Wesley Morris

Wesley Morris

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Globe , Film Comment Magazine , Grantland , San Francisco Chronicle , San Francisco Examiner
Total Reviews:
2202

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
9% Marci X (2003) " Marci X, though, is just clueless and sad, seemingly having missed the point that hip-hop is no longer a novelty to be slapped on the cheek with a white glove." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 29, 2014
62% Hercules (2014) " The point of leaving the Rock behind was to keep Johnson out of stuff like this and to take more risks, like the juiced-up idiot crook he played in Pain & Gain." — Grantland
Posted Jul 25, 2014
59% Lucy (2014) " This movie worries that humanity is wasting its potential, which is a bizarre fear for a movie that has this many nonsensical shootouts. But that's what on Besson's mind: the Big Bang and bang-bang." — Grantland
Posted Jul 25, 2014
57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " DeMonaco is more interested in scenarios than in stocking them with human beings. Everybody here is a backstory in a T-shirt." — Grantland
Posted Jul 18, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " It's strange to watch a comedy full of talented people that does not work from the opening scene. It's like eating food and not tasting anything." — Grantland
Posted Jul 18, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " To sit with this movie and witness the concentrated passage of time is to watch, in a true, moving way, your life unspool before your eyes, without fanfare or idealism or romance." — Grantland
Posted Jul 16, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " The trouble with this movie -- aside from its lack of visual wonder and musical shape -- is that you don't trust its priorities." — Grantland
Posted Jul 16, 2014
30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " If you didn't know that Jerry Bruckheimer produced this movie, the boot prints on your eardrums would've clued you in." — Grantland
Posted Jul 16, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " It also makes clear that Ebert didn't want to partake in a movie that sweetened who he was. He'd be proud to know that the movie of his life is sugar-free." — Grantland
Posted Jul 16, 2014
75% Land Ho! (2014) " Yes, this is yet another bromance, but for people who remember when that was just called friendship." — Grantland
Posted Jul 15, 2014
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets to be exciting and to say something about the world instead of merely blowing it up. The apes are among the more intellectually complex characters you're likely to spend time with this summer." — Grantland
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/4 10% From Justin To Kelly (2003) " What's depressing about From Justin to Kelly, whose title seems to refer to the text messages he sends her, is that it's been made without a lick of love, skill, or, apparently, money." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 9, 2014
23% Third Person (2014) " It makes sense that these people all seem puzzled. They're pieces." — Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2014
65% The Rover (2014) " The deadpan irony of the final sequence feels like the punch line of a mournful but very thin joke." — Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2014
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " It barely matters whether this movie is good or bad. Bay is now the sort of filmmaker -- the only one, perhaps -- whose moviemaking goes beyond such binary banality." — Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2014
94% Snowpiercer (2014) " It's a downbeat spectacle. But very good, unforgettably bizarre, original filmmaking and adventurously explored ideas can leave you feeling high, especially when you don't know quite how it's been pulled off." — Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2014
23% Tammy (2014) " McCarthy's performance of unself-conscious uncouthness celebrates the freedom to be undignified. And, still, it's being misused." — Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2014
54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Valli and the Four Seasons' story might well have been true, but as drama, it's thin and occasionally dull." — Grantland
Posted Jun 20, 2014
25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " We're still being fed ensemble movies with a dozen good actors that don't let them do enough." — Grantland
Posted Jun 20, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " The entire film is a romance -- visually, parentally, ecologically. It's got the emotional, humorous, exciting sweep you want from a summer movie." — Grantland
Posted Jun 17, 2014
85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " 22 Jump Street has the same writers and directors as the first film. But it's not smart this time as much as it is clever, and that cleverness tips into spottiness and cynical self-congratulation." — Grantland
Posted Jun 13, 2014
84% Night Moves (2014) " The movie is willing to see its ideas all the way through, while not entirely giving up on plot, and Eisenberg is unafraid to take himself where Reichardt needs him to go, which is right under our skin." — Grantland
Posted Jun 11, 2014
87% Obvious Child (2014) " Whatever talent or care Robespierre has goes into guiding the actors toward real gentleness, including Slate, who spends the movie with big, untamed hair. Her affect is brazenly ungroomed." — Grantland
Posted Jun 11, 2014
87% The Immigrant (2014) " The film is an achievement. Its complex reckoning of moral decency deserves a bigger audience." — Grantland
