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 Elephant
Lowest review score: 0 Luminarias
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Demonstrates an idiosyncratic human touch. Kon is unafraid of the unseemly and unsightly. People are captured as they really might be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Robot Stories, technology hasn't colonized human life, it's finding ways to make living (and loving) better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Gathers a sort of darkness as it comes to its oblique conclusion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There is a lot to recommend about James' Journey to Jerusalem. Its people are not among them. This searing little parable contains some of the more deplorable folks you're likely to see in a movie about faith.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A jokey, junky potboiler.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This intimate, warmly made family portrait always feels true. The performances are particularly good.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a smart piece of revisionist fluff that dares to question what happens after the royal honeymoon is over.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's queer delight is contagious. You'll exit lip-synching.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is always entertaining and frequently smart about the new ground one girl will break to humiliate another.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Angry and tragic, Carandiru is finally, in its own way, uplifting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At the heart of most of these encounters is talk about the nature of relationships -- cousins, twins, and peers. Mostly, though, Jarmusch displays an unexpected interest in the ironies and banalities of fame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Hardship and suffering don't drive this movie so much as a romantic's gloss on the two.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The mother-child dynamic here is the fraught stuff of any worthy melodrama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its most effective, the movie is a chastening, sobering, and thorough work of film journalism, however shortsighted.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's hilarious -- and on purpose, too. This is the first satisfying adult summer comedy set in New England to come out of Hollywood since "The Witches of Eastwick" in 1987.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Ben Stiller is like a guy on the 1919 White Sox. He's rigged to lose. His comedy is the stuff of failure, and sometimes it's pleasurable watching him flit around in funny get-ups, only to have a pretty costar put him down.
    • 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
    Where a lesser movie from a lesser director might sink into its own ponderousness, Sokurov uses the ambiguity of the father and son's relationship to craft a sort of erotic puzzle.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Raimi seems more comfortable being his outlandishly jokey, B-movie self, letting entire sequences play on the line between carefree schlock and Hollywood blockbusting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Bobby marks a turning point for Colin Farrell, whose vulgarities and inelegance tend to get the better of his range.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The ideas are generous and inclusive rather than divisive: Zinn wants history to be seen and to be experienced from every possible perspective.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Spellbinding if ponderous.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Penn's Kumar could become Jeff Spicoli for the generation of college kids who've never seen "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" but always seem to have a copy of "Dude, Where's My Car?" cued up at a moment's notice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There is no plot in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's exceedingly mellow situation comedy, and that's preferred, frankly.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    These people may be really, really dangerous, but they're also really, really polite.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Brims with forboding, but it pulses with candy colors and the hum of neon signs.