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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Even at the movie's most ridiculous (and Mongol is not without its ridiculous moments), this is a picture you laugh with more than laugh at.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It makes a sane, civil, humanist case for marriage for all.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A meticulously assembled dramatization of a grossly controversial moment in TV history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Bridesmaids openly, comfortably turns the stress of being girlfriends into comedy. It's really about the single friend backing away from the edge of temporary insanity. This isn't the greatest such movie. That would be Nicole Holofcener's "Walking and Talking" (1996), with Catherine Keener and Anne Heche.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is the first movie to make me equate coming home from prison with coming home from war.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Despite its contradictions, the film stayed with me after I left the theater. It's frivolous. But it's also powerfully surreal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Daybreakers has unexpected flashes of brilliance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's the videotaped equivalent of a primary research data dump. But to quote Bette Davis by way of Edward Albee: What a dump.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Eastwood risks embarrassment flirting with material this naked in its mawkishness, then jumps right in. He seems to want the world to know: Inside the 72-year-old body of this icon of virility beats the heart of a Mexican woman.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Short without feeling scant. That's how big its sense of grief is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A family melodrama with charm.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Nothing has brought me more cheap pleasure at a movie this year than the sight of shampoo and conditioner bottles falling off a rocking wall while comedian Alec Mapa, as a fellow stylist, tries to keep a straight face. He does a much better job than I did.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Hamlet finds in Hawke's greatish performance a Great Dane for this, or any other, modern moment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    You don't need to be a "comic-book person" to find the set pieces exhilarating. But if you are such a person, or a fan of the movies that comic books turn into, The Avengers feels like the moment you've been waiting for.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    An impressively competent "how will male teen star get with female teen star at high school dance?" romance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Flight is a so-so movie with Denzel Washington as a commercial-airline pilot who crash-lands a plane while drunk, high, hung over, and horny. It doesn't do much that you couldn't anticipate just by seeing the trailer - the trailer is more exciting than the movie itself.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The performances by Plotnick, Leupp, and Roberson comprise a jarring special effect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the movie unfolds is how the magazine is inextricable from Wintour’s vision of it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    By its hilarious, grotesquely over-the-top climax, Holy Smoke is ideologically, metaphorically out of control, as if it has risen from the '70s ashes.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In 80 minutes, the film accumulates a staggering gravity.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A fine afternoon at the megaplex. And it will make a welcome addition your home library when it's released on video.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    McTiernan's film mines what substance it has from its two stars, but is admittedly about keeping up its own appearances.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Quite easily Live-in Maid could have descended into a kind of Joan Crawford-Bette Davis gorgon salute. But everyone here seems way too smart for that, though apparently the movie is being prepped for an English-language version. So beware.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie unfolds like something out of E.M. Forster, but Assayas isn't all that interested in family dynamics. Instead, he's made a chronicle of how the children will handle the sale of the house and its treasures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    These people may be really, really dangerous, but they're also really, really polite.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is much too buoyant a movie for tragedy. But Koreeda's achievement is that he gives us children who might weigh more, emotionally, than their parents, yet they're still these little creatures learning how to wield and bear that weight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Argento set a standard a lot of moviemakers are desperate to surpass. It's not simply that he's crazy about gore and supernatural hokum. It's that he understands that storytelling is both an art and a craft. His filmmaking carries you along on the illusion of effortlessness; amusement, suspense, a certain elegance follow.

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