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Morris from America

HD   R Closed Captioning

Chad Hartigan

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About the Movie

Craig Robinson stars as the father of 13-year-old Morris; though they have just relocated to Germany, Morris won’t let anything stop his pursuit of hip-hop stardom and the girl of his dreams in this hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 78
  • Fresh: 68
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a pop confection with a rough, honest texture, real but not raw and suffused with an infectious sweetness that lingers after the final shot. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Aug 18, 2016

Fresh: Morris From America isn't a coming-of-age comedy of the kind that John Hughes once specialized in. It wears its heart much too openly on its sleeve for that. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Aug 18, 2016

Fresh: Curtis understands his son's need to test boundaries as much as his own responsibility to protect him. Robinson makes this single dad's loneliness plain. Morris isn't the only one on the cusp. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Aug 18, 2016

Fresh: What's remarkable about the film is that it sets up what could have been a bunch of pat, dumb culture-clash jokes about a black New York kid in Europe, yet never takes the easy way out. Instead, it explores and resolutely preserves its hero's humanity. – Andrew Lapin, NPR, Aug 18, 2016

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Customer Reviews


How many RT reviews rejoiced in a 'coming of age' hit? My wife and I thought we'd enjoy a feel good, wrong. Fast forwarded most of this garbage. Started OK, but then depressing tale of young boy without a stable home delving into drugs and longing for purpose - instead of finding it, he aimlessly follows the indulging of another child (young girl) lacking a normal home who is viewed as super cool, but in real life I'm sure is strung out on drugs with a few kids along the way. If this is coming of age, we have lost our way.


I wasn't really "feeling it." So, I turned it off after about 40 minutes.


Was looking forward to this one. But the trailer is completely different to the film. I don't know how Germany would have funded this film seeing it just deals in stereotypes

Morris from America
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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