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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84%
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User Score
74%


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....
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
William Dunmyer
"Morvern Callar," the second feature film from British writer/director Lynne Ramsay (after 1999's heart-breaking and unfairly overlooked… More
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
Anthony Lawrie
Lynne Ramsay is a brilliant director and Samantha Morton is fantastic. Not for everyone but this is one of the best films of the 2000's so far!
Gordon A
Wonderfully composed study of grief with a gutsy performance by Morton backed up by beautiful imagery and sound.