The Doors


The best thing about this weary biopic is Val Kilmer's star turn as Jim Morrison

The Doors review

Val Kilmer gives the performance of his career as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s biopic, so it’s a shame the surrounding film lets him down.

In following The Doors’ rise from LA bar band to mega-stage provocateurs, we’re subjected to wearisome scenes of a drugged-up Morrison spouting dismal poetry and staggering around douchebagfilled parties.

Kilmer channels Morrison to an uncanny degree, but Stone’s attempts to frame him as a modern shaman don’t work and we’re left with a fawning look at a man who busily ruined the lives of all around him.

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