Posted Jun 11, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " There's a moment when the breeziness powering the story goes away and medical reality takes over, and Elgort's performance goes to a surprising new place." — Grantland
Posted Jun 6, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Ultimately, this is a two-hour video game. But the filmmakers play it well." — Grantland
Posted Jun 6, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " The movie, which MacFarlane directed and cowrote with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, is clever about its anachronisms. You stay surprised." — Grantland
Posted May 30, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " One of the great surprises of Neighbors is both the gentle way with which it handles a nimrod party animal like Teddy and how good Efron is at playing him." — Grantland
Posted May 9, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " The film feels like an exercise in dramatic style, and maybe that's enough for some people. But whether it's for me or for the characters, I need an exercise to generate a little more sweat." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " This isn't as hateful as, say, The Other Woman. The concept's a little higher and the humiliation more cosmic." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
83% Belle (2014) " [The movie] is so determined to be moral and good and optimistically anti-tragic that it forgets to be interesting, original, and illuminating." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Saulnier is also a cinematographer, and he's in complete control of the film's conflation of human-scale horror and tragicomedy." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
66% The Railway Man (2014) " The filmmakers don't have the nerve for a serious consideration of trauma, vengeance, and forgiveness." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
94% Ida (2014) " A stunning character portrait of survival and loss." — Grantland
Posted May 8, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The studios and the producers have to split the difference -- between excellence and adequacy, between darkness and light, between seriousness and fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have been split too far. It doesn't taste like anything." — Grantland
Posted May 2, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " This is ultimately a movie about class warfare and social oppression that isn't remotely science-fictional. It's real, and as dumb as this remake is, it sends you home thinking." — Grantland
Posted Apr 29, 2014
23% The Other Woman (2014) " No one knows which takes are funny and which aren't. More than once, all three women, especially poor Upton, are caught looking like they don't know what they're doing." — Grantland
Posted Apr 25, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " Transcendence doesn't induce paranoia, wonder, or suspense. It's the most incurious film you could make about something as simultaneously preposterous and promising as Johnny Depp the Internet." — Grantland
Posted Apr 18, 2014
74% Oculus (2014) " As far as competence goes, Oculus doesn't have so little as to be accidentally entertaining or enough to come close to working." — Grantland
Posted Apr 17, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Nymphomaniac is convincing as a work of philosophical seriousness." — Grantland
Posted Apr 17, 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " The movie is steeped in a world-weariness that flatters a certain kind of know-it-all. Swinton and Hiddleston, looking like twins, take disaffection to the moon. Not since Weekend at Bernie's have two actors done more to promote the cause of corpses." — Grantland
Posted Apr 17, 2014
52% Cuban Fury (2014) " It's not a bad gimmick, but the movie turns tediously sentimental fast." — Grantland
Posted Apr 17, 2014
59% Hank And Asha (2014) " The conceit is old-fashioned: hey, people falling in love long-distance! But the modern renovation confers a mild obnoxiousness." — Grantland
Posted Apr 17, 2014
84% The Unknown Known (2014) " What emerges is a fascinating portrait of a bygone approach to power, marked by a seemingly contradictory mix of transparency and obfuscation. Rumsfeld embodies that discrepancy." — Grantland
Posted Apr 11, 2014
47% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 has a childish, delicious-looking beauty. It's like watching a box of Froot Loops explode just beyond the tip of your nose. Bring milk." — Grantland
Posted Apr 11, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " It's a sign of Costner's enduring stardom that he can skate through a movie this hyperactive and dull, yet still have you like him." — Grantland
Posted Apr 11, 2014
20% Sabotage (2014) " I don't know what Ayer is trying to prove by dunking the camera in spilled guts and having it linger over charred and frozen corpses." — Grantland
Posted Apr 3, 2014
64% Bad Words (2014) " I didn't like anything about the movie before discovering what Guy is up to. I actively hated it after I figured out what was actually going on." — Grantland
Posted Apr 3, 2014
58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " The movie keeps crashing into crude shtick, cliché, and mawkishness." — Grantland
Posted Apr 3, 2014
86% Under the Skin (2014) " Glazer's made an icy thriller of ontological and existential proportions. What does it mean to be human, to be alive? In Johansson he has a star who doesn't fear being a repository of those questions." — Grantland
Posted Apr 3, 2014
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