Wesley Morris is an American journalist, now a full-time writer for the website Grantland. He won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his 2011 work with The Boston Globe, citing "his smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office".
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.
Before joining the Globe, he wrote films reviews and essays for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. 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 and grew up there. He graduated from Yale University in 1997 and lived in Boston as of 2012.