Wesley Morris
Select another critic »
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 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Beaches of Agnès
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie brings to mind the more polite parts of "Wedding Crashers." Failure to Launch, while totally exuberant and appealingly made, is not nearly as randy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A screwball comedy that made me wish I were 13 again, because this is precisely the kind of movie I would have gone nuts for in the ninth grade.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Like the great Iranian filmmakers, Rasoulof has no use for the artificiality of heightened drama.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a disarming and, in its own way, delightful vehicle for its star and executive producer, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Who could hate this movie?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Holofcener writes as well as Albert Brooks at his best, and her finesse with actors is as assured as James L. Brooks's on his TV and film projects from 20 and 30 years ago.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zahedi's search for fulfillment is depleting, like throwing good sex after bad. The more we learn about the hole in his soul, the more vivid his misogamy becomes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zeiger's movie is a timely salute to the risky and brave men and women who had the temerity not only to think for themselves but to speak their minds.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Never has a movie so soberingly made the fight to save life and the struggle to hold on to it seem so futile.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    For most of Lady Vengeance, Park is playing with us. But the jokey atmosphere dissipates and the fun turns inside out in the movie's last act.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The happiest news about the third (and final?) X-Men movie is actually quite sad: headstones. Yes, The Last Stand brings the lamentable deaths of several major characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Cuesta prizes curiosity and perception over conflict resolution. He likes the way kids take their cues from adults and the ways they revolt against them. Even as the kids do the ugliest things, the film stays cool without ever being cold.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In an eco-horror show that politely masquerades as a documentary, the former vice president effectively warns of man-made cataclysm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A dinner-from-hell comedy about a pretty Jewish Spaniard who brings a nice Palestinian guy home to her outspoken Madrid family.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film's insistence on the men's innocence is matter of fact. But it's also an urgent corrective to the suspicious eye the movies so often cast on Arabs and Islam.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    While the picture isn't brilliant, it is, at its most entertaining, a kicky, surprisingly astute throwback to bygone Hollywood social comedies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A big, silly party.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Another gorgeous and immensely satisfying reminder that there are few better directors than Téchiné when it comes to capturing the vagaries of the heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Mamet's understanding, straight white maleness is the most powerful weapon such men have. It can also be illusory, which is why the last scenes of Edmond are so touching.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is seriously sexy and seriously entertaining.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie has a great time playing with ideas of scope and perspective, shifting between microscopic and macroscopic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    We are treated to the riotous, almost David Lynchian moment in which Ferrell runs around a motorway in his undies screaming that he's on fire. He's not. Actually, come to think of it: He is.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its core, Quinceañera, a modest but remarkably poignant comedy, is the story of a neighborhood.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The filmmaker doesn't exactly let anyone off the hook.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Protector is about 84 minutes long, and only four of those minutes are devoted to plot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's inevitabilities (the humiliating loss, the ebb and flow of camaraderie, the triumphant finale) have deep resonance.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This pop-up book of a film is an ideal arrangement between director and star.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Little Children understands so well, and so poignantly, is a kind of parental existentialism that hits 30- somethings with kids: How does having children make you such a less interesting adult?