For 1,500 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Police, Adjective
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A skillfully managed fairy tale about a mouse, a rat, and fairy tales in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's all a treat to behold, and, at least where the turtle and the jellyfish are concerned, it's transcendently beautiful, too. I just wish there was more of it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As a production, Fados is pretty with its reflected surfaces and many projected images. But at times it hurts for the bite and texture of life outside that studio. For all the dolorous singing about and shots of streets, it'd be nice to hit one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    While most of the scenes in Tony Stone’s peculiar Middle Ages art project look like a homemade educational reenactment, the film is actually more involving than it should be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Tokyo Sonata, in so many senses, is about an allergic reaction to the very idea of what it means to be Japanese. The characters misplace their belief in etiquette, politesse, dignity, and propriety - or they struggle to maintain it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Every Little Step, the performers bleed, sweat, cry theater - without having to tell us.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Il Divo is showboat moviemaking, but the opulence is of a piece with the film's damning assessment of the durable Italian elder statesman Giulio Andreotti.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's sense of inspiration is realistic. It never implies a future of glamour, only hard-won success.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A family melodrama with charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The idea is to share with us that this show happened. But gluttons for these artists and for music festivals in general might wonder, as I have, whether there's any way the filmmakers might share more of the remaining 123 1/2 hours.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It’s as slickly enjoyable as anything you’d see on VH1.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Swift, brutal, lurid, often overheated, and occasionally comical, but it’s also a serious, well acted, and unromantic exploration of the rise and demise of a terrorist gang whose radicalism ultimately reached beyond the young men and women who set it in motion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the movie unfolds is how the magazine is inextricable from Wintour’s vision of it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It’s one of the richer movies you’re likely to see about average Arabs in America.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie begins to run out of gas as it racks up a body count, but even the mad-scientist and I-created-a-monster clichés are contorted satisfyingly enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Walking the line between the movie’s broad strokes and its near-perfect pitch is the art itself, which has been designed and constructed by a team of smart designers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There’s a lot of Michael Moore’s ambulatory spirit in this film, which the comedian Jeff Stinson directed. There’s also a lot of the damning comedic commentary that made Rock’s old HBO series so urgent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This engrossing and provocative documentary is also about a tragic kind of liberal guilt.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movies rarely gives us a woman as fascinatingly complex as Lisbeth Salander, and the happiest news about the two sequels is that she’ll be back.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    No one here is prodding you to laugh. It just happens.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is that rare art flick whose subject goes nuts because his work is not self-indulgent ENOUGH.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A relentlessly serious action movie, characterized by, of all things, sorrow.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Short without feeling scant. That's how big its sense of grief is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The story is a mess. But On Guard was directed by the reliable Philippe de Broca, who imbues the whole affair with high-calorie silliness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Like Schumacher, director Gregor Schnitzler is more preoccupied with his characters' looks than their behavior. You might not buy the ideas. But you'll definitely want the T-shirt.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Sensationalism and doom are not on screen here; Jacquot offers a relatively peaceful moment in Sade's life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Suffice it to say that Chris Smith's Home Movie is the most bananas episode of ''Cribs'' ever. The film is Smith's ballad of the wacky homeowner.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is faithful to its absurdities, sometimes hilariously so.