For 280 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Woman Chaser
Lowest review score: 0 Luminarias
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 280
280 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Feels like it could go blow up at any time. It implodes instead, and the meltdown, though visible in one of the final sequences, is still corrosive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The amazing thing about the film, for anyone who hasn't had an intentional Hollywood scare lately, is that it still delivers on the most visceral level
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Boys Don't Cry's intensity sneaks up on you like a snake.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Madhouse satire manages to disarm the second you realize it's laughing with you - and sometimes harder.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Imbued with infectious pluck. It's also a lucid, competent, titanically entertaining movie loaded with workable gags.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    More often than not the film casts an infectious, evocative spell.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Hysterical-depressing, vividly sobering.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A work of strangely bold, distinctly American pop art - proud to be ashamed, ashamed to be proud, unafraid to ignore its commercial bearings.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Almodovar imbues his Harlequin-novel-meets-Marvel-comic-book melodramas with something more than a wink and a smile, and it's beguiling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A knock-down, haywire ballad of the adrenalinization of love and despair.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Blair Witch forgoes a literal boogeyman in favor of the unseen, which, in this case, is as scarily bone-chilling as anything they could show you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like laughing into a mirror for 113 minutes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Beautiful, wandering little love story that wants to break your heart and probably will.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    In Criminal Lovers, the "Bonnie and Clyde" model of killing-as-erotica gets a shrewd, funny, decidedly French workout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Through it all, Ozon supplies a sense of pathos that makes fun of its own soullessness, transforming a self-serious suicide note into an existential love letter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A document of vexing (and vexed) immediacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The majestic pageant of images - no sylvan landscape has been this indelibly, dimensionally alive - is inextricably welded to the multifold spiritual / ecological questions about the future that Miyazaki is contemplating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's a gas, dude!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's the rawest, most hot-blooded, provocatively audacious, dangerous movie to come of out Hollywood this year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's the hypnotic long-form music video Smoke never got to make.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's the most liberated and alive [DeNiro]'s been since his deluded Rupert Pupkin tried to kidnap Jerry Lewis in "King of Comedy."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Fancher's placid, eerily subdued first directorial feature.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In Winona Ryder's case, Girl Interrupted is a showcase in which her brittle, angry portrait shows she has graduated from ingenue to actress.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A finely coiffed, cream-cheese "8 1/2" remix with Gere, a Marcello Mastroianni for Oprah Winfrey times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A featherweight parlor-room French farce in need of an anchor to keep it from being blown away by the summer blockbuster gales.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Deceptively keen as both a paranoid political thriller and a caveat against the trustworthiness of your friends and neighbors.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Loose and funny with verve.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The deft, hilarious Notting Hill finds Grant's dour-droll-deprecating affliction at its most dead-on.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    An army of rolled abs and their owners give the state of American race relations a beginner's workout.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Exists as a seldom represented American time capsule, and it's all good.