For 1,500 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Kurt and Mark's trip to those hot springs is a figurative return to Eden. Anyone who's had a disillusioning reunion with a moony old friend knows what Mark discovers: They're too old to stay that innocent. None of this hit me until after the movie ended. But it hit me hard: You can't go home again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's film is a fascinating look at the intersection of commerce, celebrity, and controversy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Volver brims with personal and cinematic allusions, but no one hungry for a well-told tale from a master storyteller is required to understand them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A shrewdly acted, bittersweet comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A movingly acted, terrifically old-fashioned World War II picture rethought as a post-colonial rebuke.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A parody of and winking homage to the history of Thai melodrama, Wisit Sasanatieng's uproarious filmmaking debut exuberantly combines pop and kitsch with a wholesome belief in the thrills of bad art.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Mafioso is the missing link in the mob movie arc.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Bug
    Engrossingly manic version of Tracy Letts's great stage play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If their movie doesn't float your boat as a work of science-fiction, action, philosophy, heliocentrism, or staggering visual spectacle (although, it really should), then it certainly succeeds as a parable for cinematic ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Brilliantly, the movie becomes a double coming-of-age story. The parents' political awakening parallels their daughter's.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The word bears repeating, so everyone from Andrew Weil to Stephen Hawking to Mikhail Gorbachev is here to speak the still-inconvenient truth. The filmmaking, however, is far more relentless than in that Oscar-winning Al Gore slide show.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A portrait of two different men whose compulsion for Donkey Kong is hilarious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    When a movie about a guy who orders a sex doll off the Internet can turn vice into virtue, something miraculous has occurred. Lars and the Real Girl achieves that kind of miracle.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film quickly becomes one of the most powerful, carefully researched investigations of the moral-legal side effects of current American military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. It's terrifying in a way that sneaks up on you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is the epidemic from love's point of view, a story as much about how the disease can ravage the heart as it does the body. It is also Téchiné's best film since 1998's superb "Alice et Martin," and 1994's even better "Wild Reeds."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's refreshing to see Gondry's moviemaking still possessed by the community spirit he caught a few years ago with "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Everything about Chop Shop is modest - the movie's scale, the characters' ambitions. Another director might have tried to nudge the film's grim detours toward tragedy. And that might have worked, too. But Bahrani is a refreshingly deceptive director in that sense.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Alexandra is a pleasure to watch, but it's also one of those lovely, unclassifiable movies that flourishes better with repeated or prolonged exposures.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    To say the least, the film is awkward, like a piece of badly assembled Ikea furniture. Still, editor Bernadine Colish weaves together all that C-SPAN footage into a disturbing procedural indictment. Legislators use the same language - often the president's - to justify the rush to war. The repetition is comical until it's scary: They're parroting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is a film of our times - paranoid, heartbroken, disillusioned - and the rare recent American movie whose characters react the way actual people might.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie takes the ABBA jukebox musical that ate London, and is still eating Broadway, and turns it into a surprisingly sensuous experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Wendy Carroll is a character we rarely see in movies anymore, a woman left alone with her thoughts. That a moviegoer would care what she's thinking testifies to the power in Williams's brand of solitude.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Merry, filthy, unstoppably hormonal, Serbis feels very much like the sort of movie that happens when no one is minding the store.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The decadence is obvious. But true to the Valentino prerogative, it's beautiful - sad, too: a dream life moving into the unknown.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Fighting has real grit and excellent acting. In other words, there is gold in that dirt.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This emperor verges on dementia, having no apparent clue how to function.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It’s imperfect, but it’s daring, bold, and from a director who isn’t scared of anything.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie is a perfect blend of calm execution and uninflected farce.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Awash in strangeness, a poem that details what it's like to be 13 at the end of a millennium.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like a whacked pinata, it spills over with treasures - and one of the best things to fall out is Steve Buscemi, doing a riotously meek variation on the mad-scientist-with-cracked-lenses-and-lab-coat bit.