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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Fast Food Nation
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Hollywoodland has scraps of old movie glamour. It also has shades of later movies that sullied all that class and refinement with a lurid touch, namely Roman Polanski's "Chinatown." But that's all Hollywoodland is: scraps and shade.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The first thing you notice about this so-so adaptation of James Ellroy's novel is the shoddy acting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The point of all this solemnity may be to pay serious respect to those rescue swimmers, who courageously look after errant kayakers or victims of Hurricane Katrina. But what we get in exchange is a movie that feels too much like a Coast Guard recruitment film. Who wants to pay to see that?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In the Land of Women sounds like a piece of cheap science fiction about the last man on earth. If you're the lovelorn mother and daughter in Jonathan Kasdan's first movie, a grating romantic drama, that's painfully close to the truth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Joshua is the sort of movie in which nobody does what you would do: like spank or demand an extra-strength time out.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    In The Bucket List, Nicholson is human-ish. And Freeman is so human.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Mostly, Smart People is a failure of imagination.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Once the vulgar comedy dissipates, we're left with poorly photographed, bullet-riddled summer-action mayhem. The only thing drunker than Hancock is the editing and camerawork.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There are two reasons to put up with Soul Men, and that's the soul men themselves. Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac appear to be having a good time, and for most of this raunchy, poorly orchestrated buddy comedy, that's enough.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    By 2009, the franchise has nothing new to offer. The culture, through video games and reality television, has caught up to the series and surpassed it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    You put up the cash, the movie clunks.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    There is a mild pleasure in the sight of Jude Law pirouetting with a hacksaw through gangs of extras, but the amusement is notional. I actually don’t find him terribly interesting as a kinetic object.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Little of the fragile wisdom with which García Márquez imbued that idea has survived this timid Hollywood treatment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Christian Gudegast and Paul T. Scheuring, the movie isn't even worthy of former NFL linebacker turned straight-to-video action figure Brian Bosworth.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The new remake of Arthur is a thin copy of the 1981 original. But it has a few things going for it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Larry Crowne isn't a movie for adults. It's a movie for adults who don't like things with screens and keyboards.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The crime is appallingly petty. But occasionally the friction between two actors' idiocy will produce a comic spark.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    This tired little movie got on my last nerve. If Driss is so charismatic and so full of ingenuity, why isn't he using any of that skill to help lift up his family?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Come for the surfing. Stay for the sainthood.

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