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The Doors Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    Hysteria, however skillfully maintained, should never be mistaken for art-a caution that applies equally to Stone and his subject. [01 Mar 1991]

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The experience of watching The Doors is not always very pleasant.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Kilmer seems less dangerous than Morrison, but it's a blessing in the most uncompromising bio of a please- don't-move-next-door type since "Raging Bull." [01 Mar 1991]

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Intense biopic full of drugs, sex and rock'n'roll.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features a lot of sex, drugs, and profanity. There are consequences to bad behavior, namely Jim Morrison's premature demise. Nevertheless, Morrison's life of excess and poetic death are romanticized if not glamorized. There are a few scuffles, some verbal domestic abuse, and sex scenes where the line between sex and abuse is blurry.

  • Families can talk about the distinction one of the characters makes between using drugs to expand one's mind and using them to escape from responsibilities. Why do people use drugs? How has our knowledge of the long-term effects of these drugs changed since the 1960's?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Hallucinogens praised as mind-expanding, integral to artistic expression

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Minor scuffles, verbal abuse

  • sex false5

    Sex: Female nudity, several sex scenes

  • language false5

    Language: Lots of profanity

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Firestone tires, the music of the Doors

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Heavy drinking, smoking, marijuana, LSD, peyote, cocaine

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