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      Morris From America

      R Released Aug 19, 2016 1 hr. 31 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for Morris from America: Trailer 1 List
      88% 88 Reviews Tomatometer 60% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A 13-year-old rapper (Markees Christmas) focused on hip-hop stardom falls for a rebellious classmate (Lina Keller) after moving from the U.S. to Germany with his widowed father (Craig Robinson). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 09 Buy Now

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      Morris from America adds some novel narrative twists to its father-son story -- and gains added resonance thanks to a powerful performance from Craig Robinson.

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      ira m Very sensitive coming of age story in a different country from where he grew up. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review justin w Glad I stumbled upon this movie one night while scrolling through options on HBO. Funny, Unique and entertaining, I definitely recommend this one. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review prawnda s it's a good movie from the parenting perspective, the problems of adolescence, being different or being bullied. i think there wasn't much of a climax to it, but i love the soundtrack, especially the big pun and busta rhymes references. i think the sexual aspects of the film felt forced both from the parental and the kid's perspective though. i was uncomfortable during any scene that sexualized children, even if it was meant to be just young people attracted to young people. plenty of adults are going to watch this in a creepy way, and i don't really think there was a long term moral or lesson to the story. with a completely revamped ending sequence of 15 minutes or so, this movie could be really great, but it just felt like it kind of ended without a conclusion. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/02/22 Full Review Audience Member I was very surprised to read that the director is European-American because never would I have imagined this movie was written and directed by someone that lived in Europe. First off, Craig Robinson's character is an American who played and teaches soccer in Germany. Germany has some of the best soccer teams in the world. No country in their right mind would ever hire an American to teach soccer, unless it's the women's teams because the American men's teams are that horrid. They could have given his character any of a thousand other jobs, so this right away was unbelievable. Second, the film just veers off in many weird directions which don't make sense and are left unexplained in a non-artsy way. I only kept watching hoping it gets better and it never did. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyed the German perspective. Not many movies with the American line of sight. Too short and not enough context in the plot. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review nefasto r Even if the movie does not offer anything particularly new, and the content is pretty slim, "Morris From America" is an enjoyable coming-of-age with strong performances from the young actors. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      K. Austin Collins The Ringer [Morris] is efficient and likeable, as if by contract. But the premise gives us more to think about than the movie can handle - that would require getting its hands dirty. Aug 10, 2017 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe While "Morris From America" trundles along familiar tracks, Hartigan's eye for detail and individuality yields enough dividends to keep the film moving tartly and congenially along. Rated: 3/4 Sep 8, 2016 Full Review Adam Graham Detroit News "Morris from America" feels thin at times. But at its best, its themes of growing up, culture gaps and the power of music take the specific and make them universal. Rated: B- Sep 2, 2016 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Here’s a film where the parts are better than the whole. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 14, 2023 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine Morris From America is not, in its overall arc or familiar trajectory, surprising, but it is a crowdpleaser that actually pleases because of how specific it is. Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Michael J. Casey Michael J. Cinema An ironic and detached sense of machismo, a tone the movies doesn't quite pull off. Rated: 3/5 Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A 13-year-old rapper (Markees Christmas) focused on hip-hop stardom falls for a rebellious classmate (Lina Keller) after moving from the U.S. to Germany with his widowed father (Craig Robinson).
      Director
      Chad Hartigan
      Executive Producer
      Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub
      Screenwriter
      Chad Hartigan
      Distributor
      A24
      Production Co
      Lichtblick Media
      Rating
      R (Sexual Material|Language Throughout|Brief Nudity|Teen Drug Use and Partying)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 19, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 14, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $88.9K
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