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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Killer of Sheep
Lowest review score: 0 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
1825 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is a modest marvel of grace and framing that unfolds with the patience of a cloud and is driven more by wonder than pure emotion. It doesn't have the exuberance of Francois Truffaut 's "Small Change." Instead, it's that movie's antonym, yet just as wondrous.
    • 87 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Both a staggering realist thriller and a jeremiad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Nothing momentous happens here, but Philibert has a magical sense of how to find the simple poetry lurking in the universal routine of being a kid. A lot of the film's lyricism is extracurricular.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Has a power that doesn't announce itself until it's over: You leave not wanting to give up on life, just resentful of the world we live in.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film's central drama is not between the former secretary and the filmmaker. It's between McNamara and history.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    As Apichatpong erases, once again, the barriers between the celestial and terrestrial, he also does away with the cordons between film genres - this is sci-firomancefamilyreligiousthrillercomedyporn. No video service has a section for that. The only suitable shelf is the one in your soul.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Who most of these exquisitely costumed people are I have no idea, but they brush past the camera in such rapids of jubilation it's a wonder they don't knock the thing over. I watched most of the film exhilarated, but depressed that I'm not a big Russophile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A momentously, shockingly moving fit of shape-shifting by a filmmaker grown tired of the macabre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Boys Don't Cry's intensity sneaks up on you like a snake.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Cinema's greatest caveman meets his ancestors. For us, it's a reassurance: The creative process is astonishingly old and its fruits still surprisingly fresh.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    We're now far enough from that era that seeing it all again feels like a slap to the face in the same way that watching certain moments in the civil rights epic "Eyes on the Prize" chills your bones. This doesn't have that series' stately magnitude. It's smaller and crasser, but it's comparatively galvanic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Ten
    The new Abbas Kiarostami film is called Ten, and in it something amazing happens: nothing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    What Hoss is asked to play - and does play with great skill - is the fine line between self-protection and hauteur.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    The movie is also more extraordinary than a mere scenic slideshow.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Argo is absurdly suspenseful for both of its hours. I've never been this stressed-out watching people shred documents.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Nothing as big and strange and right as The Master should feel as effortless as it does. That's not the same as saying that it's light. It's actually heavy. It weighs more than any American film from this or last year. It's the sort of movie that young men aspiring to write the Great American Novel never actually write.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A movie loaded with strange delights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    The immediacy and caprice of violence in The Interrupters are just as strong as in nearly every documentary I've seen about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    A satire whose dead aim stops wounding - and starts making - stereotypes of white middle-classness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movies are smart -- smarter than you, but not in an off-putting way. Their basic appeal, especially this new one, is that Matt Damon’s killing machine, Jason Bourne, is the cleverest man on earth. And we thrill to his sense of superiority.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Here the Japanese senses of honor and of shame are particularly entangled. Later in the film, Lu mounts an Imperial Army parade through the Nanking ruins. It's something to see.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    With impeccable skill, Akin has made a film roiling with cruelty but guided by tough political optimism. No, we can't all get along, but some us of are trying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Debbie gets away with being such a cauldron of extremes because the airy-voiced Mann is extremely good at playing them. She happens to be Apatow's wife (the kids in the movie are theirs), and with the possible exception of Téa Leoni , it's hard to imagine who else could get away with this combination of needling and affection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Setting aside, just for a moment, his general loathsomeness, there is a case to be made for a less apparent aspect of Benito Mussolini: He was once really hot.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    These people may be really, really dangerous, but they're also really, really polite.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Enigmatic as it is, The Intruder dares us to see movies as visual marvels tethered to humanity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This emperor verges on dementia, having no apparent clue how to function.

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