The Doors (1991)

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By Scott Goldfine

Oliver Stone once again turns his camera on the 1960s, this time recounting the rise and crash of Jim Morrison and his band. Val Kilmer gives a mind-boggling performance as Morrison, a singer who always kept drugs, booze and women within arm’s reach.

This film is alternatively exhilarating and numbing, insightful and pretentious. It’s a triumph for all concerned, yet it’s fiercely disturbing. Also stars Meg RyanKyle MacLachlanFrank WhaleyKevin Dillon and Michael Madsen, with musicians Billy Idol and John Densmore making appearances. Rated R.

GRADE: B+

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