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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Ten
Lowest review score: 0 House on Haunted Hill
Score distribution:
1825 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's one TV-movie romp that Kristy McNichol never got around to starring in.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie is weak on attempts at survivalist philosophy (anyone bit by a zombie is likely to become one). Even the religious overtones feel tinny and unpronounced.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    We do learn that love heals and that the movie's title makes a terrifically lewd little rock song. (Thank you, Sol.) But that's about it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You get the sense that the cheap thrill of cheating is like putting a Band-Aid on a broken bone. The movie feels just as inadequate emotionally and psychologically. There's a lot of outward behavior but no inner life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Had Spacey made Beyond the Sea 10 or 15 years ago, it might have been close to transporting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Like an ''Afterschool Special'' with costumes by Gianni Versace, Mad Love looks better than it feels.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's an unfocused overview that intersperses choppy interviews and observations with clips from "Deep Throat," including some of its most notorious and explicit scenes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A righteous but wrongheaded thriller, chokes on its well-meant outrage and leaves a moth-eaten plot and handful of nonsense characters on its way to a dopey finish.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Doing nothing special, Freeman manages to make the picture seem wiser, funnier, and more eloquent than it is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A lot of the problem is that the picture's protagonist is both naive and foul.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie you could watch in your sleep.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Sentinel isn't an entire season of ''24" smushed into a bland two hours of movie? Does Kiefer Sutherland know?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The first thing you notice about this so-so adaptation of James Ellroy's novel is the shoddy acting.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In theory, there's nothing wrong with this unorthodox approach to Arbus -- attempting to explain her from the inside out. (In its way, Harmony Korine's freakfest "Gummo" is a better Arbus movie.) The trouble is that Shainberg and Wilson don't connect their conceit to anything artistically enlightening, erotic, or truly deviant.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A lark, with pretensions to be more.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The movie, instead, is a work of giddy self-sabotage that seems determined to matter and not matter at the same time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Mostly, Smart People is a failure of imagination.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The trouble with Quantum of Solace is that the frills are a mess, too. Even the customary opening title sequence, with its writhing silhouettes and screechy theme song by Jack White and Alicia Keys, is a cheesy throwback to the Roger Moore era: Ladies and gentlemen, the Quantum of Solace dancers!
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The film has a habit of cutting away from interviews for Maher's commentary during the drive to the next location. You can see him trying to work the car for a laugh.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This movie is especially egregious since it bundles the civil rights era, garden-variety bigotry, and the achievements of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    After a sensuous introductory act, The Reader descends into a series of dismaying contradictions regarding the moral toxins of the Holocaust - which still pollute postwar Germany.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The biggest problem with this movie - not that it's mediocre, dull, or barely written (though it's guilty on all counts). It's that Carrey himself is miscast.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Once it’s clear the movie won’t be deviating at all from its formula, Frank’s journey gets tedious.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Very little of it is as persuasive or enveloping as its beloved English counterpart. But it works very hard to distract 11-year-olds from thinking about the November arrival of “The Deathly Hallows.’’
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Date Night manages to live down to its store-brand title.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The romantic comedy has never had a star as depressing as Jennifer Aniston. It's not the movies - well, it isn't simply the movies.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Shopworn to the bone.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This native send-off is robotic enough to leave you eager to see what an artist might do with a reboot.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Dawn Treader, like its predecessors, has no real struggle or drama. We're dealing with kids for whom everything comes too easily for us to care.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    A rather pat, occasionally desperate road comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Whether this movie works for you largely depends on whether you're willing to work for it. To which I say: Bring your gym clothes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The most provocative thing about The Beaver is the adult-movie title. The film itself is alternately fascinating and dull, though mostly the latter.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This is a flavorless adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's 73-year-old children's book.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The crime is appallingly petty. But occasionally the friction between two actors' idiocy will produce a comic spark.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The party itself is something to see. A Pasadena blowout turns into a horny, druggy, apocalyptic scene culminating in riot police, news choppers, and a gentleman with a flamethrower.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid.

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