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 There Will Be Blood
Lowest review score: 0 P2
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Daybreakers has unexpected flashes of brilliance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Streep is in movie star mode, and she’s irresistible. But Baldwin achieves something not many men have been able to with Streep: You notice him.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It’s both ridiculous and ridiculously romantic, which is an apt description of a work shaped like a heart and structured like a pretzel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The scenes between Montgomery and Stone in plainclothes would seem to be tangential to Moverman's movie, but they're very much its point. Only in uniform do these men make sense to themselves.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Most crucially, Barrymore encourages Page to just let herself go. The sight of her making her way up residential streets in a pair of Barbie roller skates or screaming “Marco’’ in a game of Marco Polo is simply joyful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Hooper, the director, doesn’t include lots of amazing football sequences to upstage his star. He just moves everyone out of Sheen’s way. It’s about time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Watching Jackson pop, lock, rock, writhe, thrust, and clutch his crotch, even at 50 percent, leaves a feeling of woe: This show really would have been major.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A movie loaded with strange delights.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie unfolds like something out of E.M. Forster, but Assayas isn't all that interested in family dynamics. Instead, he's made a chronicle of how the children will handle the sale of the house and its treasures.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Working with his brother Ivan, Sam Raimi is laughing with us - and often louder than we are.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Box is the work of a visionary flirting with commercialism after having so grandly flouted it with “Southland Tales.’’ He doesn’t give in completely. Several trips to the megaplex might be required for The Box to make complete sense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The whole thing is as subtle as a watermelon in a bowl of Cheerios but necessary, nonetheless.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is blissful moviemaking. Much of the pleasure we have in watching it comes from seeing Tucci and, obviously, Streep connect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie turns what could have been a tedious meta-movie exercise into a sincere dour farce.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Oceanic Preservation Society doesn't change the world so much as call attention to something so very wrong with it. And in doing so, The Cove culminates with an image of political agitation that might be one of the most oddly effective public service announcements you'll see.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's few false notes come from Lumet's script, which can be overly explanatory. Because Demme is opting for present-tense realism, the characters are forced to fill us in on who did what when to whom, why, and how.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Debbie gets away with being such a cauldron of extremes because the airy-voiced Mann is extremely good at playing them. She happens to be Apatow's wife (the kids in the movie are theirs), and with the possible exception of Téa Leoni , it's hard to imagine who else could get away with this combination of needling and affection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zodiac is a kind of corrective remake of "Se7en," a renunciation of that earlier movie's psychotic nihilism. That rejection extends to a neat sight gag. Fincher gives us a shot of a cardboard cutout for "Dirty Harry" that mocks the personal abyss that catching Zodiac becomes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Duplicity so thoroughly equates sex and money that, in a manner apt for a recession, the audience is rewired when it's over. You don't care whether they love each other. You just want to see them paid.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As formulaic, but occasionally outré multiplex-bound behemoths go, Gladiator is a foaming beast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Raimi, who shares script credit with his brother Ivan and Alvin Sargent, strikes an exquisite balance between pop and woe, drama and whooshing adventure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Stirs excitement about exploration of all kinds.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Has a novelist's human touch. Were it a book, it would go somewhere on the shelf with Jonathan Safran Foer and early Philip Roth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A fine afternoon at the megaplex. And it will make a welcome addition your home library when it's released on video.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A delightful road movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A fine film of few words and very little motion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Isn't as trippy, scary, handmade-looking, or environmentally aware as some of Miyazaki's pictures. But it shares their dreaminess. Even at its most ingenious, not even Pixar does that.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Effortlessly entertaining romantic comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Expanded, Major Dundee is still a mess of great scenes sprinkled among some fairly monotonous action.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the cast members lack in sharpened skill they more than make up for in raw gusto and athletic scrappiness (most of the actors have logged a lot of soccer in their pasts). These guys give a sport that is virtually nameless in the movies a good name in this one.