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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 How to Survive a Plague
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film, which is as economically made as it is primitively animated, ambles from adventure to adventure, taking nothing seriously, not even itself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Slightly more mature and better assembled, Road Trip goes one better on "American Pie" by teasing out the idiosyncrasies in four guys existing in a personality grab bag.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The resulting film is nobly ridiculous and ridiculously noble, doing everything in its power to subvert the dross it's fooling around with.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Thompson adapted the screenplay from Christianna Brand's "Nurse Matilda" books, and she and director Kirk Jones balance the slapstick and levity with darker enchantments. At its most enjoyable the film feels like Roald Dahl's idea of "Mary Poppins."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zoo
    Devor's sympathy for both the men and the animals is humane, yet his movie is palpably sad. A sense of shame cuts through all the ambiguity. You know less about what you've watched when Zoo is over than you did when it started. And that's what makes the movie so hard to shake.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Part Marxist social drama and part Michael Moore corporation-needling, with fed-up residents trying to outsmart the big, bad naive company to keep their lights on for free.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is quick, painless, and more than a little brave: not since John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and the aerobicizers in "Perfect" has so much Lycra been so abused for our pleasure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    With "Dogtooth," the point was: Don't try this at home. Now, the expanded lesson is: Don't try this anywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Like a Sally Field movie by Vittorio De Sica: Zhang wants to affect you with the subtle sting of his politics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Like the great Iranian filmmakers, Rasoulof has no use for the artificiality of heightened drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is the first, smallest, and most essential planet in the Van Sant solar system. The seediness of "Drugstore Cowboy " started here. So did the one-way crushes in "My Own Private Idaho " and the gorgeously epic longueurs of "Last Days. "
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie, though, is nonsense. At its most credible, the story evokes fond memories of the adult drug narcs hiding among American high schoolers on ''21 Jump Street."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As art, the movie is neither shallow nor profound, just inconsequential. Yet Coppola is too clever a filmmaker to dismiss the movie out of hand. If her film is mostly surface then she skims with style.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary The Other Dream Team tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There’s no reason a conspiracy this outlandish should work twice. But it’s so hilariously within the realm of plausibility that it does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A lovely , old-fashioned farm romance quietly doubling as a comment on immigration and American identity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    I don't think I've seen an actor do more with deadpan expressions than Mara does in this movie. Her face doesn't move but, whether she's tasing a man or standing in front of a mirror watching a cigarette dangle from her mouth, we respond to her.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film itself is also a beautiful work of art, exquisitely framed and precisely envisioned.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Rothemund gives us his sophisticated filmmaking only in the finale, which is devastating in its briskness and fury.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The filmmaker doesn't exactly let anyone off the hook.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There's something touching about the way Goldfinger obeys his moral compass. He doesn't seem at all happy with that luxury. It's a burden by a more extravagant name.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Winona Ryder's case, Girl Interrupted is a showcase in which her brittle, angry portrait shows she has graduated from ingenue to actress.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Prince-Bythewood's movie is an occasionally clunky, mostly engaging coming out party for herself.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Where most effects-laden extravanganzas aspire to be nothing more than a live-action comic book, The Matrix sees things with the venturesome clarity of a graphic novel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its best, Up in the Air invents new realms for old Hollywood sophistication.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    An adrenaline-pumping, post-musical musical.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    From both sides of the camera, Eastwood works the crowd better than he has in years.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At some point we're flashed a junkyard billboard telling us that Collinwood is the ''Beirut of Cleveland'' - yes, but here, it's by way of Looney Tunes.

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