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 Vincere
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1831 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    For a little while, comedy ensues.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Watching what Howard has done with the book - covering up the lewdness, blunting the snobbery, and spackling the amazing plot holes - is dismaying. This adaptation has the stink of superiority about it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Every minute of the film is trash, and director Carl Franklin seems to know it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    One wishes Incantato was made of something other than musty air. Avati provides no real emotional counterweight for all the whimsy and nonsense, and the movie carries neither the force of morality nor the titillation of trashiness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Everyone in this overstaffed showbiz sampler has been better somewhere else. An assortment of talented comedians, character actors, professional athletes, sports commentators, one rapper, and two former sitcom stars sit in this movie like too much food on a buffet cart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    About a magical toy shop, but it has some of the sadder moments I've seen in a movie all year.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Miley may vacillate, but for now her indentured servitude to Disney continues. The image that comes to mind is Princess Leia chained to Jabba the Hutt, but that's probably just me.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Very little of it is as persuasive or enveloping as its beloved English counterpart. But it works very hard to distract 11-year-olds from thinking about the November arrival of “The Deathly Hallows.’’
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    What should have been 90 zippy minutes of jingling, giggling, winking fakery adds up to only about 20 minutes of fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Well-meant though it may be, the movie has an advertorial gloss.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The film has a persuasive murkiness and one extended mythopoetic final sequence that's almost moving in its silence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The mix of mawkishness and polemic is naive. Children, though, will probably leave with a lot of good questions. A better movie would leave them with more.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It does not feel good to report that a movie with Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise makes the eyelids droop. But that's what Lions for Lambs does.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Not particularly good -- meaning navigable, remotely entertaining, pleasing to the eye -- it does, rather nobly, want to hip its audience to gender fluidity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Silly to the last drop of rationed water.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Emmerich does know his way around an action scene -- there's an exciting sequence in which Sam and his buddies run from wolves while looking for meds inside the huge ship that pulls up alongside the library. But he's a master of disaster with no people skills. The characters in The Day After Tomorrow are fantastically stupid.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Uses lots of stock footage and takes looks back at America's big transitional period as though the era came in a can.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It has the wild, rancid atmosphere of a garbage bag that a raccoon has ripped open.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Perrier’s Bounty is all stock material, full of characters that deserve more than the cliched shootouts and showdowns that befall them. Even the movie’s most natural impulses seem to come from a can.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Once it’s clear the movie won’t be deviating at all from its formula, Frank’s journey gets tedious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is so desperate to be palatable, to appeal to everybody that it doesn't taste like anything.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie's banal fantasies badly chafe any anthropological consideration of what a girl should do with her career. This isn't life. It's Lifetime.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Needs a gritty intervention.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Had Spacey made Beyond the Sea 10 or 15 years ago, it might have been close to transporting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A flavorless family-friendly action-adventure that doubles as memory exploitation. It has nothing to do with either the Mickey Mouse broom sequence of the same name from 1940's "Fantasia'' or the 213-year-old Goethe poem that inspired it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Blame the unsexy subject matter if you want, but blame the uninspired casting first.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is only sporadically interesting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An arcade game disguised as a love story, nearly comatose with cute.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    By 2009, the franchise has nothing new to offer. The culture, through video games and reality television, has caught up to the series and surpassed it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Saw
    As long as Saw stays in that big, nasty bathroom, all we need to believe is the knot in our stomachs.

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