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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey don't simply star in this movie; they tag-team it out of the Freddie Prinze Jr. --Julia Stiles puppy-love ghetto.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A tidy soap opera. But it's a discreet, warmly made one, too. In a show of restraint, the intrigue never rises above mildly juicy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The mother-child dynamic here is the fraught stuff of any worthy melodrama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Engrossing, smartly made documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If Millennium Mambo is the only chance to see Hou Hsaio-hsien's work at a movie theater, you'd better take it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There is no plot in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's exceedingly mellow situation comedy, and that's preferred, frankly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Bay's movie is also a confident mega-production that feels it doesn't need to lean on its visual frills if it has Smith and Lawrence -- it's a natural-born buddy flick.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Mercifully, The Station Agent is not about how these misfits heal one another -- they're not that miserable, for one thing. It's about the unlikely ways proximity, need, and coincidence create friendships.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Angry and tragic, Carandiru is finally, in its own way, uplifting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A jokey, junky potboiler.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This movie could have been a nagging, preachy headache had either man exhibited a tendency for self-righteousness. But both are friendly, almost humble about their mischief.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It takes almost an hour for The Legend of Leigh Bowery to make a case for Bowery's sort of genius, and in the last third, the movie gives a real sense of what made him him.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Sayles seems to be trying, single-handedly, to correct centuries of First World self-centeredness in Third World contexts.
    • 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.''
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Part of what hooks you to this movie is how Leth outsmarts his taskmaster, and how the two men have divergent, almost incompatible aesthetic ideals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It makes a sane, civil, humanist case for marriage for all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Just as exciting and socially vivid as Bielinsky's. Yet, somehow it's more stressful. The American characters practically sweat desperation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is often at odds with itself as a sincere work of romantic comedy, as Wilder's sometimes were, too. Nonetheless, it's determined to keep Clooney's considerable comedic skills front and center. He's never been looser, sexier, or more antic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The reliable Mike Newell directs Mona Lisa Smile with such assurance that the important moments are never mawkish or dull, and he encourages the women to act with absolute conviction.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A big, lascivious punch line about America's peculiar, embarrassed, hypocritical relationship with sex.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's glee is contagious.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The endearing and cheeky ensemble works hard, and Ken Scott's script finds ways of wringing irreverence from the apparent good nature of the situation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Brown Bunny is certainly about how vain Gallo is. Yet rarely has narcissism produced such a handsome work of cinema.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its most effective, the movie is a chastening, sobering, and thorough work of film journalism, however shortsighted.