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 La Dolce Vita (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus spent three years shooting two teenagers living in a Maryland juvenile detention center. The completed film is called Girlhood and it feels as much a work in progress as its two troubled subjects do.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Busch combines French absurdist theater and American performance art with a drag queen's flamboyant wit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Shattered Glass, with its dumb title, is smart about good vs. evil. Incidentally, the good is Lane, who now works at The Washington Post and was a consultant on this picture.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Elf
    The movie sets Ferrell's assaultive and juvenile physical comedy in a less-combative playground, and the result might leave the Ferrell-intolerant exiting the theater on a high.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is faithful to its absurdities, sometimes hilariously so.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is like an extra-strength episode of MTV's ''Diary,'' which is like ''A&E Biography'' in the first person. Only ''Resurrection'' has a subject who's been dead for six years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There's scarcely any dialogue, and the "hukkle" sound is universal enough to make subtitles unnecessary and to please an audience of any age and attention span.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The performances by Plotnick, Leupp, and Roberson comprise a jarring special effect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It takes almost an hour for The Legend of Leigh Bowery to make a case for Bowery's sort of genius, and in the last third, the movie gives a real sense of what made him him.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A tidy soap opera. But it's a discreet, warmly made one, too. In a show of restraint, the intrigue never rises above mildly juicy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Part Marxist social drama and part Michael Moore corporation-needling, with fed-up residents trying to outsmart the big, bad naive company to keep their lights on for free.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The reliable Mike Newell directs Mona Lisa Smile with such assurance that the important moments are never mawkish or dull, and he encourages the women to act with absolute conviction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If Millennium Mambo is the only chance to see Hou Hsaio-hsien's work at a movie theater, you'd better take it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Aileen is Broomfield working compassionately. Perhaps it's only because he knows he can't save Wuornos that he can offer her as she might have been: part wounded animal, part self-destructive martyr, and all tragedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Demonstrates an idiosyncratic human touch. Kon is unafraid of the unseemly and unsightly. People are captured as they really might be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Robot Stories, technology hasn't colonized human life, it's finding ways to make living (and loving) better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Gathers a sort of darkness as it comes to its oblique conclusion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    There is a lot to recommend about James' Journey to Jerusalem. Its people are not among them. This searing little parable contains some of the more deplorable folks you're likely to see in a movie about faith.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A jokey, junky potboiler.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This intimate, warmly made family portrait always feels true. The performances are particularly good.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a smart piece of revisionist fluff that dares to question what happens after the royal honeymoon is over.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's queer delight is contagious. You'll exit lip-synching.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie is always entertaining and frequently smart about the new ground one girl will break to humiliate another.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Angry and tragic, Carandiru is finally, in its own way, uplifting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At the heart of most of these encounters is talk about the nature of relationships -- cousins, twins, and peers. Mostly, though, Jarmusch displays an unexpected interest in the ironies and banalities of fame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Hardship and suffering don't drive this movie so much as a romantic's gloss on the two.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Part of what hooks you to this movie is how Leth outsmarts his taskmaster, and how the two men have divergent, almost incompatible aesthetic ideals.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The mother-child dynamic here is the fraught stuff of any worthy melodrama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    At its most effective, the movie is a chastening, sobering, and thorough work of film journalism, however shortsighted.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's hilarious -- and on purpose, too. This is the first satisfying adult summer comedy set in New England to come out of Hollywood since "The Witches of Eastwick" in 1987.