Wesley Morris
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For 1,825 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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Gomorrah
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Burton, who directed the film with animator Mike Johnson, has rarely been in brisker, friskier form.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film has the perverse intelligence of Cronenberg's other movies. It's not his best, but it is certainly his most accessible, least stagy work, obeying the laws of chronology and serving up characters whom we recognize as people.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Anderson is the rare filmmaker who doesn't want to use the actress as an instrument or to exploit her independent-movie cachet. She has freed Moore to be what she hasn't been with many directors: credibly human.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It infuriated me. It broke my heart. It convinced me that Caro, who's from New Zealand, is a strong, clear-voiced filmmaker
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film sends you home moved and in a tuneful mood.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Writers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow remake is more devilish, hitting its targets with the reckless glee required for a round of Whac-A-Mole.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is a modest marvel of grace and framing that unfolds with the patience of a cloud and is driven more by wonder than pure emotion. It doesn't have the exuberance of Francois Truffaut 's "Small Change." Instead, it's that movie's antonym, yet just as wondrous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Washington hasn't been this relaxed in years. When he feels like it he can be the most charismatic star in the movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The arrival of closing credits feels like a trap door. The film is over, and, suddenly, we have to leave these people. The directors make no guarantee for their futures, but the strength of their filmmaking inspires you to hope for the best.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The Poe-like atmosphere in Stolen is such a chilling success that when Mashberg says that Gardner would have cracked this case herself, it's impossible to imagine that she isn't out looking for those paintings right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    All the gears, in fact, are shamelessly visible, yet they lock smoothly and resonantly into place. If Akeelah and the Bee is a generic, well-oiled commercial contraption, it is the first to credibly dramatize the plight of a truly gifted, poor black child.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Another triumph of modesty from a master who deserves real, paying audiences, not just the adoration of besotted film critics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Comes on as both a rebuke to male vanity and a chic metaphor for midlife panic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like its stunt work, the movie is both ridiculously hyperactive and a muscular feat of absolute confidence. I don't expect to have a more adrenalizing time at the movies this summer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Really the film is a deft first-person character study with a war zone for a background.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Enormously enjoyable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Heymann's film was originally a six-part series for Israeli TV. The feature he and his crew have made smoothly truncates those three hours into a rich, discretely damning 85-minute portrait of intolerance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Kurt and Mark's trip to those hot springs is a figurative return to Eden. Anyone who's had a disillusioning reunion with a moony old friend knows what Mark discovers: They're too old to stay that innocent. None of this hit me until after the movie ended. But it hit me hard: You can't go home again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's film is a fascinating look at the intersection of commerce, celebrity, and controversy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Volver brims with personal and cinematic allusions, but no one hungry for a well-told tale from a master storyteller is required to understand them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A shrewdly acted, bittersweet comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A movingly acted, terrifically old-fashioned World War II picture rethought as a post-colonial rebuke.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    "Grin Without a Cat" brilliantly used montage and a wide intellectual scope to speculate about the history of war and revolution. "Grinning Cat" is a more modest achievement, but the director's wisdom remains robust.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A parody of and winking homage to the history of Thai melodrama, Wisit Sasanatieng's uproarious filmmaking debut exuberantly combines pop and kitsch with a wholesome belief in the thrills of bad art.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Mafioso is the missing link in the mob movie arc.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie is a block of paper that, when Tsai's finished with it, becomes a chain of snowflakes. Loneliness doesn't often get such a gorgeously ornate tribute.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Bug
    Engrossingly manic version of Tracy Letts's great stage play.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    All the voice work here is excellent, especially Oswalt's. He sounds like Paul Giamatti but with a greater capacity for confidence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If their movie doesn't float your boat as a work of science-fiction, action, philosophy, heliocentrism, or staggering visual spectacle (although, it really should), then it certainly succeeds as a parable for cinematic ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Brilliantly, the movie becomes a double coming-of-age story. The parents' political awakening parallels their daughter's.