Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 1, 2013
    10
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Sep 30, 2013
    38
    It often seems like an acting workshop: Behave as if you are the parent of a dead child.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Sep 29, 2013
    60
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 26, 2013
    75
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 26, 2013
    60
    Acute emotional honesty and a frustrating narrative coyness coincide in Morning.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 26, 2013
    40
    The movie gets too claustrophobic, while its noble attempt to take on suffering remains laudable.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 25, 2013
    80
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Sep 24, 2013
    75
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Andrew Frisicano
    Sep 24, 2013
    40
    As an exercise in grief, Orser’s drama is affecting, exhausting and something of a shortcut.

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