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 La Dolce Vita (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is seriously sexy and seriously entertaining.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie has a great time playing with ideas of scope and perspective, shifting between microscopic and macroscopic.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its core, Quinceañera, a modest but remarkably poignant comedy, is the story of a neighborhood.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Cannon actually is funny -- not to mention funny-looking. Plastic surgery has left her physically absurd, like a vaguely glamorous R. Crumb cartoon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a grand outdoor spectacle (the only real interiors are within tents, and those are hard to come by) and a perfectly juicy melodrama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The filmmaker doesn't exactly let anyone off the hook.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Protector is about 84 minutes long, and only four of those minutes are devoted to plot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's inevitabilities (the humiliating loss, the ebb and flow of camaraderie, the triumphant finale) have deep resonance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is extreme comedy, and it's amazing how director Jeff Tremaine, who along with Spike Jonze has been affiliated with this troupe from its outset, creates an environment where self-inflicted torture is uncontrollably funny without being morally offensive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This pop-up book of a film is an ideal arrangement between director and star.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Little Children understands so well, and so poignantly, is a kind of parental existentialism that hits 30- somethings with kids: How does having children make you such a less interesting adult?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The filmmaker invites us to reconsider the author as someone warmer and less intimidating than his body of work. On that count, Wrestling With Angels succeeds.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Distinguishes itself from the recent glut of mediocre political documentaries by opting for nonpartisanship.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As art, the movie is neither shallow nor profound, just inconsequential. Yet Coppola is too clever a filmmaker to dismiss the movie out of hand. If her film is mostly surface then she skims with style.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The best parts of Flicka are its pinch-me optimism and its old-fashioned-movie flourishes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A lovely , old-fashioned farm romance quietly doubling as a comment on immigration and American identity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If Plympton is making pastiche, he's also having a laugh at a universal experience that for a lot of people was probably pretty crummy. Apparently, it was a little crummier for him.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The musician is candid about his own demons and gives the filmmakers access to his wife, two very different daughters, and, for a nicely done montage, his family photographs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Despite the appearance of numerous free-speaking conservatives, the movie's partisanship leans nakedly to the left.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Told in a serenely observational fashion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As amusing as it is, the comedy here consists mostly of predictable potshots.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    You aren't likely to see a more ludicrous movie for the rest of the year. But rarely has such ludicrousness been used to pay tribute to a town in need of love. Déjà Vu is generic enough to have been filmed anywhere. But it happens to be set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The actor's (McConaughey) lovable exuberance is exactly what this heartsick movie needs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This low-rent, nonsense cop business filled me with a nostalgic twinge. I didn't know I wanted the "Police Academy" series resurrected with a lot more hilarity, but I'm glad somebody did it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zodiac is a kind of corrective remake of "Se7en," a renunciation of that earlier movie's psychotic nihilism. That rejection extends to a neat sight gag. Fincher gives us a shot of a cardboard cutout for "Dirty Harry" that mocks the personal abyss that catching Zodiac becomes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The historical scope of this story, as well as Loach's interest in absolute fairness, seems to have drained some of the life from its telling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is quick, painless, and more than a little brave: not since John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and the aerobicizers in "Perfect" has so much Lycra been so abused for our pleasure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The only thing missing from The Hoax might be a couple of songs. It's that breezy and fleet a movie.