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 0.4 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 Luminarias
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The director is becoming a master of blending the political and the personal with eloquence and deceptive lightness.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is a brilliantly structured hall of mirrors that wraps Catholicism and the movie industry into a tasty film noir.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Cooper gives the performance just the right lunacy and doubt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a patient, simmering movie. It's contemplative but without his usual smitten indulgences.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Wendy Carroll is a character we rarely see in movies anymore, a woman left alone with her thoughts. That a moviegoer would care what she's thinking testifies to the power in Williams's brand of solitude.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The whole thing is as subtle as a watermelon in a bowl of Cheerios but necessary, nonetheless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Another triumph of modesty from a master who deserves real, paying audiences, not just the adoration of besotted film critics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film itself is also a beautiful work of art, exquisitely framed and precisely envisioned.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Judy Irving's terrific documentary 'The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is ostensibly about birds, but only in the way that a game of Scrabble is about tiles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    This isn't a rousing movie as much as a reassurance. The brothers (Coens) prove they can play it straight, but they're preferred, for better and worse, at a sharp angle.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is much too buoyant a movie for tragedy. But Koreeda's achievement is that he gives us children who might weigh more, emotionally, than their parents, yet they're still these little creatures learning how to wield and bear that weight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    As ambitious as this may be, however, the movie's objectives tax its energy even as the girls' plight tears at your heart.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Many of the backgrounds look like watercolors that are either drying or dying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The Mill and the Cross captures the wish that some of us have had while standing in front of a great painting. What hangs before us is so striking, beautiful, strange, vast, horrifying, ethereal, lifelike - so alive - that we're desperate to enter the other side of the canvas, to be inside the painting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    It would be a stretch to call The Simpsons Movie more than a crisper, livelier-looking episode of the series. The change in mediums changes nothing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Tokyo Sonata, in so many senses, is about an allergic reaction to the very idea of what it means to be Japanese. The characters misplace their belief in etiquette, politesse, dignity, and propriety - or they struggle to maintain it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is an easy movie to spoil. It's rather plotless. But things happen in precisely the way that life happens.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like "Life Is Sweet," "Secrets & Lies," and yes, 1971's "Bleak Moments," to name but three of Leigh's 10 semi-improvised character studies, Another Year is another frowning comedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    A must-see.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's assemblage of audio interviews poured mostly over astounding race footage is fit for a shrine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Touching and brisk.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Oasis is that rare miraculous whirlwind romance that moves from attempted rape to reverence without kicking up a lot of dust.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Full of action, but no soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie that feels in all its vividness, specificity, and honesty - and in its amateurish screenwriting, too - like something found from the early- to mid-1990s, when American independent moviemaking encouraged far more conversations about the sexuality of young, brown girls in movies like "Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.'' and "I Like It Like That.''
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This movie catalogs a wealth of human ugliness. It’s even been made to look ugly, presumably to underscore the horror movie that is Precious’s life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like laughing into a mirror for 113 minutes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If the second hour or so isn't as strong as the first, it's because the filmmaking fails to rise to the injustice that's befallen its subjects since their exoneration. It can't, really.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A vicious horror flick with an actual beast and someone who just acts like one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    A marvelous, uncommonly observant, and unexpectedly rousing group portrait.

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