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Morgan Reviews

January 2, 2017
"What is Morgan?" the film's marketing campaign has been asking for weeks. Turns out, Morgan is just another sci-fi film that's only engineered to disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 10, 2016
An initially intriguing but ultimately flimsy sci-fi action thriller.
September 7, 2016
Morgan is an unassuming little thriller, nicely put together and engaging enough while you're watching, though its memory is likely to vaporize hours, or even minutes, after you've seen it.
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September 4, 2016
Thanks to Morgan, we know what bedtime stories Ridley Scott told his kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 2, 2016
It's an attempt to wed philosophical science fiction concepts with bloody horror - a dubious endeavor that somehow works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2016
The predictable twist hampers the story's suspense, and the film doesn't dip beyond the superficial.
September 2, 2016
Even I, a self-prescribed horror movie skeptic, found myself wrapped up in Morgan - I was invested in the characters, I (mostly) bought into the plot and even found myself embracing some of the gore by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2016
Anya Taylor-Joy ... plays the title character with a mixture of vulnerability and detached humanity that makes her like the world's most frightening teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 1, 2016
Morgan is a provocative and atmospheric reworking of familiar sci-fi tropes. The excellent supporting cast helps anchor the film even in its more improbable moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2016
This is one of the worst movies of 2016.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2016
Luke Scott is the son of Alien director Ridley Scott and shares with his dad a gift for staging scenarios in which institutional calm erupts into savage and exhilarating violence.
September 1, 2016
Ambiguity makes "Blade Runner" a classic; a lack of ambiguity means "Morgan" strays into a run-of-the-mill genre territory, despite its deeper ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2016
The point of things quickly shifts from engaging the audience's interest and/or intellect to merely keeping it stimulated and guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 1, 2016
The film, directed by Luke Scott and laden with high-tech eye candy, should have been a lot more complex and psychologically interesting than it is.
September 1, 2016
A dull, listless, derivative chunk of celluloid lacking any spark or even basic storytelling ability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2016
Mr. Scott creates a disappointingly skeletal Frankenstein story that entertains efficiently but vacuously.
September 1, 2016
The capable cast yank us through the chicanery, making welcome gestures towards a number of science-fiction ideas, but "cranked-up Frankenstein" isn't one of the film's smarter or more original ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2016
It's not a terrible movie, but it is a lacklustre feature debut for director Luke Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2016
A mediocre sci-fi/thriller about a human-looking A.I. teen who can't escape her factory-installed features.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2016
Pared-down, efficient, and easy to follow, Morgan dispenses with the long, complicated pseudoscientific explanations that bog down so many sci-fi movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 1, 2016
Before the midway point, it is pretty obvious what the eventual outcome and supposed big reveal will be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2016
"Morgan" works as a reasonably effective sci-fi thriller - perhaps even more so if you've never seen a movie by Ridley Scott.
September 1, 2016
It's mostly when the younger Scott mines other influences and trends that his work falters, ultimately turning more predictable than he realizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2016
If only the questions it asks were more involving, and not just philosophical window dressing on what is ultimately a fembot-in-a-cage action flick - albeit one with a nice bit of torque.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2016
"Morgan" ... is creepy, and sometimes pretty smart. And sometimes not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2016
You may start to wonder when the last time an ensemble this good was placed in service of a script this thin.
September 1, 2016
It would be a stretch to call the movie any kind of feminist statement, but it does boast an equal-opportunity nastiness alongside its enjoyable stupidities.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 31, 2016
Scott's pacing, building an early foundation of uneasiness, starts to collapse as the script resorts to illogical actions in service of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2016
A lot makes me uneasy about where biology and technology are going. But Great Scott! Is "Morgan" really the best you can do?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2016
Until its letdown of a final stretch, Morgan is a gripping group portrait of menace and vulnerability, each punch to the solar plexus a burning question, timeless and of the moment.
August 30, 2016
Nicely done, Mr. Scott, nicely done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2016
Scott's low-key sci-fi thriller zips along with a sense of creeping dread-at least until it sputters to a third-act twist that anyone who's semiconscious will see coming down Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 30, 2016
Whatever its flaws, this is a rare genre movie that allows two women - both Mara and Taylor-Joy are coolly riveting, particularly when they're playing off each other - to take center stage in both the drama and the action.
August 30, 2016
Instead of developing its themes, it uses them as grist for an overload of "commercial" action.