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 Police, Adjective
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A bonanza of pop uplift. It wraps the up-from-nothing drama of ''Flashdance'' in the sassy, interracial pep rallying of ''Bring It On'' and the military romance of ''An Officer and a Gentleman.''
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A hip-hop cousin of Prince's ''Purple Rain,'' which had braver fashion sense and better original songs.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Grind lacks in cinematic skill, it makes up for in heart, which is what most dudes-in-arms flicks are missing. Given the option of spending eternity with these gentlemen or the boys of ''American Pie,'' I'd choose the lads of Grind.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Loach makes a working metaphor of the old ant-and-grasshopper story, but the film's images are what echo the loudest.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If there's true magic to be found in the proceedings, it's in Garai's dexterous performance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Has to be appreciated simply for doing its job, for being the only thriller I've seen recently that made me wonder how my knuckles ended up in my mouth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Wattstax is a disorienting and ironic moviegoing experience. It's a film about the curative powers of rhythm-and-blues music that sets out to frustrate your sense of rhythm in its insistence on the blues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Norton is unapologetic and unflappable in his part. Slimy and vaguely nerdy, he's become the thinking man's thug, even if this character's Armani-wear is better tailored than his psychology.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Only loosely concerned with behind-the-scenes gossip and is squarely focused on the nature of Fellini's insatiability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a quiet little gag homage both to Boris Karloff and to the set up of shelf-loads of pulp novels and films noir. And Peltola, with his flat, serious face and damp, oil-black hair, happens to look, at times, like Richard Widmark and Kirk Douglas.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The first half of Moonlight Mile feels like the runaway trailer for a movie that can't wait to jerk your tears. But to quote Joe in a moment of epiphany, there's a ''truth enema'' out there, and, boy, it really brings this movie around.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's also a message movie, about as weighty as Lara Flynn Boyle and twice as absurd. But I'd like to report that I had an excellent time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Delivers chunks of ''Yellow Submarine'' and ''The Phantom Tollbooth'' -- a vividly timeless oddity suitable for many children and most stoners.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In a summer in which every blockbuster is zealous to be a video game, Rodriguez, with a wink, has produced his own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As ambitious as this may be, however, the movie's objectives tax its energy even as the girls' plight tears at your heart.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Bay's movie is also a confident mega-production that feels it doesn't need to lean on its visual frills if it has Smith and Lawrence -- it's a natural-born buddy flick.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's glee is contagious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Very much a genre picture, relying on notions of suspense, surprise, and comeuppance. Indeed, at the center of this movie is a question of whether what we're seeing is really to be believed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie star Julie Christie turned 62 last month, and anyone under the impression that she merely floated through her prime heedless of the age in which she worked should catch her in A Decade Under the Influence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Witherspoon is a professional, demanding we give ourselves over to her carbonated pluck.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This third installment is the loudest, dopiest, and least inventive of the three. But what the movie...lacks in intelligence it makes up for in sheer doom.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey don't simply star in this movie; they tag-team it out of the Freddie Prinze Jr. --Julia Stiles puppy-love ghetto.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's narrative can be taxingly ornate, but there's something beautiful about its metaphorical conflation of politics and glamour, the real and the fictional.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Sayles seems to be trying, single-handedly, to correct centuries of First World self-centeredness in Third World contexts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the movie lacks in ambition, originality, and grit, it makes up for in pure feeling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Mercifully, The Station Agent is not about how these misfits heal one another -- they're not that miserable, for one thing. It's about the unlikely ways proximity, need, and coincidence create friendships.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is touchingly firm about leveling with children, drawing a careful, crucial line between fantasy and reality, without patronizing or haranguing them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is often at odds with itself as a sincere work of romantic comedy, as Wilder's sometimes were, too. Nonetheless, it's determined to keep Clooney's considerable comedic skills front and center. He's never been looser, sexier, or more antic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Engrossing, smartly made documentary.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At heart, Sylvia is constructed as a psychological suspense film framed around the ambiguities of Hughes's infidelity and Plath's resulting paranoia. So at its strangest, the movie is a potboiler.