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 0.5 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 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
1,825 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    A chillingly effective documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that’s the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Grace is grace, and however it arrives, there's no denying its presence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    What's astonishing is that the movie is not a half-baked production. The spectacle now LOOKS spectacular.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Wiseman has made several films about both disability and dance, but this new one might be his most hypnotic, rhythmically assembled observation of corporeal expression.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie isn't a critique of zoo life. But it's possible we have on our hands, in Nénette's captivity, a microcosm of celebrity star-gazing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    "Angélica" feels most like the film that argues Oliveira is this close to the beyond without ever bothering to knock first at death's door.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    You can see her (Binoche) effect on Kiarostami's filmmaking: She brings out something new in him, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    As Apichatpong erases, once again, the barriers between the celestial and terrestrial, he also does away with the cordons between film genres - this is sci-firomancefamilyreligiousthrillercomedyporn. No video service has a section for that. The only suitable shelf is the one in your soul.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie has you from its nearly wordless opening sequence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's an imperfect but ambitious film willing to confront an enormous, complex period in this country.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Who knows what movie Lonergan was searching for in all that footage? But what emerges from the tinkering and legal skirmishes is an occasional marvel, a kind of everyday highbrow social X-ray, Paul Mazursky by way of Krzysztof Kieslowski.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    I've never seen a movie so perfectly balanced between unabashed nerdiness and hipness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    This is the best thing Mortensen's ever done. His slow, paunchy, hairy Freud has a cavalier authority and a capacity for drollery. He's also seductively wise in a way that makes both Fassbender and Knightley, as very good as they are, also seem uncharacteristically callow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Dennis's film attempts something few documentaries have: to inhabit the psyche of its subject.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    We have lots of terminology for what happens when two male stars appear to have the platonic hots for each other. The genre is called bromance. The feelings are bromantic. The orientation is bromosexuality. What Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have in 21 Jump Street scrambles, transcends, and explodes all of that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Eerily tragic and chillingly hard to come to terms with.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    It's delicately made, yet forceful in its delicacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie captures a kind of tragedy of self.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    Cooper gives the performance just the right lunacy and doubt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie observes the general misery of needing serious medical treatment and the particular awfulness of needing medical treatment you can't pay for.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    The movie Quentin Tarantino has written and directed is corkscrewed, inside-out, upside-down, simultaneously clear-eyed and completely out of its mind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Wesley Morris
    An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The film is built to quaver and buckle along with its victims and martyrs. In an almost soulful way, it bespeaks the reality lingering when the final fantasy ends.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Wesley Morris
    The resulting film is nobly ridiculous and ridiculously noble, doing everything in its power to subvert the dross it's fooling around with.

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