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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Part Marxist social drama and part Michael Moore corporation-needling, with fed-up residents trying to outsmart the big, bad naive company to keep their lights on for free.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's narrative can be taxingly ornate, but there's something beautiful about its metaphorical conflation of politics and glamour, the real and the fictional.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie star Julie Christie turned 62 last month, and anyone under the impression that she merely floated through her prime heedless of the age in which she worked should catch her in A Decade Under the Influence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As ambitious as this may be, however, the movie's objectives tax its energy even as the girls' plight tears at your heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Wonderfully deranged.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At heart, Sylvia is constructed as a psychological suspense film framed around the ambiguities of Hughes's infidelity and Plath's resulting paranoia. So at its strangest, the movie is a potboiler.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Gathers a sort of darkness as it comes to its oblique conclusion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At some point we're flashed a junkyard billboard telling us that Collinwood is the ''Beirut of Cleveland'' - yes, but here, it's by way of Looney Tunes.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Very much a genre picture, relying on notions of suspense, surprise, and comeuppance. Indeed, at the center of this movie is a question of whether what we're seeing is really to be believed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Only loosely concerned with behind-the-scenes gossip and is squarely focused on the nature of Fellini's insatiability.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This third installment is the loudest, dopiest, and least inventive of the three. But what the movie...lacks in intelligence it makes up for in sheer doom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is touchingly firm about leveling with children, drawing a careful, crucial line between fantasy and reality, without patronizing or haranguing them.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The real core of The Core is the beautiful friendship between a highly emotive Eckhart and the sacrificial Karyo. Their bond is the best thing to happen to Franco-American relations since SpaghettiOs.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This present-day Paris of Le Divorce is smartly shot and costumed, and the whole affair is breezy and uncharacteristically insouciant, given the reserved nature of the folks responsible for it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    For an anonymous Saturday afternoon, it's the best lump of coal Hollywood can jam in your stocking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Aileen is Broomfield working compassionately. Perhaps it's only because he knows he can't save Wuornos that he can offer her as she might have been: part wounded animal, part self-destructive martyr, and all tragedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Witherspoon is a professional, demanding we give ourselves over to her carbonated pluck.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If there's true magic to be found in the proceedings, it's in Garai's dexterous performance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Busch combines French absurdist theater and American performance art with a drag queen's flamboyant wit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the movie lacks in ambition, originality, and grit, it makes up for in pure feeling.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus spent three years shooting two teenagers living in a Maryland juvenile detention center. The completed film is called Girlhood and it feels as much a work in progress as its two troubled subjects do.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Shattered Glass, with its dumb title, is smart about good vs. evil. Incidentally, the good is Lane, who now works at The Washington Post and was a consultant on this picture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is like an extra-strength episode of MTV's ''Diary,'' which is like ''A&E Biography'' in the first person. Only ''Resurrection'' has a subject who's been dead for six years.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This intimate, warmly made family portrait always feels true. The performances are particularly good.
    • 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.