The Doors Movie Review 1991

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Stone approached Jim Morrison with an early incarnation of this docudrama, but it's hard to believe even the Lizard King could play himself with any more convincing abandon than Kilmer, in a great performance. Trouble is, the story--one of drugs, abuse, and abject self-indulgence--grows tiresome, and the audience, with the exception of die-hard fans, may lose sight of any sympathy they might have had. Ryan is forgettable as Morrison's hippie-chick wife, MacLachlan sports a funny wig and dabbles on the keyboards as Ray Manszarek, and Quinlan is atypically cast as a sado-masochistic journalist paramour. Based on "Riders on the Storm" by John Densmore.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Rock Flicks, Period Piece: 1960s, Martyred Pop Icons, Biopics: Musicians
Oliver Stone, Ralph Thomas, Randy Johnson, J. Randall Johnson
Kelly Hu, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Michael Madsen, Kathleen Quinlan, Crispin Glover, Josh Evans, John Densmore, William Jordan, Mimi Rogers, Paul Williams, Bill Graham, Billy Vera, William Kunstler, Wes Studi, Costas Mandylor, Billy Idol, Michael Wincott, Dennis Burkley
Robert Richardson
Oliver Stone
Carolco Pictures

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