Morvern Callar
Morvern Callar (2002)

A thriller set in a remote Scotland port town, centering around Morvern Callar, an impoverished supermarket clerk. When her writer boyfriend commits suicide, Morvern, covers it up. Immediately following his death, Morvern--who's always… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Morton quietly makes this quirky, enigmatic mood piece a compelling watch.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Morton finds a wealth of nuance in anomie and neurasthenia.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

With little dialogue to assist her -- just the strains of that wonderfully organic music -- [Morton] still manages to suggest the internal struggle, and to slowly reveal a fierce toughness that flies in the face of conventional morality.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Samantha Morton's performance recalls Emily Watson's work in Breaking the Waves -- you can't take your eyes off of her.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A mesmerizing conundrum of a suspended life in perpetual motion.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Maintains your sympathy for this otherwise challenging soul by letting you share her one-room world for a while.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Morvern Callar is assured and confidently-made, even as the emotions of the title character seem brittle and crystalline.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A film about youthful confusion made without a moment of artistic immaturity or indecision.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Even if both films are about accidental sinners, Morvern Callar turns out to be a very different, and more difficult, film than Ratcatcher.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

El resultado ha encontrado admiradores y detractores; sin llegar a ninguno de los dos extremos, yo tengo la impresión de que vi una buena película pero no me di cuenta.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Soooooo slooooooow....
Drew Smith
Interesting movie...not entirely successful, but compelling in its own bizarre way. Lynne Ramsay has a hell of a good eye behind the camera and her music… More
William Dunmyer
"Morvern Callar," the second feature film from British writer/director Lynne Ramsay (after 1999's heart-breaking and unfairly overlooked… More
Gordon A
Wonderfully composed study of grief with a gutsy performance by Morton backed up by beautiful imagery and sound.
Stella Dallas
strange film but i liked it. samantha morton is always worth watching. more modern than ratcatcher but almost as stunning to look at. very nice soundtrack… More
Hassan Vawda
I really liked watching this film, Lynne Ramsey is a great film-maker. Unfortunately, half the time watching this film I spent admiring the direction rather… More