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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    On the surface, this may seem like a bleak film, because it's so raw. But ultimately this is a movie about the mysterious ways in which we find a path toward healing, and its beautiful final moments stay with you. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The movie gets too claustrophobic, while its noble attempt to take on suffering remains laudable. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This intense drama co-starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and writer-director Leland Orser is at times too minimalistic for its own good, but it has a powerful emotional immediacy that fully grips the viewer by the time it reaches its wrenching conclusion. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Sensitively written and carefully directed with keenly observed nuance by Leland Orser, who also plays the grief-stricken husband driven to the brink of madness by the sudden death of his son, it’s a film that touches the heart with the tenderness of understatement. show more

  • 38
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    It often seems like an acting workshop: Behave as if you are the parent of a dead child. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    As an exercise in grief, Orser’s drama is affecting, exhausting and something of a shortcut. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Acute emotional honesty and a frustrating narrative coyness coincide in Morning. show more

  • 60
    Joe Leydon Variety

    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. show more

  • 10
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    It's a mannered, over-the-top approximation of real anguish and hopelessness that's so phony that it's borderline insulting to those who've truly experienced such tragedy. show more

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