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 Crimson Gold
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If the second hour or so isn't as strong as the first, it's because the filmmaking fails to rise to the injustice that's befallen its subjects since their exoneration. It can't, really.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    For an anonymous Saturday afternoon, it's the best lump of coal Hollywood can jam in your stocking.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The story is a mess. But On Guard was directed by the reliable Philippe de Broca, who imbues the whole affair with high-calorie silliness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Sensationalism and doom are not on screen here; Jacquot offers a relatively peaceful moment in Sade's life.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Like Schumacher, director Gregor Schnitzler is more preoccupied with his characters' looks than their behavior. You might not buy the ideas. But you'll definitely want the T-shirt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Wonderfully deranged.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This present-day Paris of Le Divorce is smartly shot and costumed, and the whole affair is breezy and uncharacteristically insouciant, given the reserved nature of the folks responsible for it.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The real core of The Core is the beautiful friendship between a highly emotive Eckhart and the sacrificial Karyo. Their bond is the best thing to happen to Franco-American relations since SpaghettiOs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Short without feeling scant. That's how big its sense of grief is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Suffice it to say that Chris Smith's Home Movie is the most bananas episode of ''Cribs'' ever. The film is Smith's ballad of the wacky homeowner.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Kennedy doesn't take the character any deeper than a caricature of rich, nonblack fans of hip-hop culture. But as a caricature, he's fantastic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A patient, suspenseful exercise in genre craftsmanship
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    No one here is prodding you to laugh. It just happens.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The closer you get to sorting out the truth, the less likely you are to believe it, let alone comprehend it. The latter half of this movie is as outlandish as a Mexican soap opera.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What's special about the movie is how totally it believes in itself as a musical. The tunes, co-written by Sandler and a bunch of his pals, take on rock opera and traditional Jewish folk music with boyish exuberance.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Armed with a dinner theater accent and hair that looks like an LP melted on his head, Turturro pockets the picture. As a demonstration of his newly accessed maturity and benevolence, Sandler helps him do it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Medea works on von Trier's own imagistic terms. There are shots and sequences in this movie that feel unique.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The cast helps enliven what could otherwise come off as a treatise. All four actors played these roles during the play's off-Broadway run.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is that rare art flick whose subject goes nuts because his work is not self-indulgent ENOUGH.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is profane. But who knew police brutality could play as a laughing matter?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Corny. But it's corny in a way that a Hollywood movie about a boy who just wants to go home ought to be corny. Plus when it's done with this much care, corny works for me.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film spends its first half explaining the song -- famously and vividly about the cycle of Southern lynching. Its better second half-hour unmasks its composer as a compassionate Jewish guy from the Bronx.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Loaded with priceless encounters that would seem incongruous in any other movie but play here as low-comedy facts of some parts of black life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Even if some of the references are inscrutable, a lot of 8 Women is a riot. Here and there Ozon finds the key to a level of farce that would have amused Bunuel himself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A relentlessly serious action movie, characterized by, of all things, sorrow.