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 0.6 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 Whipped
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Soberly, deeply effective.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A movie too smart and too urgent to be categorically awful. Clinically insane may be another matter altogether.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This emperor verges on dementia, having no apparent clue how to function.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    In Criminal Lovers, the "Bonnie and Clyde" model of killing-as-erotica gets a shrewd, funny, decidedly French workout.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Feels like it could go blow up at any time. It implodes instead, and the meltdown, though visible in one of the final sequences, is still corrosive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The shenanigans have been pared into 84 minutes of transgressive, potty-minded farce, that is often Waters at his most cheerful and most thematically focused.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Another triumph of modesty from a master who deserves real, paying audiences, not just the adoration of besotted film critics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Despite its ultimate nuttiness, has a quiet, consuming power that sneaks up on you and doesn't go away. This is something new and ambitious for Von Trier: a work of compassion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Brilliantly, the movie becomes a double coming-of-age story. The parents' political awakening parallels their daughter's.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's hugely entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Che
    The labor applied to Che is apparent, but it would be wrong to characterize the movie as laborious the way it was in, say, 2006's "The Good German," where Soderbergh took great pains to re-create 1940s Hollywood wartime glamour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Through it all, Ozon supplies a sense of pathos that makes fun of its own soullessness, transforming a self-serious suicide note into an existential love letter.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    He even calls the majestic view from one of the hospital landings his Cinecittà, after the legendary Italian film studio. The movie is a Cinecittà of the mind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A document of vexing (and vexed) immediacy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's a gas, dude!
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A knock-down, haywire ballad of the adrenalinization of love and despair.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film is a tower of literary and cinematic references, tangential yet somehow essential characters, and one fantastic performance after another. It's a simple movie yet is anything but.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A smartly observed, unpretentious, and unconventional comedy of manners -- or more properly, it's a comedy of mannerisms.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What's astonishing is that the movie is not a half-baked production. The spectacle now LOOKS spectacular.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    lluminating and exceptional docu-portrait.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movies are smart -- smarter than you, but not in an off-putting way. Their basic appeal, especially this new one, is that Matt Damon’s killing machine, Jason Bourne, is the cleverest man on earth. And we thrill to his sense of superiority.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The director is becoming a master of blending the political and the personal with eloquence and deceptive lightness.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Mike Leigh's great big, superbly performed homage to the creative process.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A collection of beautifully acted encounters, conversations, symbols, and vignettes woven into an evocative and unforgettably surreal garment.

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