Wesley Morris

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For 1,831 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Wesley Morris' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Ten
Lowest review score: 0 House on Haunted Hill
Score distribution:
1831 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Come for the surfing. Stay for the sainthood.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The ending steals actionably from "The Blair Witch Project," the movie that helped spawn these first-person chillers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's delicately made, yet forceful in its delicacy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    The comedy in Robelin's movie veers from wacky and overwritten to truly, beautifully sad, especially the whimsical final sequence, which is as apt an existential tribute to the afterglow of Fonda's fabulousness as you'll see.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Wesley Morris
    Nothing works. Or some of it works, but that doesn't matter because what's working is so deeply, painfully boring.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    For some, Atlas Shrugged Part II is a ridiculous movie. For others, it's scripture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    It's inspired of Sachs to lean on Russell for a kind of oblique emotional depth. But it's possible to leave this movie mistaking Sachs's soul for Russell's.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary The Other Dream Team tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    With "Dogtooth," the point was: Don't try this at home. Now, the expanded lesson is: Don't try this anywhere.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    I've never seen a movie like this. Not on purpose. Daniels isn't saying he's tasteful. He's just saying that his tasteless trash is as deserving of our attention as the tasteful trash we feel like we have to see. The whole thing's a crazy fantasy, like watching a porno dream it can win the Oscar.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    The clichés are still clichés. They've just been renovated.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The whole thing ends with an urgent plea to visit the movie's site, which is partially devoted to The Issues, which involve such topics as "overmedication," "overtreatment," and "reimbursement."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    The college singing-group comedy Pitch Perfect isn't dumb, but Kendrick's participation implies that it might also be smart. And sometimes it is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie has a lot going for it. In less than 90 minutes, it walks us through sketches of Vreeland's private life and the formulation and decades-long execution of her philosophy in the pages of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. The energy here is a selling point.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Wesley Morris
    This is a terrible little movie even by the standards of the genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    An inconsequential high-school-reunion comedy that gets better when it stops trying to make you laugh.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    The camera is just everywhere, from the point of view of everything. When I left the movie the other night, people complained of seasickness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The movie's patient in the way of "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress" or "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." That's where culinary nonfiction is now - sleepy, observant. And, for the most part, that's OK.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    Dunst is the realest, rawest thing in the film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    The Words aspires to depths greater than the sex we never see these two have. There's nothing for the eye to do while the ear fills with the banalities of two streams of narration, one by Dennis Quaid, the other by Jeremy Irons, all of it built around a lie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    This movie is basically where some small-screen comedy in the last year has been: "2 Broke Girls," "New Girl," and, their far superior sister, "Girls."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Oh my God, evil. What's with you? Ever since "The Exorcist," it's been the same song-and-crab-dance: Demons don't kill, divorce does.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Wesley Morris
    Birbiglia, who's from Shrewsbury, has done some wonderful things with awkwardness. I'm sad to report that Sleepwalk With Me isn't one of them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The directors and distributors can't rely on us. They should be implored to watch their movies in the same theaters we do. It's the only way for them to understand that a crime is being committed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    With Dosunmu, African culture thrives in a demographically shifting but historically African-American part of town. If the idea is that Nollywood could work in Manhattan, this is the director who can show us how.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Wesley Morris
    It's a better movie than what's inspired it, but that fails to explain much. It's like preferring the line at the concession stand to the one for the bathroom.

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