Wesley Morris

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Wesley Morris
Born (1975-12-19) December 19, 1975 (age 40)
United States
Occupation Film critic, writer

Wesley Morris (born December 19, 1975)[1] is an American journalist and Critic at Large for the New York Times.[2] Morris is a former full-time writer for the website Grantland.[3] He won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his 2011 work with The Boston Globe--the fifth film critic to win the award--citing "his smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office".[1][4]

Morris previously worked as a film critic at The Boston Globe, where he reviewed films alongside Ty Burr. Morris and Burr also made regular appearances on NECN to discuss the latest films and do the weekly Take Two film review video series on Boston.com.[5]

Before joining the Globe, he wrote film reviews and essays for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle.[5] He is featured in the 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism discussing the impact of video store shopping on the importance of film criticism, and how critic Harry Knowles started a questionable revolution of amateurs writing film criticism.

Morris was born in Philadelphia[1] and grew up there. He graduated from Yale University in 1997 and lived in Boston as of 2012. He currently lives in Brooklyn.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Criticism". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 16, 2013. With short biography and reprints of nine works (Boston Globe articles April 12 to December 16, 2011).
  2. ^ Lehman, Susan (December 8, 2015). "New Critic at Large: ‘Breathtakingly Funny, Absolutely Serious’". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Simmons, Bill. "Delighted to announce that Pulitzer Prize winner @wesley_morris joins @Grantland33 full-time starting January 1st". Twitter. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kahn, Joseph P. (April 17, 2012). "Globe film writer Morris win Pulitzer for Criticism". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Wesley Morris". Boston.com. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 

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