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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Far From Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1825 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is like a daydream, and it's most infectious when the characters are in motion or misbehaving, which is often.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's climactic car chase is as absurdly thrilling as it is innovative. Set almost silently in a blue-gray daytime downpour, it has a tough, improvisatory danger that makes the movie. If John Coltrane went in for action sequences, he'd have dug this one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A surprisingly effective little horror nightmare.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Kline's combination of pratfalls and urbanity is funny, but it rubs against the rest of the movie's effortless rustic charm. He's like Errol Flynn on a hayride.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Groovy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The first half of Moonlight Mile feels like the runaway trailer for a movie that can't wait to jerk your tears. But to quote Joe in a moment of epiphany, there's a ''truth enema'' out there, and, boy, it really brings this movie around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Slight but fascinating.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a half-life better than Martin Lawrence treading similar, simpler water in "Big Momma's House."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Wonderfully deranged.
    • 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.
    • 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
    At its most effective, the movie is a chastening, sobering, and thorough work of film journalism, however shortsighted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's debatable whether watching Huffman get dressed, take hormones, and learn to use a more feminine diction could sustain an entire movie, but the character is certainly a creation more original than a lot of the film itself.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film has sprung from the mind of the Frenchman Leos Carax and ought to be seen to be believed, on the largest screen you can find, and probably sober, too, since it becomes its own narcotic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This intriguing story, like many tales of mid-20th-century American art, is fueled by testosterone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Priceless.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The actor's (McConaughey) lovable exuberance is exactly what this heartsick movie needs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Oceanic Preservation Society doesn't change the world so much as call attention to something so very wrong with it. And in doing so, The Cove culminates with an image of political agitation that might be one of the most oddly effective public service announcements you'll see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film spends its first half explaining the song -- famously and vividly about the cycle of Southern lynching. Its better second half-hour unmasks its composer as a compassionate Jewish guy from the Bronx.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Rachel Weisz has become an exquisite camera artist. In a single shot, she can open up a whole movie. The Deep Blue Sea has a scene like that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's hard to blame Telfair for letting his celebrity go to his head. If I were on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the 12th grade, there'd be no living with me either.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Rio
    Makes the surprising and seemingly inarguable assertion that, if we're not all Brazilian, then, at the very least, Brazil is a state of mind.

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