Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Morlang is a repressed creep whose worst crime, as far as the audience is concerned, is dullness.
  2. A portentous and goopy Dutch drama.
  3. 70
    Morlang has surprises up its sleeve that even the seasoned genre fan may not see coming.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    Penning's feature directing debut, which he co-wrote, has visual flair but lacks the tightly plotted storytelling this type of film requires. Relying on mood isn't nearly enough to make the outcome compelling.
  5. 75
    An engrossing psychological thriller.
  6. The movie ever so slowly builds to a startling finale, one that puts new meaning into passive-aggressive relationships.
  7. 50
    A postcard-pretty psychological drama that's too moody and enigmatic for its own good.
  8. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    A sleek, highly stylized arthouse thriller.
  9. 70
    Penning's film applies too much force behind its hairpin turns, but broad scripting and acting are counterbalanced by crisp photography, shivery sound design, and well-chosen debts.

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