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Morgan

At a laboratory in the wilderness, a tight-knit group of researchers (including Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones, and Jennifer Jason Leigh) keep watch over a genetically engineered girl (Anya Taylor-Joy) who's become uncontrollable, and a corporate risk-management consultant (Kate Mara) arrives at the lab to decide what should be done with the little monster. This modestly budgeted sci-fi thriller seems like a bit of genetic engineering itself: director Luke Scott is the son of Alien director Ridley Scott and shares with his dad a gift for staging scenarios in which institutional calm erupts into savage and exhilarating violence. That and the talented cast make this worth checking out, though it doesn't really go anywhere conceptually and gradually dwindles into routine suspense and an Outer Limits-style surprise ending. With Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox.

Credits

Director:

  • Luke Scott

Cast:

  • Kate Mara
  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Toby Jones
  • Rose Leslie
  • Boyd Holbrook
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Jennifer Leigh
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Michael Yare
  • Chris Sullivan
  • Vinette Robinson
  • Brian Cox
  • Crispian Belfrage
  • Amybeth McNulty
  • Jonathan Aris
  • Charlotte Asprey

Producers:

  • Ridley Scott
  • Michael Schaefer
  • Mark Huffam
  • Aidan Elliott
  • George Heller
  • Elishia Holmes

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