Wesley Morris

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For 1,826 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Lowest review score: 0 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
1826 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Rarely is a movie audience asked to put up with so much noise for such a thankless payoff.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    It's actually a pretty lousy thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The movie treats trysting as comedy and yet is stingy with the laughs.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Franco can be exhilarating in movies -- tremulous, unhinged, a little wild. Here his jaw never stops quivering and his eyes stay welled up, advertising a breakdown that never comes. Not that Myles has a presence a man would fall apart over. She's too professional to drive anybody crazy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    This is an inept and unsubtle romantic fantasy about how black people and white people don't mix.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    An overblown urban crime drama that should be a lot better than it is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The strip is now a cartoonish sitcom pretending to be a romantic comedy about a drama queen and his adventures in lust. The movie might have gotten away with it, were it interested in romance or comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Unofficially, You, Me and Dupree is a companion piece to last summer's "Wedding Crashers," a movie whose lunacy is desperately needed this summer.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Perhaps Employee of the Month, which was typed then directed by Greg Coolidge, is unfolding in the key of satire. But you'd have to be a dog to hear it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The most popular facial expression for victims in The Grudge 2 is something I'd like to call "deep befuddlement." This time "deep befuddlement" goes double for paying customers.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    A slick but dull new shoot- ' em-up from Jamaica, doesn't penetrate the mysteries of high-rolling, high-risk thug life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The real problem with Harsh Times is Jim himself. Bale goes at the part with his usual intensity, but the character still seems like a psycho without psychology or a soul.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Watching the movie made me long for the big , risky ideas and entertainingly fearless filmmaking in David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees " and Spike Jonze's "Adaptation ," which Kaufman wrote. Both were similarly conceptual escapades, but they let it all hang out.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Creaky, earnest melodrama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    For better and worse, the movie is more attractive and competently assembled than its schlock peers. That's refreshing, but it hardly excuses the appalling lack of suspense, intermittent tastelessness, or shockingly low camp quotient.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The only recommendable thing about Norbit is that he's not as bad as every other person in this movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The movie needs Richard Dreyfuss .
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Probably as tolerable as it can be for a comedy with no obvious creative aim. You can imagine the crew cracking up on some outtake reel, which honestly is what this movie feels like.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    A powerful film of suffering and sacrifice and desperation. But it's vacuous, banal, and, where its mix of sentiment and grisliness is concerned, rather despicable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The movie might have been more tolerable had Besson searched harder for a performer and not a specimen. Barbara Stanwyck in her prime might have made more sense.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Nothing about this movie works, not the title (it used to be called "Clubland "), not Blethyn's attempt to inject comedy into her rickety stereotype of a character.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Stardust certainly could have gone somewhere fun. But the magic and zip you need to get a blimp like this off the ground is scarce.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Unlike most of what Moore has been in, Dedication is unlikely to delight retirement homes on movie night. But it's not imaginative, lively, or true enough to speak to its intended audience of American Apparel shoppers, either. It's a slog.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    You don't have to hand the folks behind Dragon Wars much (the acting, directing, costumes, editing, props, music, etc: They're all off). But when they decide to sic that giant snake and those prehistoric dino-birds on downtown Los Angeles, the movie turns shockingly watchable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Human trafficking is an awful societal issue, and Trade happens to be an awful movie about human trafficking.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    The Hollywood version of one of those fawning "60 Minutes" segments about musical prodigies. For most of it, I could hear the congested awe of Morley Safer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Blithely inept.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    A sorry excuse for a ghetto SOS.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    This is one of those your-roots-are-showing family circuses where just about everybody seems like a clown.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    This story could have gone in a number of more inspiring allegorical directions but winds up your average bedtime story instead.

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