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 The Straight Story
Lowest review score: 0 Mission to Mars
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Incisive, highly entertaining political farce.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film is conducted in a delirious cinema-verite style; most of what you see has a brutal, you-are-there immediacy. You're not merely watching history, you're engulfed by it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What Christlieb and Kijak do so well is keeping these folks from not seeming like loons.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's deeply stylized, but there's an accompanying patience and gravity that are hard to shake. They're the architecture of a lingering, unsentimental sadness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Bernal, with his sweet man-boy looks, makes Padre Amaro's portrait of corruption all the more flabbergasting in its irony.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Nathaniel fares well with his father's fellow masters, although Frank Gehry seems evasive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    AKA
    The triptych is a device but never a gimmick: three windows into one fractured soul.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Eloquent and unapologetically cute.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Despite its ultimate nuttiness, has a quiet, consuming power that sneaks up on you and doesn't go away. This is something new and ambitious for Von Trier: a work of compassion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Ultimately, Bingenheimer seems underwhelmed with himself. The people who know him say, in the movie, that he's a relic. Mayor of the Sunset Strip makes heartbreakingly clear what a glorious relic Bingenheimer is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Watching it is like being lost in somebody's richly moody campfire story -- it's so good, in fact, that only once it's over do you realize you've been holding your marshmallows too close to the flame.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Maddin's movies are easy, too. Point your eyes at the screen; the magic follows.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    [Cuaron]'s a visionary and crafty storyteller who rewards your patience, not with twists in the plot, though the movie has its share, but with pure feeling. Deploying wit, grace, and artistry, he's whisked a kid flick into adolescence.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's hugely entertaining.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    From Marber's fiercely polished writing, Nichols wrings every drop of acid, yet it's a show of the director's goodness that a movie fundamentally preoccupied with interpersonal ugliness is allowed to end on a convincing note of beauty.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The film's most endearing trait is that these people sincerely love movies, and they truly love their own idiosyncrasies. And is that not the greatest love of all?
    • Boston Globe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    In the absolutely moving new documentary Watermarks, seven women in their 80s return to the Vienna swimming pool of their youth.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A smartly observed, unpretentious, and unconventional comedy of manners -- or more properly, it's a comedy of mannerisms.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A collection of beautifully acted encounters, conversations, symbols, and vignettes woven into an evocative and unforgettably surreal garment.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A riveting and sobering way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The director is becoming a master of blending the political and the personal with eloquence and deceptive lightness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    If Keane is a downer, it's a stupendously well-conceived one.