Morgan (2016) - IMDb
A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.


Luke Scott


Seth W. Owen (as Seth Owen)
3,278 ( 65)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mara ... Lee Weathers
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Morgan
Rose Leslie ... Dr. Amy Menser
Michael Yare ... Ted Brenner
Toby Jones ... Dr. Simon Ziegler
Chris Sullivan ... Dr. Darren Finch
Boyd Holbrook ... Skip Vronsky
Vinette Robinson ... Dr. Brenda Finch
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Lui Cheng
Brian Cox ... Jim Bryce
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr. Kathy Grieff
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Alan Shapiro
Crispian Belfrage ... Charles Grimes
Amybeth McNulty ... Morgan Age 10
Jonathan Aris ... David Chance


Lee Weathers is a "risk-management specialist" for genetic-engineering company SynSect. She arrives at a rural site hosting its L-9 project, an artificial being with nanotechnology-infused synthetic DNA named Morgan. The "hybrid biological organism with the capacity for autonomous decision making and sophisticated emotional responses" is smarter than humans and matures quickly, walking and talking within a month and physically a teenager despite being five years old..

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Don't let it out

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Kate Mara (Lee Weathers), Anya Taylor-Joy (Morgan), Toby Jones (Dr. Simon Ziegler), Chris Sullivan (Dr. Darren Finch), Boyd Holbrook (Skip Vronsky), Michelle Yeoh (Dr. Lui Cheng), Brian Cox (Jim Bryce), and Paul Giamatti (Dr. Alan Shapiro) have all appeared in films adapted from Marvel Comics. Mara appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010) as a U.S. Marshall and in Fantastic Four (2015) as Sue Storm. Taylor-Joy appeared in The New Mutants (2020) as Illyana Rasputin. Jones appeared multiple times as Dr. Arnim Zola starting with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Sullivan appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) as Taserface. Holbrook appeared in Logan (2017) as Pierce. Yeoh appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) as Aleta Ogord. Cox appeared in X2: X-Men United (2003) as William Stryker. Giamatti appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) as Aleksei Sytsevich. See more »


When they talk about killing Morgan by lethal injection, they say 5 milliliters to sedate her, followed by 30 milliliters of lethal dose. But the sedation drug is halfway in a 1 milliliter syringe, and the blue lethal med is in a 25 milliliter syringe. The only way to inject 30 milliliters is to fill the next size syringe, a 50-milliliter one, to the 30 mL mark. Clearly, both syringes are wrong sizes. See more »


[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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Frondi tenere e belle... Ombra mai fu [Serse, HWV 40 / Act 1]
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by Janet Baker (as Dame Janet Baker), English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Had the right ideas but lacked the right amount of spark
4 September 2016 | by hlcajcSee all my reviews

Before anyone reads this, I am glad to read that some movie goers found the movie great. However, this is just my personal take when I saw this film.

Without going into too much detail about what this film entails, I felt as though there were a few moments in the film which could have been better.

1/ The ending was slightly disappointing... and for those who do not understand why then I am sure it will become clear in the end. I just expected more.

2/ I felt as though more connection was needed between Morgan and the audience. I found the clips of her as a child sweet and warming. I even felt sympathy towards her after she had attacked her first and second victims. However, in the end I felt as though I lacked sympathy for her character, after she became more and more out of hand. This also ties into the first point to do with the ending. I was expecting to be moved, riveted. But instead I felt a mixture of "Really... after all that, that's how it ended?", along with a sense of the lack of what I felt was emotion.

3/ I wanted to understand more about why and how the members of staff loved her so much. OK, she was special - but why did they love her the way they did, even after it became clear that she was starting to become dangerous? Why didn't one of them even question themselves over how out of hand things were getting?

Just a couple of points. Apart from that, the film was good enough to hold the majority of my attention throughout and definitely had the potential to be very, very good indeed. Credit where it is due, the film's intentions did seem surprisingly in the right place, but certainly more spark... more depth was needed.

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,012,709, 4 September 2016

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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