Morning Reviews

October 6, 2013
Too much of the same emotion and too little back-story doom this movie to tedium.
September 29, 2013
An initially intriguing but ultimately exhausting tale of grieving parents left quite literally dazed and confused in the wake of their young son's death.
September 27, 2013
Orser, to his credit, never resorts to psychobabble, cheap sentiment or emotional shortcuts.
September 27, 2013
It often seems like an acting workshop: Behave as if you are the parent of a dead child.
September 26, 2013
Leland Orser makes a raw, soul-searching feature debut as writer, director and star in "Morning." He plays the devastated father opposite his real-life wife, Jeanne Tripplehorn.
September 26, 2013
One of the more harrowing explorations of grief ever brought to the screen. By the end of its 95 minutes, only a faint ray of light has penetrated the gloom.
September 26, 2013
It's a difficult sit, and not nearly as moving as it should be, with its central idea of lost communication buried under layers of artificiality, damming the mournful flow.
September 26, 2013
The effort here counts for something, but the emotions may be just too much.
September 26, 2013
Though mourning is a part of the human cycle, Morning is not an easy film to watch -- save for the great acting by the entire cast.
Top Critic
September 25, 2013
Mr. Orser is a director worth watching. His work behind the camera-as well as in front of it-is clean and direct, unsentimental almost to the point of austerity.
September 24, 2013
As an exercise in grief, Orser's drama is affecting, exhausting and something of a shortcut ...