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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A patient, suspenseful exercise in genre craftsmanship
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    No one here is prodding you to laugh. It just happens.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film would be just as powerful, if less likely to saturate suburban megaplexes and flatter its patrons, were its saviors -- I don't know - French.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What's special about the movie is how totally it believes in itself as a musical. The tunes, co-written by Sandler and a bunch of his pals, take on rock opera and traditional Jewish folk music with boyish exuberance.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Armed with a dinner theater accent and hair that looks like an LP melted on his head, Turturro pockets the picture. As a demonstration of his newly accessed maturity and benevolence, Sandler helps him do it.
    • Boston Globe
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Medea works on von Trier's own imagistic terms. There are shots and sequences in this movie that feel unique.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The cast helps enliven what could otherwise come off as a treatise. All four actors played these roles during the play's off-Broadway run.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is that rare art flick whose subject goes nuts because his work is not self-indulgent ENOUGH.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is profane. But who knew police brutality could play as a laughing matter?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Corny. But it's corny in a way that a Hollywood movie about a boy who just wants to go home ought to be corny. Plus when it's done with this much care, corny works for me.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film spends its first half explaining the song -- famously and vividly about the cycle of Southern lynching. Its better second half-hour unmasks its composer as a compassionate Jewish guy from the Bronx.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Even if some of the references are inscrutable, a lot of 8 Women is a riot. Here and there Ozon finds the key to a level of farce that would have amused Bunuel himself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A relentlessly serious action movie, characterized by, of all things, sorrow.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A bonanza of pop uplift. It wraps the up-from-nothing drama of ''Flashdance'' in the sassy, interracial pep rallying of ''Bring It On'' and the military romance of ''An Officer and a Gentleman.''
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A hip-hop cousin of Prince's ''Purple Rain,'' which had braver fashion sense and better original songs.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Grind lacks in cinematic skill, it makes up for in heart, which is what most dudes-in-arms flicks are missing. Given the option of spending eternity with these gentlemen or the boys of ''American Pie,'' I'd choose the lads of Grind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Loach makes a working metaphor of the old ant-and-grasshopper story, but the film's images are what echo the loudest.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If there's true magic to be found in the proceedings, it's in Garai's dexterous performance.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Wattstax is a disorienting and ironic moviegoing experience. It's a film about the curative powers of rhythm-and-blues music that sets out to frustrate your sense of rhythm in its insistence on the blues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Norton is unapologetic and unflappable in his part. Slimy and vaguely nerdy, he's become the thinking man's thug, even if this character's Armani-wear is better tailored than his psychology.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Only loosely concerned with behind-the-scenes gossip and is squarely focused on the nature of Fellini's insatiability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a quiet little gag homage both to Boris Karloff and to the set up of shelf-loads of pulp novels and films noir. And Peltola, with his flat, serious face and damp, oil-black hair, happens to look, at times, like Richard Widmark and Kirk Douglas.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The first half of Moonlight Mile feels like the runaway trailer for a movie that can't wait to jerk your tears. But to quote Joe in a moment of epiphany, there's a ''truth enema'' out there, and, boy, it really brings this movie around.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's also a message movie, about as weighty as Lara Flynn Boyle and twice as absurd. But I'd like to report that I had an excellent time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Delivers chunks of ''Yellow Submarine'' and ''The Phantom Tollbooth'' -- a vividly timeless oddity suitable for many children and most stoners.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In a summer in which every blockbuster is zealous to be a video game, Rodriguez, with a wink, has produced his own.