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 Killer of Sheep
Lowest review score: 0 Lost Souls
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Incisive, highly entertaining political farce.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Boys Don't Cry's intensity sneaks up on you like a snake.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A movie too smart and too urgent to be categorically awful. Clinically insane may be another matter altogether.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A work of strangely bold, distinctly American pop art - proud to be ashamed, ashamed to be proud, unafraid to ignore its commercial bearings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Like laughing into a mirror for 113 minutes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's hugely entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Almodovar imbues his Harlequin-novel-meets-Marvel-comic-book melodramas with something more than a wink and a smile, and it's beguiling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The majestic pageant of images - no sylvan landscape has been this indelibly, dimensionally alive - is inextricably welded to the multifold spiritual / ecological questions about the future that Miyazaki is contemplating.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Eloquent and unapologetically cute.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Maddin's movies are easy, too. Point your eyes at the screen; the magic follows.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    More often than not the film casts an infectious, evocative spell.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Moore's roving essay feels even more urgent now than it did when the jury had to make up an award to honor it at the Cannes film festival in May.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's the rawest, most hot-blooded, provocatively audacious, dangerous movie to come of out Hollywood this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Blair Witch forgoes a literal boogeyman in favor of the unseen, which, in this case, is as scarily bone-chilling as anything they could show you.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Proves acutely subtle. But its question of what we forgive art in the face of atrocity and immorality is one for the ages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's a gas, dude!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A document of vexing (and vexed) immediacy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie is a block of paper that, when Tsai's finished with it, becomes a chain of snowflakes. Loneliness doesn't often get such a gorgeously ornate tribute.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I liked these characters, and suddenly not having them in my life anymore, simply because Denis has decided to start the closing credits, devastated me.