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Morgan (2016)

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A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

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Dr. Amy Menser
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Ted Brenner
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Dr. Simon Ziegler
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Dr. Darren Finch
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Skip Vronsky
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Dr. Brenda Finch
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Dr. Lui Cheng
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Jim Bryce
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Dr. Kathy Grieff
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Charles Grimes
Amybeth McNulty ...
Morgan Age 10
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David Chance
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A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

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Don't let it out


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Rated R for brutal violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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2 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Морган  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$504,908 (USA) (9 September 2016)

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$3,912,052 (USA) (30 September 2016)
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Michelle Yeoh makes her second big-screen appearance since 2011's Kung Fu Panda 2. Producer on the film Ridley Scott originally wanted her for the role of Meredith Vickers in his directorial helm Prometheus. See more »

Goofs

When Lee enters the room for the psyche-eval she is wearing heels, later outside without plausible detours to the ward robe she is wearing sneakers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [enters the holding cell] Hi, darling. It's me. I thought we'd have lunch together today. Oh, angel, you look sad. You know, it's a very, very natural thing. It's actually a very human thing to feel sad. But emotions aren't bad.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: I'm sorry, baby. I'm still trying to get them to change their mind and let you out for a little bit.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [Morgan suddenly lunges at her and begins stabbing her] No! Get off! No! Oh, god!
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Very Cruel
Written by Channy Leaneagh (as Channy Moon Leaneagh) and Ryan Olson
Performed by Polica (as Poliça)
Courtesy of Mom + Pop Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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★★★ - never breaks from the mold
2 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen the trailer, I had high hopes for Morgan. The ideas looked interesting, and the movie starts off pretty strongly. There's an eerie ambiance, and a peculiar mystery being set up without the usual amount of exposition, which is a bonus!

The main trouble for me was the lack of experience behind the camera. As director Scott's and writer Owen's first proper feature film, there was never quite the unique spark of originality that a movie like this needs. Being a mystery, it's laden with twists, most of which you can see coming ages before they do (especially the big one). But because you're never surprised by what happens, there's very little tension built up because you can predict the direction of the film.

Though the gist of the story is intriguing, it hinges on the characters

  • which didn't really work. The acting is mostly decent - Mara is


pretty weird right from the start - you know there's something hidden about her. Taylor-Joy also does a fairly good job following her fantastic performance in The Witch, but her character (despite being the most interesting one) is fairly undeveloped and surprisingly shallow. Jones is brilliant, his character deserved a much bigger role, but the turning point in the film comes from Giamatti. His scene where he interviews Morgan feels so unnatural, unrealistic and unmotivated - aggression coming from nowhere, with predictable consequences that set the tone for the remainder of the movie.

So basically, it feels like a dumber version of Ex Machina. Human- like creature/experiment is kept in a cell while clever people work out whether it can cope in the real world. Except the difference is, Ex Machina has depth, subtlety and intelligence. Morgan offers some pretty good action, but its logic lets it down. Just too predictable and nonsensical to be enjoyable or engaging.

3/5


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