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 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
Lowest review score: 0 Luminarias
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Pan's Labyrinth is a transcendent work of art.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    All the voice work here is excellent, especially Oswalt's. He sounds like Paul Giamatti but with a greater capacity for confidence.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is a trenchant emotional thriller that you watch in dread, awe, and amazing aggravation. It's entirely predicated upon the outcome of bad decisions - and it is not a comedy. The situation that unfolds approaches the absurdity of farce but denies the relief and release of humor. It's a tragic farce. No option or choice is to be envied.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Delivers chunks of ''Yellow Submarine'' and ''The Phantom Tollbooth'' -- a vividly timeless oddity suitable for many children and most stoners.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A milestone of eloquent understatement that captures the daily life of have-nots as few American movies have.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    In The Hurt Locker, the thrill is unexpectedly contagious. You don't realize how riveted you are until you're back on American soil observing James in civilian life.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If there's a granddaddy of breezy situationalism, it's probably Buñuel.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Freshly viewed, the movie's melancholy seems to fit uncannily well in the moment we find ourselves now. In the film there are mentions of nuclear annihilation and worries that heedless lust and wanton partying could bring Rome a second fall.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    He even calls the majestic view from one of the hospital landings his Cinecittà, after the legendary Italian film studio. The movie is a Cinecittà of the mind.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    I was much more disheartened leaving the movie the first time I saw it than I was the second. Its richness resides in its apparent objectivity. Without sacrificing a sense of hope, Cantet suggests that the school system is just like a certain vexing grammatical tense: imperfect but still fighting against irrelevance.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I liked these characters, and suddenly not having them in my life anymore, simply because Denis has decided to start the closing credits, devastated me.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    There Will Be Blood" is anti-state of the art. It's the work of an analog filmmaker railing against an increasingly digitized world. In that sense, the movie is idiosyncratic, too: vintage visionary stuff.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film's look makes a divine accessory for its music, which Miles Davis composed. There's not even 20 minutes of it in the film, yet it still defines the atmosphere, transforming a crime yarn into a bebop noir.
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    • 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. "
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Elegant.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It’s imperfect, but it’s daring, bold, and from a director who isn’t scared of anything.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film is conducted in a delirious cinema-verite style; most of what you see has a brutal, you-are-there immediacy. You're not merely watching history, you're engulfed by it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Mike Leigh's great big, superbly performed homage to the creative process.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    It's the film we leave most movie theaters wishing we'd seen instead.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    More often than not the film casts an infectious, evocative spell.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Ferguson's film is a clear-sighted counterpoint to the former secretary of defense's impression. As the title suggests, it's a seemingly infinite mess.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It sounds like the old unstoppable-force-meets-immovable-object trick. Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo has the trappings of such a story, but, mercifully, none of the follow-through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Part aerobics workout, part self-styled dreamscape, Sense is a hyperactive piece of performance art that begins as the stripped-down dress rehearsal of a garage band and builds into a mighty, exhausting spectacle that shakes as much ass as it kicks. [Review of re-release]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie whose power comes from the alignment both of Mija's discovery with ours and of a tremendous writer and director with his star.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    It's a glimmering hunk of fractured brilliance riddled with Orwellian paranoia encased in a production design seemingly pieced together from the shared dreams of Franz Kakfa and Salvador Dali, and shot from cruelly low angles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Mafioso is the missing link in the mob movie arc.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    The result is a masterpiece of investigative nonfiction moviemaking - a scathing, outrageous, depressing, comical, horrifying report on what and who brought on the crisis.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Imbued with infectious pluck. It's also a lucid, competent, titanically entertaining movie loaded with workable gags.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Aspires to the boundlessness of a kid's imagination.