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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 How to Survive a Plague
Lowest review score: 0 Men Cry Bullets
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's sense of inspiration is realistic. It never implies a future of glamour, only hard-won success.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Harris, Heche make unholy twosome.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A warmly made, slightly offbeat movie about friendly devotion. It also happens to be a western, and every man in it is grizzled or wizened or both.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Brims with forboding, but it pulses with candy colors and the hum of neon signs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Exists as a seldom represented American time capsule, and it's all good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is not “Death of a Salesman’’ or “Save the Tiger’’ (in the case of the latter, thank God). But how refreshing to see a movie about a mother’s struggles that doesn’t culminate in her lying on her back to make ends meet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What's refreshing about the Danish movie is how direct the girls are.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Weirdly enthralling film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Anyone looking for sleek futuristic action and production design should keep walking.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The closer you get to sorting out the truth, the less likely you are to believe it, let alone comprehend it. The latter half of this movie is as outlandish as a Mexican soap opera.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Director Wayne Wang and his screenwriters sometimes ape ''Pretty Woman." But Latifah's obvious forebear is Pearl Bailey, who was just as regal and straight-up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Renders the juicy bits of the artist's life in two hours of pulsing highlights that suggest a man who never really had any emotional or psychic downtime.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Kennedy doesn't take the character any deeper than a caricature of rich, nonblack fans of hip-hop culture. But as a caricature, he's fantastic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The surprise here is how thrillingly bad things get.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Where Never Been Kissed succeeds is in its unabashed refusal to stoop to choosing sides in the high-school hipness war.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Told in a serenely observational fashion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie that feels in all its vividness, specificity, and honesty - and in its amateurish screenwriting, too - like something found from the early- to mid-1990s, when American independent moviemaking encouraged far more conversations about the sexuality of young, brown girls in movies like "Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.'' and "I Like It Like That.''
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Has to be appreciated simply for doing its job, for being the only thriller I've seen recently that made me wonder how my knuckles ended up in my mouth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In American movies, the iconic question usually is, can men and women be friends without the sex part getting in the way? Here it's, can a husband appreciate his wife as a woman? The movie's success in Italy is partly a matter of frustration: Women need their men to grow up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Brown Bunny is certainly about how vain Gallo is. Yet rarely has narcissism produced such a handsome work of cinema.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A film where suspense and exhilaration are incompatible, and a receding plot line is merely the platform for cars to fly through panes of glass.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The rare ecological documentary that doesn’t nag us to run out of the movie theater and change the world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A big, silly party.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If Millennium Mambo is the only chance to see Hou Hsaio-hsien's work at a movie theater, you'd better take it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    We are treated to the riotous, almost David Lynchian moment in which Ferrell runs around a motorway in his undies screaming that he's on fire. He's not. Actually, come to think of it: He is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The ideas are generous and inclusive rather than divisive: Zinn wants history to be seen and to be experienced from every possible perspective.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    You can feel the movie building away from the whiny comedy and toward something more emotionally raw then something sexually weird.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    For an anonymous Saturday afternoon, it's the best lump of coal Hollywood can jam in your stocking.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There must be nine or 10 thwacks to the neck throughout Sleepy Hollow, and Burton finds a different way to make the resulting severed noggin fall as though you'd forgotten the last one.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Loaded with priceless encounters that would seem incongruous in any other movie but play here as low-comedy facts of some parts of black life.

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