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Morvern Callar Reviews

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March 27, 2003
[Ramsay] visually transforms the dreary expanse of dead-end distaste the characters inhabit into a poem of art, music and metaphor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2003
Well intentioned but ultimately too aloof and pretentious for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 20, 2003
Exceptionally moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2003
A pretentious, random, uninspired, boring, incomplete and entirely unoriginal story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 4, 2003
A mesmerizing cinematic poem from the first frame to the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 28, 2003
An intriguing premise and bizarre opening show potential, but the film chooses the least interesting direction possible when it veers off on its road trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 21, 2003
As Morvern, [Morton is] disconcertingly enigmatic, often bordering on catatonic. But she carries the movie effortlessly.
January 31, 2003
Ramsay and Morton fill this character study with poetic force and buoyant feeling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2003
Too often mistaking obscurity for complexity and moodiness for depth, director Lynn Ramsay squanders an intriguing premise and a layered performance by Samantha Morton.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 31, 2003
We watch Samantha Morton so closely, with such fascination, because she is able to embody a universe of wounded privacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 30, 2003
Ramsay, as in Ratcatcher, remains a filmmaker with an acid viewpoint and a real gift for teasing chilly poetry out of lives and settings that might otherwise seem drab and sordid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 22, 2003
I suspect that you'll be as bored watching Morvern Callar as the characters are in it. If you go, pack your knitting needles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 20, 2003
[Morton is] completely unguarded, and every moment is painfully, beautifully genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 17, 2003
Strange, moody film that could easily have seemed like a willful wallow in the macabre but for the odd truth of Morton's performance and the psychologically penetrating direction of Lynne Ramsay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2003
Morton's penetrating but minute expressions of deflected grief are the picture's potent touchstones of emotional veracity...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2003
There was time on that second round to see the subtleties of Ramsay's portrait of grief.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2003
Ramsay is clearly extraordinarily talented, and based on three short films and two features, here's betting her third feature will be something to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2003
Credit director Ramsay for taking the sometimes improbable story and making it feel realistic.
January 10, 2003
The director, Lynne Ramsey, works in the tony austere style of Catherine Breillat and Claire Denis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 3, 2003
We are accustomed to seeing people do disturbing things in movies, but rare is the movie that convincingly presents the interior life of a cracked mind.
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