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 Day Night Day Night
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1,500 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Protector is about 84 minutes long, and only four of those minutes are devoted to plot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's inevitabilities (the humiliating loss, the ebb and flow of camaraderie, the triumphant finale) have deep resonance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is extreme comedy, and it's amazing how director Jeff Tremaine, who along with Spike Jonze has been affiliated with this troupe from its outset, creates an environment where self-inflicted torture is uncontrollably funny without being morally offensive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This pop-up book of a film is an ideal arrangement between director and star.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Little Children understands so well, and so poignantly, is a kind of parental existentialism that hits 30- somethings with kids: How does having children make you such a less interesting adult?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Distinguishes itself from the recent glut of mediocre political documentaries by opting for nonpartisanship.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As art, the movie is neither shallow nor profound, just inconsequential. Yet Coppola is too clever a filmmaker to dismiss the movie out of hand. If her film is mostly surface then she skims with style.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The best parts of Flicka are its pinch-me optimism and its old-fashioned-movie flourishes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A lovely , old-fashioned farm romance quietly doubling as a comment on immigration and American identity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Despite the appearance of numerous free-speaking conservatives, the movie's partisanship leans nakedly to the left.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Told in a serenely observational fashion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As amusing as it is, the comedy here consists mostly of predictable potshots.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    You aren't likely to see a more ludicrous movie for the rest of the year. But rarely has such ludicrousness been used to pay tribute to a town in need of love. Déjà Vu is generic enough to have been filmed anywhere. But it happens to be set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The actor's (McConaughey) lovable exuberance is exactly what this heartsick movie needs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    An absorbing piece of investigative journalism.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This low-rent, nonsense cop business filled me with a nostalgic twinge. I didn't know I wanted the "Police Academy" series resurrected with a lot more hilarity, but I'm glad somebody did it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The historical scope of this story, as well as Loach's interest in absolute fairness, seems to have drained some of the life from its telling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is quick, painless, and more than a little brave: not since John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and the aerobicizers in "Perfect" has so much Lycra been so abused for our pleasure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The only thing missing from The Hoax might be a couple of songs. It's that breezy and fleet a movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Zoo
    Devor's sympathy for both the men and the animals is humane, yet his movie is palpably sad. A sense of shame cuts through all the ambiguity. You know less about what you've watched when Zoo is over than you did when it started. And that's what makes the movie so hard to shake.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita , the sluggish haze between extracurricular activities is exquisitely captured and framed, then patiently edited. Every shot feels like a gift.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The journey is not very exciting, but the destinations are inspired.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Breezy humor and a dazzling heist keep 'Ocean' franchise in the money.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Anyone looking for sleek futuristic action and production design should keep walking.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is the first, smallest, and most essential planet in the Van Sant solar system. The seediness of "Drugstore Cowboy " started here. So did the one-way crushes in "My Own Private Idaho " and the gorgeously epic longueurs of "Last Days. "
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    If even half of Olivier Dahan's robust film about Piaf's life is true -- and let's face it, much remains shrouded in myth and mystery -- it's a wonder she could get dressed in the morning, let alone forge a legendary singing career.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Leconte's writing is tight and nimble, and while the tests of the duo's friendship are facile, under the circumstances, they make sense. The bond between Francois and Bruno approximates the real thing; Leconte seems to be arguing that you can grow a flower from fake soil.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Quite easily Live-in Maid could have descended into a kind of Joan Crawford-Bette Davis gorgon salute. But everyone here seems way too smart for that, though apparently the movie is being prepped for an English-language version. So beware.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What the movie lacks in technical polish (it's not very handsome-looking) and dramatic perfection, it makes up for in unusual social sophistication.