Overall Rank: 3422
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 173
Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/1991
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Val Kilmer, Kyle MacLachlan, Meg Ryan, Michael Madsen, Kathleen Quinlan, Kevin Dillon
Plot: Both a homage to the 1960s rock group, The Doors, and a biography of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/17/2019
Val Kilmer's performance is worthy of applause, but the film is an unglamorous, overlong, and forgettable telling of the music legend's career.
Yojimbo - wrote on 07/08/2012
I don't like The Doors, so I'm a bit biased, but Val Kilmer does a decent impersonation of the pompous, arrogant, self important twat in a biopic that's rather too steeped in hero worship. Nicely shot and a good sense of period though.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/15/2012
An effective biopic that does an excellent job at exploring the torture and intrigue behind Jim Morrison. The film, as with most of Stone's films, is a little overlong and ambitious, but Val Kilmer's nuanced performace hits home, for the most part.
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 11/25/2010
I'm a rock n' roll guy. Hence, I like rock n' roll movies. Hell, if it has anything to do with the genre, I'm there. And when i heard there was a biopic on one of my favorite rock bands The Doors directed by the legendary Oliver Stone, I thought it'd be great.
The film was really good. I really enjoyed the way it actually made me feel like I was experiencing the 1960's and all the chaos of the music and drugs. I also thought Val Kilmer did an incredible, and I mean INCREDIBLE job as Jim Morrison. However, the biggest problem with the film is...well...it's pretty much all fiction.
In fact, while the surviving members of The Doors actually quite liked Kilmer's performance and even went as far as to say it was like Morrison had come back from the dead. But as soon as they saw the …
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