Morvern Callar Synopsis
A woman (Samantha Morton) acts compulsively after her boyfriend's suicide.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
(Morton's) character here is emotionally mute -- though Morvern speaks, she can't or won't reveal what's in her heart -- and her performance...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Morton deserves an Oscar nomination, but she is unlikely to get one. The movie is too dark and out of the mainstream to impress the...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A gossamer tale about a heavy subject -- a passive creature who slowly emerges as the active author of her own life.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I think the answer is right there in the film, but less visible to American viewers because we are less class-conscious than the filmmakers.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a smartly surreal little movie, and again shows why, whenever there's a role that calls for an actress who can speak volumes without...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Despite grim doings involving sexual hysteria and chopped-up body parts (don't ask), Ramsay and Morton fill this character study with poetic...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Strange, moody film.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Morton acts up a storm, and Ramsay continues her rise as England's hottest young female filmmaker.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
What gives the movie real flesh and fantasy is the actress playing this part, the incandescent Morton.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie's refusal to judge bad behavior can be a subtle way of trumping the audience -- a passive-aggressive form of one-upmanship.
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