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 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
1825 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    All the movie's good style goes to waste on a not terribly compelling conceit and loosely sketched characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    These are truly tedious stakes for an action movie. The franchise isn't worried about world safety. It's fretting over whether to start wearing Depends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Full of action, but no soul.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Watching the uncertain and disappointing new apartheid documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony'' is like going to the lecture of an impassioned but really disorganized professor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Harmless enough, but "indie comedy" sounds like something better seen at Urban Outfitters than at a movie theater.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's scant to the point of irrelevance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    As films about the young and the horny go, I preferred the smarter approach director Jeffrey Blitz takes in "Rocket Science."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The characters are intended to be slightly stupid, but the writing isn’t necessarily smarter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You want the movie to stir your soul, push your intellect, or at the very least, break your heart. But it's such a repetitive and thinly constructed piece of filmmaking that the scope and complexity of Sampedro's case are turned to porridge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Others is great as a collection of acknowledgments, but a ghost story made of a bunch of ghoulish thank-yous isn't that haunting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Last King of Scotland joins the ranks of nightmarish innocents-abroad movies, from "Midnight Express" to "Hostel," where the disillusioned hero fights to return to civility.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    What remains is Washington's volcanic and contemplative work at the core of a film packed to the rafters with raging bull.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    As ponderous and overwrought as a film hogged by a couple of young hipsters named Roméo and Juliette can be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A lot of the problem is that the picture's protagonist is both naive and foul.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Unfortunately, there's never a moment where you can't see Anderson and his co-writer, Will Conroy, yanking on the strings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There's a misery in Fassbender that's spellbinding. I rolled my eyes for most of Shame. But never at him. That face tells the story of addiction: the joylessness of sex.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    If there's nothing here for romantics, there's even less for gourmands. Nettelbeck fails to produce a good food metaphor, let alone an impressive, palate-aching preparation montage
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Looks and feels like someone else's better-made schlock.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Written in wisps and watery double-entendres by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller, and the movie is so benign that its proceedings are beside the point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Moreover, what the film lacks in temporal credibility, it amply makes up for in sheer rawness -- the rawness being literal.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Fellowes is so desperate for us to like these people that, despite how guilty everyone seems, there's scarcely any pleasure in the film for us.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Sadly, this is the sort of movie in which the white Europeans do all the talking and worrying with each other. The Africans, for the most part, are either terrified, cowering, wincing masses or corpses strewn in the dirt.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An earnest, alarmist new docu-plea for nuclear disarmament, concludes with an orgy of such destruction. Mushroom clouds. Infernal white light. Obliterating energy blasts. It's all here, and mostly beyond the pale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    While Prisoners of Paradise gives us but an impression of Gerron's state of mind, the film does a powerful job of showing us how deflated, small, and desperate this boisterous man had become.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie's afraid of [Stiles], turning Kat from riot grrrrl to Solid Gold dancer in the time it takes to drop one Notorious B.I.G. song at that house party - which is why it's the Spam of processed teen movies.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Long on mood and moodiness, but at a loss as how to break any interesting human ground.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Joshua is the sort of movie in which nobody does what you would do: like spank or demand an extra-strength time out.

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