• The Doors (1991)

The Doors

Release Date: February 21st, 1991

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 1997

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

After a psychedelic experience in the California desert, Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer), lead singer of The Doors, and his bandmates begin performing in Los Angeles and quickly become a sensation. However, when Jim begins ditching his musical responsibilities and his girlfriend, Pamela (Meg Ryan), in favor of his dangerous addictions and the affections of the seductive, occult-obsessed Patricia (Kathleen Quinlan), the band starts to worry about their leader.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Michael Madsen, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Wincott

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Biography , Music , Historical drama

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, Bill Graham Films, Carolco Pictures Inc., Ixtlan Corporation, Carolco International N.V.

Keywords: Fall, 1970s, Transformation, Rise, 1960s, Los Angeles, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The Doors is a thrilling spectacle - the King Kong of rock movies - featuring a starmaking, ball-of-fire performance by Val Kilmer as Morrison. show more

  • 88
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Doors is excessive, unsubtle, emotionally brutal and stylistically sadistic, but that's exactly right for the dark side of the sixties Morrison and his band embodied. [01 Mar 1991]

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Stone's film rolls off the screen with affection and authority, even when Morrison's life enters its sodden, bummed-out finale, and Val Kilmer does an uncanny job of identifying with Morrison. [01 Mar 1991]

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