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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Taboo
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1825 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie seems terrified of true psychological complexity or perversity. It's less a family tragedy than a lousy country dirge.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There's the world-alteringly scary possibility that (Leder) might be trying to kill us with a star-studded "After School Special."
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    I wish I could say there is something pleasurable in watching John Goodman reminisce about the good old days while impaled on a steering wheel in the Volvo he's crashed on a California freeway, but I can't find what it is.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    "Wolverine" feels enslaved to its many masters - Marvel Comics, Hollywood, and the young men who devour their products - never sidestepping the déjà vu it inspires.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It’s not a good sign when the first few minutes of a movie about singing, dancing, rapping, video-camera-wielding teenagers reminds you of a certain grimy horror franchise.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Bland though it is, "Havana Nights" could be the start of a globe-bettering franchise -- and across history, too: "Dirty Dancing: Monticello Mornings"; "Dirty Dancing: Gaza Strip Afternoons."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You put up the cash, the movie clunks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Once a hurricane blows Gere and Lane into each other's arms, all the director's tasteful style and good sense turn into mush. Given the material, I suppose it has to.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In the end, it's hard to see a real reason for the movie's existence. We already have Muppets.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This sequel, with the return of the first movie's insatiably slutty Los Angeles collegians, is as vulgar as its predecessor and just as almost-smart.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    As the eviscerations ensue, the truth becomes undeniable: This is easily the most gruesome, most pointless, episode of "Scooby Doo" ever.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The mess that's been made with all this money is maddening. This isn't economical moviemaking. It's a deluxe trailer for "Eragon 2."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Rossellini doesn't do much more than show up and be a hundred kinds of ravishing. Yet there's a movie in her ageless face and that untamed bouffant.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A tall glass of hogwash that's terrified to declare itself the racial-healing melodrama it is.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Shadyac doesn't film how his change inspires more change, or showing him, say, starting a school for destitute orphans. All we see him give is this movie. It's not much of a contribution.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Little Nicky is but a meek gross-out cousin of "The Waterboy."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Words aspires to depths greater than the sex we never see these two have. There's nothing for the eye to do while the ear fills with the banalities of two streams of narration, one by Dennis Quaid, the other by Jeremy Irons, all of it built around a lie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The best and worst of old school -- retro but stale. Frankenheimer, along with Ben Affleck, donates what cool there is.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The film is nothing to be ashamed of (especially if you're Kingsley). But it's as if everybody involved knows what the deal is.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Attempts none of the witty, provocative visual and metaphysical set pieces from any of the ''Nightmare'' movies. And it offers none of the real fright of the early ''Friday the 13th'' films. In fact, the movie is deeply, proudly unimaginative.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Mosteller might be the movie's real discovery. He twists his lisp and slurry speech around the dialogue in a way that exudes far less attitude than the kids.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A slow and silly action-comedy romantic-thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Only in the last 30 minutes does Evan Almighty put his gifts to decent use. Epically hairy and biblically robed, Carell suggests at that point what a bolder, more psychologically serious treatment of religious conviction would have been like.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Waist Deep is a cynical excuse for the writer and director (and talented actor) Vondie Curtis-Hall to sock some money away for the kids' college tuition. It's as if he watched "Get Rich or Die Tryin' " and thought, "It needs more palm trees."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Miracle at St. Anna is not work of outrage or joy. It's something distressingly new for the filmmaker: a work of obligation. It feels like a movie Lee made in order to say he did it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is so dependant on its source material that it fails to put Carter, Thompson, Penn, and Christy to better use.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Silly little thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Neither hot nor square, it's as simple and earnest as any after-school special and as cameo-laden as any rap video.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Eckhart, who gets more rugged by the picture, certainly works hard to bring the audience along. But he's a nervous wreck for nothing. This movie isn't talking to us, it's talking to other serial killer movies.

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