Wesley Morris

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For 1,831 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Amores Perros
Lowest review score: 0 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
1831 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    According to several sojourners who speak in the film, Amma is the embodiment of love. And according to her website, it's her religion, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It feels like a trumped up trifle, disinterested in narrative exercises, using instead technique (cinematography, editing and, omigod, a soundtrack!) to swing moods and heighten reality, then send it crashing to earth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Rendition is a reminder that, in the wrong hands, political outrage can be a slog.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The real problem with this movie isn't its trashy side - the "Death Wish" stuff is actually suspenseful. It's the creepy note of causal judgment that hangs over it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie partners all the cliches of the inner-city school drama with the cliches of the dance instructional, and the two keep stomping on each other's toes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In attempting to show us a love blind to class, culture, and color, she's (Chadha) also made it bland.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Not horrifying enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The camerawork is steady, the editing patient, the choreography playful. It's a zippy and inspired piece of moviemaking. But there's one problem. It's playing under the closing credits.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Like a Bond picture with no spies or villains or car chases or gadgets or explosions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Eddie Murphy in another mediocre family comedy? Imagine that.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Doesn't entirely work.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Treatment fails to do anything interesting with Jake.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Brüno is what "Borat’" was too well-done to be: a publicity stunt about publicity stunts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Formally, the effect is like watching really cinematic confetti.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The platitudes in this gratuitously sentimental movie are taken a lot more seriously than the people.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie has to twist your arm to get you to feel for these people. But you wouldn’t be wrong to think it’s been broken.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's a parade float atop which Streep can pose and impose. Sometimes her showmanship amounts to shamelessness. She wants us to watch her sack another part.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Disappointing for a number of reasons. For one thing, it's silly. For another, it's not always silly enough to be diverting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    As it escalates to a nasty conclusion, Alpha Dog doesn't have the moral or emotional weight of tragedy. These aren't the psychologically exploded youths of "Rebel Without a Cause," or even "The Outsiders." They're characters in a long, violent, unbleeped episode of MTV's "Cribs."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Crime-by numbers-cop drama.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Dawn Treader, like its predecessors, has no real struggle or drama. We're dealing with kids for whom everything comes too easily for us to care.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A cheery version of a darker, grislier movie, one in which people like Daniel beat up people like Charlie, girls like Vicky end up in far more compromising positions, and women like Celia turn to Scotch and prescription drugs to cope with their pain.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's pedestrian.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a flavorless adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's 73-year-old children's book.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This movie has no teeth. It does not want to say anything, other than the unprintable word for penis, over and over.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Peregrym is like a secondhand Hilary Swank. She has a looser presence and might be a better actor, but since we already have Swank, finding out is not a priority.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The point of all this solemnity may be to pay serious respect to those rescue swimmers, who courageously look after errant kayakers or victims of Hurricane Katrina. But what we get in exchange is a movie that feels too much like a Coast Guard recruitment film. Who wants to pay to see that?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie tries to do for forearms what the loosely similar science-fiction romance "The Adjustment Bureau'' attempted for men's hats: make them chic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    If I wanted a Nora Ephron cuddle-ganza, I'd rent one.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A lark, with pretensions to be more.

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