General Information

Glossary: M
Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 91 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: Chad Hartigan
Writers: Chad Hartigan
Casts: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Patrick Güldenberg, Levin Henning, Leon Badenhop, Lina Keller, Marie Löschhorn, Josephine Becker, Roger Ditter, Florian Von Stockum, Nora Borchert, Diana Ionescu, Anna Sodan, Anabel Möbius
IMDB: Morris from America (2016) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.2

Reviews

83
The Film Stage - Jordan Raup
A culturally specific story is being told, but the film's familiar structure helps to add a commonality for any viewer.
83
indieWIRE - Eric Kohn
The climax feels a bit under-realized, but never less than genuine. More than anything else, Morris From America excels at conveying the inherent power of companionship in a largely indifferent world.
80
New York Magazine (Vulture) - Bilge Ebiri
This understated, generous film quietly sneaks up on you.
80
Variety - Justin Chang
This coming-of-age dramedy explores how the challenges of being young, black and misunderstood can be compounded in a foreign environment, but goes about it in a grounded, character-driven way that never smacks of manipulation or special pleading.

Morris from America (2016)


Morris is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad, who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's attempts to fit in with German kids. He falls for a girl at a youth club and she encourages him to open up a little and share his rapping.