and looks at the chaotic audience through a red light and listens to them as they scream his name, in that scene you understand two things, first, this is a movie that takes its strength and beauty from its concert scenes and second, this is his movie, not the doors', not their musical careers, purely and completely his. while yes, the surreal scenes are ridiculous, the acting makes up for it, making the doors above par
Rated 16 Apr 2010
50
34th
the actors are perfectly suited for the roles, but the script is a total mess - Jim looks like some foolish junkie ... he's the god of rock, god damn it!
Rated 23 Apr 2010
45
39th
This movie is an inaccurate representation of Morrison's true character as well as being uninteresting. Jim Morrison was nothing more than a narcisistic drunk who abused women.
Rated 05 Jun 2010
65
60th
Messy bio pic but very much a Stone picture
Rated 20 Sep 2010
67
57th
While not the biggest fan of The Doors, I am appreciative of their talent. The movie itself feels overlong. Kilmer is excellent and the rest of the cast does their parts.
Rated 13 Nov 2010
7
52nd
I used to have a minor obsession with Jim and The Doors...this film is alright but I think it tries a little too hard.
Rated 20 Feb 2011
70
17th
It turned me off of the Door's music.
Rated 15 May 2011
93
97th
One of these movies that turns you into a follower, and also gets you high
Rated 04 Aug 2011
62
24th
I was never a fan of Stone and his over patriotic movies. It was real disappointment to get to know he was The Doors fan and made a movie about great Jim. Kilmer did the best performance of the career that is true. Sometimes the resemblance was really creepy. The rest was just a mess which looked more like a movie about junkie, d?unkard and schizophrenic than about one of the most talented musicians in the history.
Rated 15 Dec 2011
75
55th
75.000
Rated 26 Dec 2011
81
81st
This is the end. My only friend, the end.
Rated 23 Jan 2012
70
67th
Val Kilmer was perfect as Jim Morrison. Meg Ryan, whom I usually don't like very much, was good too. It was very much an Oliver Stone film and did well at evoking the rock and roll scene of the 1960s.
Rated 01 Feb 2012
60
52nd
I shouldn't have watched it again, I remembered it as a better movie. The acting is poor and the storytelling is very uneven. It deserves all the criticism it had, it isn't a The Doors movie, is a Jim Morrison movie. Nevertheless it is a fun movie and the excesses make it enjoyable if you like that sort of thing.
Rated 16 Apr 2012
53
20th
I didn't really like the movie much, but it gets a lot of credit for Val Kilmer's incredible performance.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
83
53rd
Okay. Jim Morrison was a Terrible Person
Rated 19 Aug 2021
60
32nd
This is an average score: based on Kilmer and Ryans acting, it would have been 100%, but seriously, if you were famous, would you want Oliver Stone to do a film of you, if THIS is what he does to someone he admires? Its just 2 hrs of drug fuelled hedonism, which makes Morrison out to be a self destructing, reckless boor. OK, he probably WAS but there was an artistic streak in him that has rarely been bettered, and a little more balance would have made for a much better film. No one is ALL bad!
Rated 13 Aug 2012
80
84th
One of Val's best movies..
Rated 22 Sep 2012
73
53rd
Not without its flaws, especially towards the beginning and the end, but Oliver Stone does really cool things with this movie and Val Kilmer gives an amazing performance that goes for long stretches where he is indistinguishable from Jim Morrison. One of the best biopic performances to date.
Rated 13 Nov 2012
80
55th
Decent biopic with good performances by actors who are now mostly has-beens.
Rated 31 Jan 2013
95
85th
I wasn't watching val kilmer play jim morrison, I think that Was jim morrison. in fact he was asked by the band to go on tour with them. Crazy good performance, great movie and of course great music.
Rated 02 Feb 2013
75
70th
A total excess of red light is being reflected upon the poor Jim! Really feels like how you're supposed to feel at this point, after watching the movie that this movie must be.
Rated 02 Oct 2013
75
51st
74.500
Rated 03 Nov 2013
41
3rd
This film made me re-assess my thoughts on the band's music, but I suppose it's always more about the art than the artists. This misleading film (it's only about 1/4th of The Doors) portrays Jim Morrison very convincingly, that is if he really was as much of a pretentious egotistical bore that this overlong film makes him out to be. Well shot and edited, though.
Rated 17 May 2020
84
75th
Is everybody in? If you are a doors fan you will love it. It may not be fully accurate but its a fun film with great acting and photography.
Rated 14 Mar 2014
50
15th
The thing I don't understand is that many artists already live dramatic, interesting lives, so what's the need to exaggerate and blatantly lie? The Doors movie spits on the band members as people and smears their real legend into pulp. Jim Morrison was supposedly something of an asshole I can see, but this portrayal makes me feel bad for him. He's dead, for crying out loud. Kristina Fulton is pretty nice though.
Rated 26 Apr 2014
33
10th
Pretty fucking boring for a film all about taking drugs and Kilmer/McLachlan being assholes to each other with wigs on.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
58
56th
I settled on a centralized score of 58 for this movie; the Doors' music scored 57 points and Oliver Stone's direction scored 1.
Rated 22 Feb 2016
81
18th
I'm amazed by the resemblance between Kilmer and Morrison's looks and vocals. 1
Rated 30 May 2016
70
61st
Oliver Stone loves to scratch away at 20th century American mythos, making the enigmatic Doors singer an ideal subject for a side-project to his political epics. He coaxes a strong performance hitherto unseen from Kilmer, who convincingly takes on the challenging role of the Lizard King, but the film is too long, self-indulgent and languidly paced, with the bandmates and the music given insufficient attention in favour of some overly drawn-out Morrison escapades.
Rated 15 Apr 2020
89
79th
Fact or fiction, oddly, I don't think it really matters. Stone captures the spirit of Jim Morrison, the larger-than-life character shrouded in mythic tales very well. While it’s missing a lot of notable anecdotes, and includes some dubious ones, it simply doesn’t matter in the end. The creative liberty Stone takes is acceptable. Val Kilmer absolutely kills it in every scene. It makes for a quick, entertaining 2+ hour film. In terms of music biopics it’s one small notch below Corbijn's Cont
Rated 06 May 2018
78
69th
Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison is incredible. The movie is psychedelic, intense, and interesting sparing no details. The music is amazing throughout. Just a great biopic.
Rated 03 May 2019
81
77th
Stone's biopic of the master of psychedelic rock is edited in just that way. It's a trip. Like Morrison, the film is sometimes insufferable but purposely so. Enough can't be said about Kilmer, as he completely embodies that mythic rocker.

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