Morgan! (Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment)
Morgan! (Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment) (1966)

A classic 1960's cult film in the British "angry young man" tradition, the hero of this film from Czech director Karel Reisz is more lunatic than agitator. Morgan Delt (David Warner) is an artist from a working class… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 4, 1966
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Director Reisz sustains the free-flowing tone with cinematic stunt work.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Not since Alec Guinness played Gulley Jimson in The Horse's Mouth and vitalized that sly bohemian scapegrace with charm and poignancy have we seen an artistic nonconformist as wild as David Warner's Morgan Delt.

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Rob Young
Uncut Magazine [UK]

The physical creakiness only adds to the sense of mental dilapidation suffered by the anti-hero.

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Variety Staff

Instead of providing the subtle, gradually disintegrating character of Morgan, Reisz dwells on the comedic aspects of each prank, cunningly milked for maximum yaks, in the process ceding any hope of the observer taking Morgan seriously.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The jumpy cutting and mannered visuals date it very badly now, though Vanessa Redgrave (in her movie debut) is high compensation.

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TV Guide

The director's attempt to blend reality and fantasy is sometimes successful, but the humor is strained as a result and doesn't always work.

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Andrew Nickolds
Time Out

Morgan sticks in the memory as a collection of funny moments, with the fatal habit (shared by If..., among others) of confronting issues, then farting around when the going gets rough.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

Karel Reisz directs with his usual sympathy for character; sadly, it's not quite enough.

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin

Poor Morgan, one feels; victim of a satire that doesn't bite, lost in a technical confusion of means and ends, and emerging like an identikit photograph, all bits and pieces and no recognisable face.

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Eric Broome
Marvelously twisted, "Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment" is a tale of a boyish eccentric (David Warner) who's oddly consumed with three… More
John Ballantine
It is a cult favourite from the sixties but I find the humour to be dated with a bit of a superficial feel to the case of the mentally disturbed.