Wesley Morris

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For 1,826 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 A Moment of Innocence
Lowest review score: 0 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
1826 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This native send-off is robotic enough to leave you eager to see what an artist might do with a reboot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Technique is all you have to admire. There's nothing underneath the formal exercise. The film's coyness about what's happening is cheap.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is so chilly and fundamentally empty at its core that we're more or less on the outside looking in.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Whether this movie works for you largely depends on whether you're willing to work for it. To which I say: Bring your gym clothes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There's too much narration and too many drug-movie cliches.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie attempts to both explain everything away and pat itself (and Norway) on the back once we see Noa watching President Obama deliver his Nobel Prize speech.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The most provocative thing about The Beaver is the adult-movie title. The film itself is alternately fascinating and dull, though mostly the latter.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    If only Miller's writing had some human zest. Nearly everybody here is crunchy, salt-of-the-earth organic, and off in a dreamland.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Actually, everything in Bowdon’s rant about America’s woeful public school system is important, including Bowdon.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie whose cynicism in the name of idealism might have appealed to Billy Wilder.
    • 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.
    • 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.''
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Wimbledon is refried "Notting Hill" with a Teen People glaze. The latter movie also gave us an American star cheering up some tired British guy. Wimbledon is blander and far less worth rooting for.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's all been called Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, just like Paul Torday's 2007 novel, and, except for some despicable behavior in the later going, it couldn't be more harmless.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    After a sensuous introductory act, The Reader descends into a series of dismaying contradictions regarding the moral toxins of the Holocaust - which still pollute postwar Germany.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In James Marsh's The King, the usually wonderful Gael Garcia Bernal is all wrong for the role of Elvis Valderez.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Brown Sugar fails to produce an image of hip-hoppery as fascinating and complex as the moment when Halle Berry set her tongue wagging during a ghetto-fabulous grind with Warren Beatty in ''Bulworth.''
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Doing nothing special, Freeman manages to make the picture seem wiser, funnier, and more eloquent than it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You're left with an inert, politically neutral movie, a satire that can't bring itself to properly satirize anything.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The trouble with Quantum of Solace is that the frills are a mess, too. Even the customary opening title sequence, with its writhing silhouettes and screechy theme song by Jack White and Alicia Keys, is a cheesy throwback to the Roger Moore era: Ladies and gentlemen, the Quantum of Solace dancers!
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This movie is especially egregious since it bundles the civil rights era, garden-variety bigotry, and the achievements of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    These movies are more about the experience of hearing girls and women who should know better holler at the screen. They could just as well be at a concert.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a corny tale, told with both generous helpings of deli-sliced cheese and a brief stretch of chilling tumultuousness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An unremarkable comedy-drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A limp excuse for a coming-of-age flick, more interested in sexploits than sex, more adept at gross-out than girls.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There are moments when Hill and Giler dare to turn Undisputed into an episode of ''Oz'' - albeit an insipid, belligerence-, and sex-free episode.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie you could watch in your sleep.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Osmosis is really an occasion for the brothers to take their culture- debasing scatology to a PG crowd.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The unworthy new Hollywood remake of Japan's horror phenomenon, ''Ring,'' has packed on a definite article and a whole lot of hooey.

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