Wesley Morris

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For 1,827 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Vincere
Lowest review score: 0 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
1827 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's a heart-warmer, a well-meaning movie that sets out to wring a modern message (and preferably some tears) from a famous but largely forgotten moment in history.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The laughless outtakes for ''Armed and Fabulous" helpfully remind us that it could have been worse.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There is no central drama, no surprise, no tension in his comedy. The ads for Along Came Polly make it look so upbeat and simple that you're convinced it must be hiding something, like death or a disease. But the truth is there in the advertising: nothing happens.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    So much of Virgin is bunk masquerading as sexual politics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie doesn't hang together as a thriller, and the characters don't hang together as interesting people.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You get the sense that the cheap thrill of cheating is like putting a Band-Aid on a broken bone. The movie feels just as inadequate emotionally and psychologically. There's a lot of outward behavior but no inner life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Determined to try your patience, asking you to fall in love with it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    If Crossing Over is less self-congratulatory than "Crash" about confronting its designated problem, it's just as inept at dramatizing the complex ways that problem unites and divides us. Here every cause is something you can wear around your neck.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    More altruistic would be if Williams stopped torturing us with weepy endearments so he could look for that complex clown who used to mug just for laughs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Takes a dedicated and true snapshot of African-American life. But so little of its presentation is memorable. This is a haircut movie that redefines ''fade.''
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    American Violet feels less like life and unreasonably more like the movies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The characters are intended to be slightly stupid, but the writing isn’t necessarily smarter.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Birbiglia, who's from Shrewsbury, has done some wonderful things with awkwardness. I'm sad to report that Sleepwalk With Me isn't one of them.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The F&F series is the 21st century's beach movie, one for some beachless future world where the kids are crowning 25 and seem capable of living off of hair gel and exhaust fumes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Oh my God, evil. What's with you? Ever since "The Exorcist," it's been the same song-and-crab-dance: Demons don't kill, divorce does.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An arthritic failure, genuine only when the two outcast lovers' eyes dart toward each other, then retreat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's taken Dreamgirls 25 years and several false starts to get to the screen, so it's a shame to see what a rush job it feels like.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie about excess. It's excessively long (at least it feels that way), the slo-mo is used in excess (so are the swords), and our heroine, Yuki (Yumiko Shaku), when she does emote, is excessively weepy for a coldblooded assassin.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There is, however, Viola Davis, who might win an Oscar tomorrow for her one scene in "Doubt." Her part here - a minister combing the street for crack-whores to rescue - is about three times as large.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An inconsequential high-school-reunion comedy that gets better when it stops trying to make you laugh.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    If most boxing movies are about redemption, Resurrecting the Champ is a boxing movie that goes to exasperating lengths to redeem its boxing writer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    For all the blathering, heavy-handed pathos, we might as well be watching the Lifetime cable channel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is weak on attempts at survivalist philosophy (anyone bit by a zombie is likely to become one). Even the religious overtones feel tinny and unpronounced.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Walking Tall, which is credited to four different writers, is wanting for a reason to be.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In Sandler's movies, men don't cry; they urinate. So the scene in which the stars empty their bladders and change the color of a swimming pool's water might be the weepiest of the year.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is territory previously covered in the French film "Ma Vie en Rose," which took a relatively more sophisticated view of both a child's self-expression and adults' discomfort over it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    As much as the director andco-writer, Paolo Virzi, might try, he can't bring any of these people into focus. The movie is shapeless, too.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Come for the surfing. Stay for the sainthood.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A sequel that makes it clear that the outrageous antics of the first movie had a one-time-only charm.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Not entirely persuasive, not entirely schmaltzy, "The Tic Code" is one of those well-meant dramatizations... that mysteriously made it all the way to a theater near you.

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