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Morvern Callar Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
Samantha Morton's performance recalls Emily Watson's work in Breaking the Waves -- you can't take your eyes off of her.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 3, 2004
Morvern Callar is assured and confidently-made, even as the emotions of the title character seem brittle and crystalline.
October 24, 2003
"Shocking and exhilarating."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 19, 2003
Morton finds a wealth of nuance in anomie and neurasthenia.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2003
A mesmerizing conundrum of a suspended life in perpetual motion.
Read More | Original Score: A-
June 6, 2003
Ramsay is showing us one very particular type of person, a live-for-the-moment young woman who is fascinated by ugliness and pain and who -- like the poet, Terence -- believes nothing human is alien to her.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2003
A film about youthful confusion made without a moment of artistic immaturity or indecision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2003
A character study of such acuity that you'll find yourself thinking about it for days afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2003
Maintains your sympathy for this otherwise challenging soul by letting you share her one-room world for a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2003
Even if both films are about accidental sinners, Morvern Callar turns out to be a very different, and more difficult, film than Ratcatcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2003
Oddly compelling.
April 11, 2003
Morton uses her face and her body language to bring us Morvern's soul, even though the character is almost completely deadpan.
April 10, 2003
As opaque as the movie is, it's redeemed by Ms. Morton's superb, disaffected performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 7, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: B-
March 30, 2003
a road movie of the psyche
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 28, 2003
This odd, poetic road movie, spiked by jolts of pop music, pretty much takes place in Morton's ever-watchful gaze -- and it's a tribute to the actress, and to her inventive director, that the journey is such a mesmerizing one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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