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

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Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Hidden
Lowest review score: 0 House on Haunted Hill
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Gets diagnosably schizo.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    This is a movie from the past that's also eerily of a piece with the film culture of now and tomorrow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    As demonstrated in his previous film, a plangent snapshot of subsistence called "Waiting for Happiness," Sissako is a poet, and the filmmaking in this new picture is stuff of a deserving laureate.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Pan's Labyrinth is a transcendent work of art.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Ethereal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Makes a term like neo-noir seem like a fatuous catch phrase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    Enigmatic as it is, The Intruder dares us to see movies as visual marvels tethered to humanity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    In an age in which it feels as if seemingly pure intimacy no longer exists, this film thrives on nothing but intimate moments.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Wesley Morris
    It's the film we leave most movie theaters wishing we'd seen instead.
    • 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]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    When a movie about a guy who orders a sex doll off the Internet can turn vice into virtue, something miraculous has occurred. Lars and the Real Girl achieves that kind of miracle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A portrait of two different men whose compulsion for Donkey Kong is hilarious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The amazing thing about the film, for anyone who hasn't had an intentional Hollywood scare lately, is that it still delivers on the most visceral level
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What he's (Brooks) come up with is one of the most humane works ever made about the lives of working mothers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The Poe-like atmosphere in Stolen is such a chilling success that when Mashberg says that Gardner would have cracked this case herself, it's impossible to imagine that she isn't out looking for those paintings right now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    You can see her (Binoche) effect on Kiarostami's filmmaking: She brings out something new in him, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    "Grin Without a Cat" brilliantly used montage and a wide intellectual scope to speculate about the history of war and revolution. "Grinning Cat" is a more modest achievement, but the director's wisdom remains robust.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Grace is grace, and however it arrives, there's no denying its presence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Everything about Chop Shop is modest - the movie's scale, the characters' ambitions. Another director might have tried to nudge the film's grim detours toward tragedy. And that might have worked, too. But Bahrani is a refreshingly deceptive director in that sense.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like its stunt work, the movie is both ridiculously hyperactive and a muscular feat of absolute confidence. I don't expect to have a more adrenalizing time at the movies this summer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The achievement of this movie is that Kaurismäki manages the seemingly impossible task of making a farce about farces. In other words, this is a very good movie in quotation marks and a very good movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Alexandra is a pleasure to watch, but it's also one of those lovely, unclassifiable movies that flourishes better with repeated or prolonged exposures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A monumentally graceful union of two extremely dissimilar stars, one inspired cinematographer and an exceptionally patient, curious, independent-minded director.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
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    A triptych whirling on a Lazy Susan of revolving character perspectives.

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