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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Hidden
Lowest review score: 0 House on Haunted Hill
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie puts us so close to so much yet keeps its emotional distance -- as if to say, no matter how much we see, we'll never truly know.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    The movie is church via the planetarium. It's as if Malick set out to paint the Sistine Chapel and settled for a dome at the Museum of Natural History.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a startling, speedy, gracefully executed indictment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Soberly, deeply effective.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    In 80 minutes, the film accumulates a staggering gravity.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What an amazing presence Gorintin has. Never mind her hunched back and white hair, she's no crone. She makes Eka needy for happiness but susceptible to heartbreak. It's a great performance, full of both joy and the quiet, disappointing parts of being alive that come with knowing change is part of life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film has sprung from the mind of the Frenchman Leos Carax and ought to be seen to be believed, on the largest screen you can find, and probably sober, too, since it becomes its own narcotic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is an extraordinary artistic breakthrough from a Mexican director who was already fearlessly good to begin with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Revanche was a foreign-language Oscar nominee this year, and it's a better movie than most of the films in the main race. The word "revanche" means "revenge" in German, but "waiting" would have been just as good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Hysterical-depressing, vividly sobering.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    It's a quiet little gag homage both to Boris Karloff and to the set up of shelf-loads of pulp novels and films noir. And Peltola, with his flat, serious face and damp, oil-black hair, happens to look, at times, like Richard Widmark and Kirk Douglas.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Moonrise Kingdom is Anderson's seventh movie, and it's the first since "Rushmore" that works from the opening shot to the final image.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    By nearly every measure, Milk is a beautifully made, far less conventional movie biography than most.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is a love letter from one auteur to another that doesn't feel like a term paper. Instead, Far From Heaven is an honest-to-God drama with resonance all its own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Not only does the movie look like it's set somewhere, it feels, cinematically, to have arrived from someplace - early John Cassavetes, the French New Wave, Eastern Europe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie unfolds like something out of E.M. Forster, but Assayas isn't all that interested in family dynamics. Instead, he's made a chronicle of how the children will handle the sale of the house and its treasures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A watchful, winding-down tragedy of a movie that delivers what it promises. As commentary, it's grim. As filmmaking, it's a powerfully disturbing odyssey through the Bucharest health care system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Medea works on von Trier's own imagistic terms. There are shots and sequences in this movie that feel unique.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film is a tower of literary and cinematic references, tangential yet somehow essential characters, and one fantastic performance after another. It's a simple movie yet is anything but.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Kurt and Mark's trip to those hot springs is a figurative return to Eden. Anyone who's had a disillusioning reunion with a moony old friend knows what Mark discovers: They're too old to stay that innocent. None of this hit me until after the movie ended. But it hit me hard: You can't go home again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is the most significant feature about poor black life since Charles Burnett's 1977 "Killer of Sheep."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Volver brims with personal and cinematic allusions, but no one hungry for a well-told tale from a master storyteller is required to understand them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A meticulously assembled dramatization of a grossly controversial moment in TV history.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    The movie they've assembled is in the vein of 1973's "Wattstax," but it's much more than a concert documentary. It's a jubilant, civic-minded lollapalooza.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    These people may be really, really dangerous, but they're also really, really polite.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The Oceanic Preservation Society doesn't change the world so much as call attention to something so very wrong with it. And in doing so, The Cove culminates with an image of political agitation that might be one of the most oddly effective public service announcements you'll see.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie observes the general misery of needing serious medical treatment and the particular awfulness of needing medical treatment you can't pay for.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Guy Maddin is a scholar, poet, prankster, and ferociously devoted classicist who likes to resurrect dead cinemas and deader directors and make them vital all over again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Wiseman has made several films about both disability and dance, but this new one might be his most hypnotic, rhythmically assembled observation of corporeal expression.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Like no movie before it, Adaptation risks everything -- its cool, its credibility, its very soul -- to expose the horror of making art for the business of entertainment.

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