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

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Milk
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    [Cuaron]'s a visionary and crafty storyteller who rewards your patience, not with twists in the plot, though the movie has its share, but with pure feeling. Deploying wit, grace, and artistry, he's whisked a kid flick into adolescence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What he's (Brooks) come up with is one of the most humane works ever made about the lives of working mothers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The Poe-like atmosphere in Stolen is such a chilling success that when Mashberg says that Gardner would have cracked this case herself, it's impossible to imagine that she isn't out looking for those paintings right now.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    "Grin Without a Cat" brilliantly used montage and a wide intellectual scope to speculate about the history of war and revolution. "Grinning Cat" is a more modest achievement, but the director's wisdom remains robust.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie is a block of paper that, when Tsai's finished with it, becomes a chain of snowflakes. Loneliness doesn't often get such a gorgeously ornate tribute.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I liked these characters, and suddenly not having them in my life anymore, simply because Denis has decided to start the closing credits, devastated me.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that’s the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A chillingly effective documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Grace is grace, and however it arrives, there's no denying its presence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What's astonishing is that the movie is not a half-baked production. The spectacle now LOOKS spectacular.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like "Life Is Sweet," "Secrets & Lies," and yes, 1971's "Bleak Moments," to name but three of Leigh's 10 semi-improvised character studies, Another Year is another frowning comedy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Wiseman has made several films about both disability and dance, but this new one might be his most hypnotic, rhythmically assembled observation of corporeal expression.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie isn't a critique of zoo life. But it's possible we have on our hands, in Nénette's captivity, a microcosm of celebrity star-gazing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    "Angélica" feels most like the film that argues Oliveira is this close to the beyond without ever bothering to knock first at death's door.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie has you from its nearly wordless opening sequence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is the best thing Mortensen's ever done. His slow, paunchy, hairy Freud has a cavalier authority and a capacity for drollery. He's also seductively wise in a way that makes both Fassbender and Knightley, as very good as they are, also seem uncharacteristically callow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    You can see her (Binoche) effect on Kiarostami's filmmaking: She brings out something new in him, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    As Apichatpong erases, once again, the barriers between the celestial and terrestrial, he also does away with the cordons between film genres - this is sci-firomancefamilyreligiousthrillercomedyporn. No video service has a section for that. The only suitable shelf is the one in your soul.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Here the Japanese senses of honor and of shame are particularly entangled. Later in the film, Lu mounts an Imperial Army parade through the Nanking ruins. It's something to see.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    We have lots of terminology for what happens when two male stars appear to have the platonic hots for each other. The genre is called bromance. The feelings are bromantic. The orientation is bromosexuality. What Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have in 21 Jump Street scrambles, transcends, and explodes all of that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The Mill and the Cross captures the wish that some of us have had while standing in front of a great painting. What hangs before us is so striking, beautiful, strange, vast, horrifying, ethereal, lifelike - so alive - that we're desperate to enter the other side of the canvas, to be inside the painting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie Quentin Tarantino has written and directed is corkscrewed, inside-out, upside-down, simultaneously clear-eyed and completely out of its mind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's an imperfect but ambitious film willing to confront an enormous, complex period in this country.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Who knows what movie Lonergan was searching for in all that footage? But what emerges from the tinkering and legal skirmishes is an occasional marvel, a kind of everyday highbrow social X-ray, Paul Mazursky by way of Krzysztof Kieslowski.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The achievement of this movie is that Kaurismäki manages the seemingly impossible task of making a farce about farces. In other words, this is a very good movie in quotation marks and a very good movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Cooper gives the performance just the right lunacy and doubt.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Eerily tragic and chillingly hard to come to terms with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Dennis's film attempts something few documentaries have: to inhabit the psyche of its subject.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie observes the general misery of needing serious medical treatment and the particular awfulness of needing medical treatment you can't pay for.